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STEPHEN HUNTER: SNIPERíS HONOR
Powerline ^ | 20 May 2014 | Stephen Hunter

Posted on 05/20/2014 10:27:35 PM PDT by Rummyfan

We are huge fans of Stephen Hunter. Steve is of course the novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning former film critic of the Washington Post. Of Steve, Glenn Reynolds concisely holds: “Love him, and his books.”

Today is the official publication date of Steve’s incredibly timely Bob Lee Swagger thriller, Sniper’s Honor. Steve has graciously accepted our invitation to bring his new book to the attention of our readers from the perspective of the author himself. He writes:

I wish I could claim that shrewd analysis and a strategic worldview prompted me to place my new book, Sniper’s Honor, begun a year and a half ago, in Ukraine, on the fault line between Ukrainian aspirations toward nationhood and Russian aspirations toward domination. Alas, I must confess: it was dumb luck.

When I began the book, off a half-assed, rather childish outline all those months ago, no one knew that in May of 2014, Ukraine was going to be a sort of ground zero, not merely between Russia and Ukraine but also between Russia and the West. I only knew I wanted to tell a story of a brave Soviet woman sniper who was lost to history when “disappeared” after a failed mission in the fall of 1944, as the German army was retreating from its Russian catastrophe. Her fate is examined by Bob Lee Swagger, who learns early on that the past is not dead and buried in that part of the world. As he progresses in his investigation, people keep trying to kill him.

(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bobleeswagger; stephenhunter
The latest Bob Lee Swagger tale is out!
1 posted on 05/20/2014 10:27:35 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

Just bought the Kindle version, couldn’t wait for the paperback and don’t have the room for more books anyway. Thanks for posting the article.


2 posted on 05/20/2014 10:47:20 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Rummyfan

YAY!!


3 posted on 05/20/2014 11:26:00 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Pre-ordered it from Amazon months ago. Waiting for it to come in the mail.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 11:55:48 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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5 posted on 05/20/2014 11:56:44 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

:)


6 posted on 05/21/2014 2:56:24 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Rummyfan

Thanks for the notice. Love me some Bob Lee.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 6:38:17 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Rummyfan

Thanks for the notice. Love me some Bob Lee.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 6:38:17 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Rummyfan

I just put it on hold at my local library. I’m only 17th in line which is not bad at all. I’ve been up in the ~hundred and something~ waiting in the past for books by Hunter, Lee Child, Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, etc.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 8:21:01 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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Bought Kindle version right after reading the article. I love all Hunter's books. He ALWAYS gets the firearms stuff right.

Unfortunately, many thriller authors and movie script writers totally bungle scenes with guns, writing totally stupid stuff like safeties on revolvers, because unlike Stephen Hunter, they have no actual, real-world experience with firearms.

For gun enthusiasts like me, bungled gun stuff in a novel, movie, or TV show is like fingernails on a chalkboard.

I know what I will be reading tonight: our friend Stephen Hunter.

10 posted on 05/21/2014 8:24:42 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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