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Publisher's Summary

Only one thing stands between a son and his father's killer: 40 years of lies..

On a remote Arizona ranch, a man who has known loss, fear, and war weeps for the first time since he was a child. His tears are for the father taken from him four decades before in a deadly shoot-out. And his grief will lead him back to the place where he was born, where his father died, and where a brutal conspiracy is about to explode.

For Bob Lee Swagger, the world changed on that hot day in Blue Eye, Arkansas, when two local boys rode armed and wild in a '55 Fairlane convertible. Swagger's father, Earl, a state trooper, was investigating the brutal murder of a young woman that day. By midnight Earl Swagger lay dead in a deserted cornfield.

Now Bob Lee wants answers. He wants to know the truth behind the shoot-out that took his father's life, a mystery buried in 40 years of lies. Because for Bob Lee Swagger, the killing didn't end that day in Blue Eye, Arkansas. The killing had just begun....

Weaving together characters from his national best sellers Point of Impact and Dirty White Boys, Stephen Hunter's gripping thriller builds to an exhilarating climax - and an explosion of gunfire that blasts open the secrets of two generations.

©2017 Stephen Hunter (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Put on your seat belt - Black Light is a wild ride you won't forget." ( The Chicago Tribune)
"Filled with detail, clever plotting, suspense, and a hunt to the death that leaves the reader dry-mouthed with tension. Hunter knows his guns, and he writes about them with a precision that holds the attention of even a fervent anti-gun supporter." ( The Orlando Sentinel)
"One of the most skilled hands in the thriller business. The plot is fast-paced, well-constructed and builds to a pulse-pounding night ambush...it should seal his reputation as an author who not only can write bestselling thrillers, but write them exceedingly well. " ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Denton
  • elmendorf, TX, United States
  • 05-26-17

Great listen

This is a great book I've listen abridged many times but I always enjoy them unabridged and when I saw this I had to purchase I just hope they will bring out the 1st book in the series unabridged so I can purchase it I will not purchase an abridged version

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best Stephen Hunter book yet.

love the story love the details enjoy the book way better than the first book with Beau Bridges sounding like an idiot as Bob Lee Swagger

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Best Book I listened to in some time

Would you listen to Black Light again? Why?

John Lindstrom is a fantastic reader.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Light?

The unexpected endings. I thought I had figured it out, only to be surprised again.

Which scene was your favorite?

Ending

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Compassion

Any additional comments?

Will try more books by Hunter; will look for other books read by Lindstrom

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Twisted

Awesome book. Unforeseen twist throughout the book. Some of which you can pick up on the way but others are just exciting. Great writing style. Narration is great.

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it's a great listen

it's a great story it was fantastic book to read and even more enjoyable to listen to while I was on the road

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Great Bob Lee/Earl Swagger book!

If you enjoyed the first Bob Lee Swagger book and the Earl Swagger books, this will answer many questions for you. Lots of background on Earl, as Bob Lee comes to accept the good and the bad about his father. If you are enjoying watching the TV series "Shooter" based on these books, you will find many differences in the two stories, both interesting and well done. Jon Lindstrom did a good job, but being from the South myself, listening to 18+ hours of an overdone Southern accent is challenging! I don't, however, know of anyone who would have been a better narrator for the story. Great book for fans of the series!

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slow story which did not engage or interest me.

DONT BE FOOLED BY FALSE REVIEWS. This is a good book for sleeping. Main character is a lawman who of course is the good lovable honest Andy Griffin type protagonist. This story is much like “Of Mice and Men”. The book is not worth the price or time. There is other excellent works out there I would pass on this one. Why 2 stars vs 1. Well the narration was good, sound good and there just might be a chance that this type of story is in your wheelhouse. But no it is not a page turner: sorry

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Love me some Bob Lee

Point of Impact was one of best reads I've had in a long time (the Audible version is abridged, so read the whole thing) so I had high expectations of this novel and it did not disappoint. Gotta say I saw the final plot twist from a mile away but all in all a very good yarn.

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  • Robert
  • 10-21-17

Very well written and excellent reading.

Another excellent reading performance by Jon Lindstrom. Very interesting book that suits perfectly his reading style. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-27-17

Top Banana

Great writing, great performance. If this is
the kind of book you think you might like, then try it. You'll love it.