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  • Paperback
  • 528 pages
  • Point of Impact
  • Stephen Hunter
  • English
  • 03 September 2019
  • 0099453452

10 thoughts on “Point of Impact

  1. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    I like this book There are things in it that bug me a bit, but on the whole nothing that really requires comment.Bob Lee Swagger is a solitary man who lives alone in the Arkansas hills with his dog and his rifles He loves to shoot though he doesn t hunt for meat any as since the war, he s lost his taste for the kill something I ve come to share Maybe it s an age thing to Bob is part of the so called gun culture He reads gun books, he loads his own ammunition and works at accuracy I like this book There are things in it that bug me a bit, but on the whole nothing that really requires comment.Bob Lee Swagger is a solitary man who lives alone in the Arkansas hills with his dog and his rifles He loves to shoot though he doesn t hunt for meat any as since the war, he s lost his taste for the kill something I ve come to share Maybe it s an age thing to Bob is part of the so called gun culture He reads gun books, he loads his own ammunition and works at accuracy He keeps to himself since he was disabled out of the Marines Sergeant Swagger was known as Bob the Nailer He was one of the deadliest snipers in the theater of operations Now, he s called back, offered a job that someone knows he won t be able to turn down Only things aren t what they seem Those who ve contacted him are not what or who Bob has been led to believe and he s to be the fall guy Only, the ones who plan to set him up, don t know Bob Lee If you ve seen the movie Shooter, it s based on this novel There are some a few fairly major differences For one thing the movie is set much later Bob Lee Swagger is a Vietnam Vet, in the movie he s placed in a later era While there are fairly major differences in the book and movie, I suspect anyone who likes one will like the other The liberties taken with the story aren t used as so often happens to rewrite Bob Lee or any of the story s key points Enjoy both as sort of complimentary stories or possibly two similar stories where some of the characters happen to have the same names What can I say here I m a shooter and I suppose that shooters might be slightlyprone to like the book, but I truly believe anyone who likes action novels will enjoy it While there are some details as to ballistic performance and some detail on the rifles themselves there isn t so much as to drive away those who aren t aficionados Actually most of this touches directly on the plot You ll get to know Bob Lee, as well as Nick and some others well including our villains but you won t be overwhelmed with information You won t come away knowing what Bob s favorite food is or if he has hang ups and Bob would look at you like you were from some other planet if you asked You will get to know what you need and in some of your cases, you ll have known people like Bob Lee.The story is fast moving slowing only slightly in a couple of places and it holds interest While there are a lot of action novels out there this one is moderately original I ve actually set out to find books like this one and while a few are close, so far I ve not come up with any other than by this author that I d say are like it I suspect that readers will either like and identify with the protagonist of this one or not understand him much at all and not really like him Maybe nottry it and see I think you ll like it if you like Vince Flynn, Don Pendleton, Harold Coyle, Tom Clancy, Larry Bond, and others I call this an action novel, it could also be called a thriller and will fit into either category I m not really fussed about pigeonholing it Whatever you call it, it s not dull I like this book, I plan to put it on my shelf with my keepers and have already taken steps read reserved with one of my favorite book stores or ordered where I couldn t find one in town the next 4 books in the series about this character I recommend it 4 stars Enjoy.Since I wrote this I got all the Bob Lee books Note on Stephen Hunter s books I have reviewed several of his books and have liked somethan others I have a concern and I d like to put this out for what it s worth The books are sort of a mixed bag There are two that I rated 3 stars but one I rated 5 and put on my favorites list That one is I, Sniper which is book 6 in the Bob Lee Swagger series It occurs to me that if someone is less than thrilled with one of the books in the series before 6 they might never move on to that novel.Let me suggest that even if you have been less than thrilled with one of the other books and have pulled away from the series, you give I, Sniper a try With lots of action, a good cast and some great humor I think it s so far the bestthough the jury is still out on Time To Hunt 3 as I skipped it and am about halfway throughso far it s excellent


  2. Tim Tim says:

    Done as motion picture, The Shooter And if you liked it as I did, you ll be pleased to know the novel is even better 10 of 10 stars


  3. Benjamin Thomas Benjamin Thomas says:

    I had read the novel Hot Springs by Stephen Hunter several years ago and had been pleasantly suprised by the quality of the work And then, about a year later I saw the movie, Shooter starring Mark Wahlberg and once again, came away pleasantly surprised I realized that the movie was based on the novel, Point of Impact also by Stephen Hunter but beyond that I discovered the two were related in a unique way The main character in Hot Springs was Earl Swagger with at least three books in th I had read the novel Hot Springs by Stephen Hunter several years ago and had been pleasantly suprised by the quality of the work And then, about a year later I saw the movie, Shooter starring Mark Wahlberg and once again, came away pleasantly surprised I realized that the movie was based on the novel, Point of Impact also by Stephen Hunter but beyond that I discovered the two were related in a unique way The main character in Hot Springs was Earl Swagger with at least three books in that series while the protagonist of Point of Impact is his son, Bob Lee Swagger, the lead character in a seperate series That mix got me interested in pursuing other novels in both series to discover what happened between the two seperate time frames.I ve got to tell youas much as I enjoyed the movie, Shooter, I was absolutely blown away no pun intended by the novel that it was based on This book is a major tour de force, as they say, combining the best elements of action, hi stakes crime, great settings, and noble and slimy characters alike This is the first of the Bob Lee Swagger novels and what a character Trained by the marines to be the soldier s soldier, and refined to be one of the best snipers in the world, his past almost becomes a character in itself as he is forced to deal with events beyond his control This is a high energy, well plotted story that isn t always headed where you think it is definitely one to keep you turning the pages into the wee hours of the morning.I m so glad there are quite a few books left in this series and at least twoin Earl s series as well for me to sink my teeth into


  4. Mike French Mike French says:

    3 Things not to do Tug on Superman s capeSpit into the windMess with Bob Lee SwaggerA wild ride from start to finish Make sure your seatbelts are fastened and your hands are inside the vehicle at all times I thought J Carson Black s Cyril Landry was tough, but he is a wimp compared to Bob Lee A must read for fans of Thrillers


  5. Jane Stewart Jane Stewart says:

    4 stars Last half is good action suspense.For the first 240 pages 42% I was depressed and stressed I had trouble sleeping at night It was too much hopeless helpless victim feel because innocent man Bob Lee was framed for murder and on the run THEN it changed and the rest of the book was exciting and hard to put down Bob Lee was on a mission of retribution revenge The bad guys were worried There was a happy ending for the good guys which I liked But I did not like one thing at the 4 stars Last half is good action suspense.For the first 240 pages 42% I was depressed and stressed I had trouble sleeping at night It was too much hopeless helpless victim feel because innocent man Bob Lee was framed for murder and on the run THEN it changed and the rest of the book was exciting and hard to put down Bob Lee was on a mission of retribution revenge The bad guys were worried There was a happy ending for the good guys which I liked But I did not like one thing at the end I did not understand why someone destroyed evidence.There are a lot of technical details about rifles and guns Some readers will like that, others won t I don t know anything about guns but it sounded good to me Someone compared Bob Lee to Jack Reacher The Bob Lee story wasrealistic Reacher requiressuspending disbelief Also Reacher doesn t have the depressing and stressful effect that caused me to feel bad for a couple days.Bob Lee Swagger was a top sniper in the Vietnam war This story begins twenty years later Bob lives with his dog in the Arkansas mountains The second hero good guy is Nick an FBI agent whose boss Howard cares about appearances instead of substance Howard is like systemic poison.DATA Narrative mode 3rd person Story length 569 pages Swearing language strong including religious swear words but not often used Sexual language none to mild Number of sex scenes 3 briefly referred to Setting around 1992 various U.S locations Copyright 1993 Genre suspense thriller


  6. Tim Tim says:

    POINT OF IMPACT by Stephen Hunter is the first novel in the Bob Lee Swagger series that has produced both the movie and series named Shooter.Bob Lee Swagger is a former sniper for the military who has gone out of his way to live a quiet life in solitude until his peaceful existence is shattered by a visit from a man who claims to be military and convinces him to help them nail an elusive sniper who reportedly plans to shoot a political figure.Anyone who s seen the Shooter movie or the seri POINT OF IMPACT by Stephen Hunter is the first novel in the Bob Lee Swagger series that has produced both the movie and series named Shooter.Bob Lee Swagger is a former sniper for the military who has gone out of his way to live a quiet life in solitude until his peaceful existence is shattered by a visit from a man who claims to be military and convinces him to help them nail an elusive sniper who reportedly plans to shoot a political figure.Anyone who s seen the Shooter movie or the series knows how this develops, although the movie is closer to this book than the series is.Recommended to all fans of military sniper action, and conspiracy espionage type stories, kind of a mix of the Jason Bourne stories combined with American Sniper.4 stars


  7. Jim Jim says:

    Bob Lee Swagger is a tough, unforgettable character The action, settings plot are all plausible If you like conspiracy theories, guns snipers, it s a great read Well written thought out.The biggest surprise to me was that when I tried to re read the books maybe 5 years later, I couldn t get back into it I didn t think of it as a read once book It s better than that Maybe a little too good I remembered it too well to make a re read worth it Usually my memory is worse than that Bob Lee Swagger is a tough, unforgettable character The action, settings plot are all plausible If you like conspiracy theories, guns snipers, it s a great read Well written thought out.The biggest surprise to me was that when I tried to re read the books maybe 5 years later, I couldn t get back into it I didn t think of it as a read once book It s better than that Maybe a little too good I remembered it too well to make a re read worth it Usually my memory is worse than that


  8. Keri Keri says:

    Bobby Lee Swagger is a loner He likes things simple, just him, his dog and the cold silence of the north He also has a talentnot to sing or dance, but to shoot and kill He was a sniper for Uncle Sam, one of the best in the world But when the government comes calling and presses on Bobby Lee s I love my country button, he must heed the call But thanks to his daddy s teachings and how Uncle Sam has treated Bobby in the past, he takes no chances and takes steps to ensure that he is protecte Bobby Lee Swagger is a loner He likes things simple, just him, his dog and the cold silence of the north He also has a talentnot to sing or dance, but to shoot and kill He was a sniper for Uncle Sam, one of the best in the world But when the government comes calling and presses on Bobby Lee s I love my country button, he must heed the call But thanks to his daddy s teachings and how Uncle Sam has treated Bobby in the past, he takes no chances and takes steps to ensure that he is protected He has been asked to line up a shot at the President, not to actually take him out, you see, just to see if it can be done So of course he does as he asks and tells them how, when and where it can be done When an actual shot is fired and the President goes down, the clock starts ticking on Bobby s life After all, it was his gun, his bullets and the shot that he himself lined out to the security detail, so he must have done it Only Bobby Lee knew he hadn t committed the crime and was prepared to give his life in order to prove his innocence Along the way, he manages to pick up a low level FBI agent and a pretty little nurse Not much of a team against the huge crushing weight of injustice But Bobby has an ace up his sleeve Now he just has to stay alive long enough to play it.The movie Shooter with Mark Wahlberg was based on this book The book was better than the movie and ended differently


  9. David Graham David Graham says:

    A series of books that I would like to recommend is Stephen Hunter s first three books of the Bob Lee Swagger series Point of Impact, Black Light and Time to Hunt I have only read one of the later books in the series and they seem to bestraight forward action thrillers but the first three books had the most wonderful plots and some of the best twists I have ever read Hunter took what could have been a very one dimensional character in Marine sniper Swagger and made him intensely intere A series of books that I would like to recommend is Stephen Hunter s first three books of the Bob Lee Swagger series Point of Impact, Black Light and Time to Hunt I have only read one of the later books in the series and they seem to bestraight forward action thrillers but the first three books had the most wonderful plots and some of the best twists I have ever read Hunter took what could have been a very one dimensional character in Marine sniper Swagger and made him intensely interesting Time to Hunt was subsequently made into the movie Shooter but as is often the case the movie did not even capture a small piece of the complexity of the book Nor did the movie build the suspense of the wonderful final courtroom scene which Hunter masterfully built There seemed no way out of the predicament for Bob Lee when the prosecution presented their case Beyond the great action, plot and final twist, the courtroom scenes alone stand against any of the best legal thrillers in my opinion


  10. Sandy Sandy says:

    At the suggestion of a friend, I picked up a 5x7 paperback not expecting too much but I became so engrossed in this character and the clear writing that I ended up reading this book in a day.The author is just as skilled as Bob Lee Swaggerlines up the story, checks the wind, loads the right ammo in the form of words and gets to the pointBAM Suddenly you re hit by a story that tells you everything you want to know but still feel mystified by the protagonist Very, very good read Never fel At the suggestion of a friend, I picked up a 5x7 paperback not expecting too much but I became so engrossed in this character and the clear writing that I ended up reading this book in a day.The author is just as skilled as Bob Lee Swaggerlines up the story, checks the wind, loads the right ammo in the form of words and gets to the pointBAM Suddenly you re hit by a story that tells you everything you want to know but still feel mystified by the protagonist Very, very good read Never felt I was being left out nor bored Paced perfectly


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Point of Impact☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Point of Impact By Stephen Hunter ✐ – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 behindBut with consumm 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 behindBut 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 riggedThe assassination plot is executed to perfection until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone Point of PDF \ 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 agentNow Bob Lee Swagger is on the run, using his lethal skills once 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.


About the Author: Stephen Hunter

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformationStephen Hunter is the author of fourteen novels, and a chief film critic at The Washington Post, where he won the Pulitzer Prize He lives in Balti, Maryland.