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For those of you in Rio Linda, Hunter is the creator of Bob Lee Swagger.

https://www.recoilweb.com/zero...n-hunter-129399.html

http://www.simonandschuster.co...ephen-Hunter/1485163


There is lots of good info in Recoil, including back issues:

https://www.recoilweb.com/
 
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Great author. I've read all of his books.


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^^^Agreed. Not so much a fan of the film adaptations, but that's not on him.


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The Day Before Midnight IMO is the best of the books but most of them are excellent!


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Good guy. We talked to him for a few minutes at SHOT some years ago.
 
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He is one of my favorite authors. I have 21 books by him including an autographed copy of Hot Springs. They are all good but Point of Impact and Time to Hunt are my favorites.



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It's funny how Second Saladin, Master Sniper, and Dirty White Boys aren't actual Bob Lee Swagger novels, yet exist within the same universe with people and/or events directly affecting him.

I'm currently reading G-Man, which is about his grandfather, Charles Swagger.



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They make old Chuck any less an evil sonofabitch in the new book? Honestly, one character I would have preferred stay dead.

For the uninitiated, Charles Swagger is a prohibition era lawman with questionable moral leanings that was verbally and physically abusive to his wife and both sons. Liked alcohol, gambling and pre-teen boys. Covered it all with a heavy veil of religion and piety.


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I haven’t finished reading the book, yet; however, what I’ve read portrays him in the period of time when he was a decent man.



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Great books. Completed Hot Springs and a Time to Hunt. Black Light is next.
 
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Have great memories of reading all those books. Had a particular liking for the Earl Swagger novels, including Havana.


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