Time to Hunt - Stephen Hunter

Time to Hunt

By Stephen Hunter

  • Release Date - Published: 1998-05-18
  • Book Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Author: Stephen Hunter
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 263 Ratings)

Time to Hunt Stephen Hunter read online review & book description:

“Stephen Hunter is in a class by himself.  Time to Hunt is as vivid and haunting as a moving target in the crosshairs of a sniper scope.”—Nelson Demille, author of Mayday

He is the most dangerous man alive.  He only wants to live in peace with his family, and forget the war that nearly killed him. . . .

It's not going to happen.

Stephen Hunter's epic national bestsellers, Point of Impact and Black Light, introduced millions of readers to Bob Lee Swagger, called “Bob the Nailer,” a heroic but flawed Vietnam War veteran forced twice to use his skills as a master sniper to defend his life and his honor.  Now, in his grandest, most intensely thrilling adventure yet, Bob the Nailer must face his deadliest foe from Vietnam—and his own demons—to save his wife and daughter.

During the latter days of the Vietnam War, deep in-country, a young idealistic Marine named Donny Fenn was cut down by a sniper's bullet as he set out on patrol with Swagger, who himself received a grievous wound.  Years later Swagger married Donny's widow, Julie, and together they raise their daughter, Nikki, on a ranch in the isolated Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho.  Although he struggles with the painful legacy of Vietnam, Swagger's greatest wish—to leave his violent past behind and live quietly with his family—seems to have come true.

Then one idyllic day, a man, a woman, and a girl set out from the ranch on horseback.  High on a ridge above a mountain pass, a thousand yards distant, a calm, cold-eyed shooter, one of the world's greatest marksmen, peers through a telescopic sight at the three approaching figures.

Out of his tortured past, a mortal enemy has once again found Bob the Nailer.  Time to Hunt proves anew why so many consider Stephen Hunter to be our best living thriller writer.  With a plot that sweeps from the killing fields of Vietnam to the corridors of power in Washington to the shadowy plots of the new world order, Hunter delivers all the complex, stay-up-all-night action his fans demand in a masterful tale of family heartbreak and international intrigue—and shows why, for Bob Lee Swagger, it's once again time to hunt.

Praise for Time to Hunt

“Stephen Hunter is simply the best writer of action fiction in the world and Time to Hunt proves it.”—Phillip Margolin, author of The Burning Man

“The best straight-up thriller writer at work today.”Rocky Mountain News

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Posted Reviews

  • Swagger Is Marshall Dillon

    Great book. I enjoyed every page of the book. Like Marshall Dillon in Gunsmoke, Swagger rides in to save the day. Just like Dillon, he gets shot, but never dead.
  • He did it again!

    By Satisfied user 321
    Wow. Just wow. Such an epic and well written book. I found myself putting it down simply to make it last. I didn't want to read it all too fast! I'm a huge fan of the series and this book was an amazing addition to it. Thank you Stephen!
  • Eh

    By allbean32
    First two books were very good. This one took a long time to develop and then got better but I expected a more clever finish. It'll be awhile before I grab the next book.
  • Swagger a great character

    By loopandwave
    Hunter sets Swagger up as a stereotypical Southern yokel, the better to contrast the hero's equally stereotypical aw-shucks heroism. Swagger is an over-the-top mental genius with equally over-the-top physical gifts—unbelievable and so are aspects of the plot. But who cares! This is a great read with a great plot full of twists and a satisfying, larger-than-life hero to admire and appreciate.
  • Hunter Scored a Bull's Eye!

    By GCLaw
    Hunter was at the top of his game with Time To Hunt. The writing is so good that you can feel the plot as it untangles and see the scenes so vividly described as if on a screen before you. This book would make an epic motion picture. I hope someone takes on the challenge. I have read every Hunter novel. Bob Lee Swagger is far and away the best of Hunter's protagonists and Time to Hunt may very well be Hunter's very best novel. I would give it 6 stars if they were available.

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