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summary Point of Impact ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ 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 leavA 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 Americ. 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 itThe movie Shooter with Mark Wahlberg was based on this book The book was better than the movie and ended differently

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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 Bo. I had read the novel Hot Springs by Stephen Hunter several years ago and had been pleasantly suprised by the uality 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 uniue 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 framesI'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 morningI'm so glad there are uite a few books left in this series and at least two in Earl's series as well for me to sink my teeth into

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Point of ImpactB 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 gunman comes out of the operation alive the target of. 4 ½ stars Last half is good action suspenseFor 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 evidenceThere 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 was realistic Reacher reuires suspending disbelief Also Reacher doesn’t have the depressing and stressful effect that caused me to feel bad for a couple daysBob 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 herogood guy is Nick an FBI agent whose boss Howard cares about appearances instead of substance Howard is like systemic poisonDATANarrative 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 US locations Copyright 1993 Genre suspense thriller