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We know all the good movie shootouts, but what about the literary side of the house? What are some good shootout “scenes” that you’ve read?

I nominate the daycare shootout from Tom Clancy’s “Executive Orders”
 
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I nominate the daycare shootout from Tom Clancy’s “Executive Orders”



This same scene popped into my head before I even clicked on the link.



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American Gunfight, by Stephen Hunter, details an assassination attempt on Harry Truman by two Puerto Rican nationalists, in 1950. Interwoven with the plot lines is a second-by-second account of the 38 second gunfight between the BG's and the Secret Service.
 
Also, Tom Clancy's Patriot Games had a pretty good gunfight at Jack Ryan's house on the Chesapeake Bay.
 
 
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Haven't read it in a while, but I seem to remember that there was a good one in "Gorky Park."
 
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"Dead Man's Walk" (one of the prequels to "Lonesome Dove") had a good one between Call (and Gus) and Buffalo Hump. It was the reason the Comanche called Call Gun-in-the-Water.




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The "Prey" series by John Sanford has good gun stuff. And his books about that fuckin Flowers.


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The "Prey" series by John Sanford has good gun stuff. And his books about that fuckin Flowers.


The shootout with the DEA and the meth producers in Dark of the Moon was good.
 
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It's been too long since I read them to recall specific scenes, but early Stephen Hunter had some good ones. In particular, "Hot Springs" comes to mind.


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It's been too long since I read them to recall specific scenes, but early Stephen Hunter had some good ones. In particular, "Hot Springs"....


IIRC, there are good gunfights in just about everything Hunter has written. This includes books featuring Bob Lee Swagger or his father Earl.
Plus a few with neither character; "The Day Before Midnight" and "Dirty White Boys" are two that come to mind.
 
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IIRC, there are good gunfights in just about everything Hunter has written. This includes books featuring Bob Lee Swagger or his father Earl.
Plus a few with neither character; "The Day Before Midnight" and "Dirty White Boys" are two that come to mind.


In one of the later books he gave into some sensationalism when Ray Cruz gets shot with a .50 BMG and it throws his body something like 30 feet.


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There's a good one in the beginning of "Hannibal".
 
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In one of the later books he gave into some sensationalism when Ray Cruz gets shot with a .50 BMG and it throws his body something like 30 feet.


Ray Cruz, a blast from the past. He was the lead in the very short book where bad guys attack Mall of America. I thought he would replace Bob Lee, but that now appears unlikely even though Bob will soon be using a walker.
 
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Rainbow six and Without Remorse from Clancy are good but its been a minute since I've read them. I've been doing alot of non ficton lately so its hard to come up with too much.
 
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Mack was the original Punisher....
 
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The shootout on the Taliblue Trail in the Stephen Hunter novel Black Light.
 
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then there's the prevention of shootouts...

The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes

fast, good read. i'm ready for Clint's film now.
 
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In Stephen Hunter's Time to Hunt, the chase/shootout between snipers Bob Lee Swagger and Solaratov.



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"Dead Man's Walk" (one of the prequels to "Lonesome Dove") had a good one between Call (and Gus) and Buffalo Hump. It was the reason the Comanche called Call Gun-in-the-Water.


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