- Gebundene Ausgabe: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Simon & Schuster (6. Dezember 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1439138702
- ISBN-13: 978-1439138700
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,5 x 3,3 x 23,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 646.011 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Soft Target: A Thriller (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 6. Dezember 2011
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One of the Best Books of 2012 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
“Stephen Hunter spent years reviewing movies for The Washington Post. That work gave him a keen sense of pacing and timing. The evidence shows up in Soft Target, which unrolls a complicated and grabby plot in just 256 tense pages. And Hunter packs in a surprise with the identity and motive of the individual behind the terrorist attack.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Hunter’s writing is sharp, detailed and laced with enough offhand wit to keep readers from sinking into the general gore and Islam-bashing. . . . Hunter has produced a fast, gratifying read.”—The Houston Chronicle
“A solid addition to Stephen Hunter’s sniper series, made more engaging by its invocation of current events and political posturing. I join his other fans in hoping he has another one already in the works.”—The Washington Times
“Stephen Hunter didn’t invent the high-action thriller. But, as he once again demonstrates in the lightning-paced Soft Target, he might as well have. . . . Soft Target is Die Hard with a brain and a plan. A lean, action-packed tale that begs to be read in a single sitting.”—The Providence Journal
“Combining elements of the locked-room mystery, the disaster novel, and the lock-and-load thriller, Hunter produces a remarkably gripping tale, building character (the captives, the bureaucrats, and the “terrorists” all get compelling backstories) every bit as convincingly as he drives the narrative to its High Noon–style finale.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Any thriller in which Middle Eastern terrorists whack Santa on the first page is bound to be exciting. As always, Hunter has crafted a fast-paced and all-too-plausible telling of our worst nightmares coming true. Ray Cruz is a worthy successor to Swagger. Hunter’s fans, along with new readers, will enjoy the violent battle between Cruz and the bad guys.”—Library Journal
“Black Friday [is] on the cusp of becoming blood-soaked Friday. . . . Among the shoppers, albeit reluctantly, is Ray Cruz, a retired marine sniper, son of the iconic marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, whose valorous exploits Hunter has richly detailed (Dead Zero, 2010, etc.). . . . Snipers and SWAT teams gather, but only one man is in an advantageous tactical position, behind enemy lines, as it were. Only one man, but he’s Bob Lee Swagger’s son, and what a good thing it is that the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree.”—Kirkus Reviews
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Stephen Hunter has written eighteen novels, including I, Sniper and Point of Impact. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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But I digress. This is a good book, good story, good characters. A very nice addition to the Hunter family.
In this piece we see a return to the action packed Hunter of yore and it has all the twists and turns that make his novels work. It also has a subtle swipe at the current administration with the character of the State Police Commander, Obobo.
I only hope that Mr. Hunter's next novel, where Bob Lee Swagger learns the truth behind the Murder of John F. Kennedy is up to his previous work. He better remember that in Point of Impact, Nick Memphis took out the man who pulled the trigger in 1963.