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The Bobby Lee Swagger novels. I just finished "I, Sniper". Came across them last week. The author knows/researches his guns and ballistics. A great read about snipers. Plus the "Jane Fonda" character gets her just deserts. Even Dillon gets a mention.

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Ah, you shouldnt have started with that one! LOL It's a great book though.

I first bought Point of Impact after seeing Shooter, than got Black Light, and a few others in a lot on Ebay. Liking his books as much if not more than I do/did Tom Clancey.
 

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I've read the whole series.

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It is funny when you read Point of Impact how you notice the differences between the book and Shooter, the movie.
 

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Have you read John Ringo's ghost/ Kildar series? Another good read.
 

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Stephan Hunter writes a great book. I've read 6-7 of them.
 

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Have you read John Ringo's ghost/ Kildar series? Another good read.
Ghost/Kildar series is good and so is Stephen Hunter... The Last Centurion by Ringo is scary to the point of making you want to go spend a thousand or so at Sam's Club on dry goods like rice and beans.:shocked::shocked:
 

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Ah, you shouldnt have started with that one! LOL It's a great book though.

I first bought Point of Impact after seeing Shooter, than got Black Light, and a few others in a lot on Ebay. Liking his books as much if not more than I do/did Tom Clancey.
I haven't read any of his books. What is the suggested reading order?
 

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I have three of the Swagger books so far. I plan to read the entire series.
 

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Have met him a couple times... once at a book signing at a retailer where I was scheduled just before him. He had a much bigger crowd than I did. :supergrin:

He actually wanted to buy a copy of mine, (I'd already bought his well before) but not being as stupid as I look I gave him a copy.

The second time I met him he actually remembered me, he was very complimentary and we spent a good 30 minutes talking about guns and Miami war stories.

He's much more knowledgeable about guns than you'd expect an author to be. Big, big fan of the .38 Super, was curious as to why I'd never had one. If I'm not mistaken his day job is writing for one of the Chicago newspapers.

Oh, btw, if you like the Swagger character you'll probably enjoy the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. Very enjoyable reads.


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Handgun TV did an interview with him and he has quite a few firearms! Also a decent shot.
 

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I think that Vince Flynn much is much more interesting and easier to read.
 

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I find Stephen Hunter, as an author, to be a little up and down.

I really liked Point of Impact and The 47th Samurai is nothing if not a great read.
However, Hot Springs was so so and to me not easily finished. OK but nothing great. Maybe I was just expecting too much.

Black Light was good but not up to the standards of say Point of Impact.

I really liked the movie Man on Fire.
The book it's sort of based on by AJ Quinnell is nothing short of great. Look it up.
 

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He used to do movie reviews for the Washington Post.
Washington, Chicago, same difference... they're all flatlanders.


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I thought I had read them all, but 'I, Hunter' is a new one on me. I'll have to check Hunter's website to see when that was written. If you haven't read Time To Hunt, that is also a GREAT read. Just don't start the last 50 pages after midnight, or you'll not get any sleep that night.

GioaJack - You met Hunter? That's really cool. On a similar note, I bumped into Massad Ayoob at an IDPA shoot last fall and he's been very responsive in follow-up emails. He also recommended the Monster Hunter International series by Larry Correia, which has been a fun read. I'm on #2 right now: Monster Hunter Vendetta. Correia knows more about exotic weapons than I'll ever know in my lifetime. Fun stuff for pure escapism.
 
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