Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter

Point of Impact

byStephen Hunter

Kobo ebook | February 27, 2007

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**The inspiration for the USA Network series Shooter -- "... A harsh, visceral, novel of conspiracy and betrayal by veteran author Stephen Hunter... a distrubing mix that plays on our sense of history while at the same time it appeals to our darkest fantasies of rough justice." - Chicago Tribune **

He was one the best Marine snipers in Vietnam. Today, twenty years later, disgruntled hero of an unheroic war, all Bob Lee Swagger wants to be left alone and to leave the killing behind.

But with consummate psychological skill, a shadowy military organization seduces Bob into leaving his beloved Arkansas hills for one last mission for his country, unaware until too late that the game is rigged.

The assassination plot is executed to perfection—until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, comes out of the operation alive, the target of a nationwide manhunt, his only allies a woman he just met and a discredited FBI agent.

Now Bob Lee Swagger is on the run, using his lethal skills once more—but this time to track down the men who set him up and to break a dark conspiracy aimed at the very heart of America.

Title:Point of ImpactFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 27, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553904043

ISBN - 13:9780553904048

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Point of Impact Excellent read always keeps you thinking.
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just great Stephen Hunter at his best.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fiction A great book of fiction. Interesting from start to finish, sometimes a little unrealistic but nonetheless kept me up reading until it was finished. A good novel about an ex-marine sharpshooter who is framed for an assassination he did not commit. Some military lingo (although not like a Tom Clancy book), and alot of interesting facts regarding long range rifles and hollow point ammunition. Gives you something of an idea what being a sniper would be like, and manages to keep things interesting from start to finish. The kind of book where you are definitely rooting for the main character by the end, although I did think the end was the weakest part of the book. Suddenly it just ends without a major climax and has you saying "Well, I was kind of expecting something a little more realistic than that", almost like the author took something of a shortcut. Regardless; I don't get around to reading so much fiction these days so it was a nice change of pace, and the first Stephen Hunter book I have ever read. I will definitely keep him in mind for future fiction purchases.
Date published: 2010-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Stephen Hunter Great Read After Pale Horse Coming I was looking for more good reads by Stephen Hunter and stumbled upon this one. Out of all of Stepen Hunters books Point of Impact is the only one that matches Pale Horse coming. It is a page turner. Gripping it holds you till the last page.
Date published: 2005-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it! I don't really remember how I stumbled onto this book, but I'm glad that I did. In my mind there are at least two significant praises that you can heap on a book. Number 1: did it keep you turning pages long after you should have gone to bed?; and number 2: did you read it more than once? This book scored big-time with me in both areas. The plot is totally absorbing, and the first time that I read this book, I could not get it out of my mind until I turned the last page. Then, I read it again. I've probably read this book 4 or 5 times by now. I'm not a shooting geek, so I'll trust that the technical details were accurate; if they weren't, big deal; it is a work of fiction, right? I'm not going to make you read through my plot summary - if you've got this far in this web-site, you've probably already read a plot synopsis. What I do know, though, is whether or not a story holds my attention, and this book certainly did that. After I absolutely devoured this book, I read som
Date published: 2003-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nail-biter! i found Stephen Hunter by mistake...a co-worker had the book and she couldn't get into it.. it has a lot of techincal stuff about guns, ammo and trajectories and working out line of fire etc (MATH eck)...of which i understand about 1/2. If u can work through that part, the Action when it starts KICKS BUTT all the way to the end - COULDN't STOP reading - I LOVE THIS BOOK...I went and got ALL the other books by him... The Day before Midnight action starts right away! Stephen Hunter is my new fave next to Andy McNabb and Chris Ryan.....
Date published: 2001-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Point of Impact This book was great. At first it took me a while to follow the story because it was so full of corners and twists. Once you start reading and following "the Nailer"'s life you can't put it down. If you like a book that makes you think for hours after you've stopped reading this book is for you.
Date published: 2000-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Point of Impact is On Target I knew I had something special in my hands after I finished the first page of "Point of Impact". Stephen Hunter has created a masterpiece of suspense, intrigue and revenge. Bob Lee Swagger is the epitome of the heroic protagonist. For fellow hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts, "Point of Impact" is a must read! Hunter's grasp of the technical aspects of long range rifle accuracy is perhaps the most comprehensive I've encountered within the entire genre of techno-military thrillers. Its a great story period.
Date published: 2000-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Point of Impact This plot has more twists than a side-winder in the desert sun. You are pulled in on page 1 and you finally can breathe again once you close the back cover. A Must Read!
Date published: 2000-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hunter nails this one. This is one of the rare books that will keep you up at night, wondering what character Bob Lee "The Nailer" Swagger will do next. Set up to be the patsy in an assassination plot, this Vietnam veteran sniper turns the tables and will have you cheering aloud. If you enjoy military and suspense thrillers, you will like this book. If you enjoy books in which the good guys give it to the bad guys, you will love this book!
Date published: 1999-07-22