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It's not horrible, but it's not quite up to the rest of the Swagger canon. Not many twists or surprises in it.

I owe you a favor, Ed. If you want to read it, I'll send you my copy.
 

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Not up to snuff for Hunter.

Still, a good read for a lazy day, but you won't want to read it again like some of his other books.

I still think there's material to be mined from Bob Lee's past. There were two other tours in Vietnam, one with SOG.
 

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You don't owe me anything Snake, but I appreciate the offer. I'll probably get around to getting the Ebook version.

Thanks for the replies.
 

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The book does have two very interesting characters in it--one very good and one pretty bad. Both are African-Americans. One is a pretty thinly disguised caricature of a well-known public figure. The other is just cool and fun and could be played in the movie by, say, Queen Latifah or Whoopie Goldberg or Wanda Sykes or any of a number of very competent black actresses working today.
 

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Hunter is great at "thinly disguising"

Frankly I liked it and the first sentence is great

"The bullet hit santa claus under the eye..."

Hunter is pretty skillful in developing his characters and he's got a couple of potental replacements for Swagger that (I bet) will show up again.
 

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I think Hunter popped this one out kinda quick. I remember an interview where he said he was contractually obligated to produce another sniper book, but was having a hard time getting motivated.

It's the shortest Hunter novel I've ever read. That being said, it was a page turner for me. I didn't regret spending the $18.00 on Amazon for it.

SPOILER ALERT

The bad guys are Somali muslims. 'Course the big bad is a white guy. :ek:
 
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