Black Light (Bob Lee Swagger)

By Stephen Hunter

Just one factor stands among a son and his father's killer: 40 years of lies..

On a distant Arizona ranch, a guy who has identified loss, worry, and conflict weeps for the 1st time on the grounds that he used to be a child.  His tears are for the daddy taken from him 4 many years ahead of in a dangerous shoot-out.  And his grief will lead him again to where the place he was once born, the place his father died, and the place a brutal conspiracy is ready to explode.

For Bob Lee Swagger, the area replaced on that sizzling day in Blue Eye, Arkansas, whilst neighborhood boys rode armed and wild in a '55 Fairlane convertible. Swagger's father, Earl, a kingdom trooper, was once investigating the brutal homicide of a tender girl that day.  By nighttime Earl Swagger lay lifeless in a abandoned cornfield.

Now Bob Lee desires answers.  He desires to recognize the reality at the back of the shoot -out that took his father's lifestyles, a secret buried in 40 years of lies.  Because for Bob Lee Swagger, the killing did not finish that day in Blue Eye, Arkansas. The killing had simply begun...

Weaving jointly characters from his nationwide bestsellers Point of Impact and Dirty White Boys, Stephen Hunter's gripping mystery builds to a thrilling climax--and an explosion of gunfire that blasts open the secrets and techniques of 2 generations.

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So: imagine they’ll get back to Blue Eye from Oklahoma urban the next day. subsequent query: which direction could they take? Any common guy could do the conventional factor, the dogleg: take U. S. forty like a shot over to fortress Smith, then veer south at the freeway that Hollis had named for his daddy all the way down to Blue Eye. or perhaps, out of sentimentality, Bob may move up at the new highway and select the slower, extra awkward path seventy one; his father had died on that highway, might be he might too. yet he doubted Bob may think that sentimental. Bob’s nature used to be basically sensible; sentiment was once for overdue at evening, while the day used to be performed. purple wanted he knew how they’d bought there within the first position; Swagger wasn’t the type of guy to return an identical means two times. He pored over the map, wishing he had anything extra expressive, extra revealing. He sought after information, details, numbers, evidence, he desired to drown himself in them. He observed speedy sufficient that there have been particularly in simple terms different routes into Blue Eye. either have been kind of direct east-west roads, although a lot smaller than the castle Smith path. either concerned losing down from U. S. forty to McAlester, then heading east on a two-lane blacktop to Talihina. presently thereafter, they diverged: One, Oklahoma 1, the crest of the Ouachitas from Talihina fifty-seven miles into Arkansas, the place it became Arkansas 88. it might be a excessive street, a number of thousand toes up, with lots of visibility. It was once referred to as, combining the names of the cities on both of its ends, the Taliblue path, and the nation had unique it as a gorgeous street, with mountain vistas on both sides. He had pushed it himself in a Porsche he as soon as owned and had a goddamned nice outdated time. the opposite highway, Oklahoma fifty nine, crossed Oklahoma 1 at in regards to the midway aspect, then turned path 270 because it minimize east and ran parallel to 1/88 at the valley flooring underneath it, ultimately linking up with seventy one a bit above Blue Eye. He learned that used to be the line off of which Bob’s Blue Eye estate lay, the place the guy now had his trailer. perhaps he’d pass that manner and arrange back at his trailer. That was once the logical manner. Or was once it? He checked out it: extremely simple. excessive highway or low highway. He didn’t have sufficient humans to play it either methods, at the very least no longer lower than the mandate of utmost firepower. excessive highway or low street? after which he knew the reply. He’s a sniper. He’s a shooter. He works via seeing. His entire existence is equipped on seeing. The enter he will get from the area is all visible details, which he tactics and from which he makes his judgements. He sees and he loves to see issues far off. He doesn’t like surprises. He loves to be the shock. The excessive street. A plan shaped in his brain. 3 vehicles and a truck, coming from varied instructions, snaring Bob within the heart, ramming him off the line, burying him with complete computerized fireplace. Ten males firing complete computerized within the first moment after the crash. the telephone rang. “Hello. ” “Sir? ” It was once the legal professional in Oklahoma urban. “Yes? ” “They simply left. ” Ray checked out his watch. Jesus, it used to be after 5.

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