Earl Swagger

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045 ratings

Hot Springs Publisher's Summary

Earl Swagger is tough as hell. But even tough guys have their secrets. Plagued by the memory of his abusive father, apprehensive about his own impending parenthood, Earl is a decorated ex-Marine of absolute integrity — and overwhelming melancholy. Now he’s about to face his biggest, bloodiest challenge yet. It is the summer of 1946, organized crime’s garish golden age, when American justice seems to have gone to seed for good. Nowhere is this more true than in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the reigning capital of corruption. When the district attorney vows to bring down the mob, Earl is recruited to run the show. As casino raids erupt into nerve-shattering combat amid screaming prostitutes and fleeing johns, the body count mounts — along with the suspense.

©2011 Stephen Hunter (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Hot Springs

    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390

    Earl Swagger is tough as hell. But even tough guys have their secrets. Plagued by the memory of his abusive father, apprehensive about his own impending parenthood, Earl is a decorated ex-Marine of absolute integrity — and overwhelming melancholy. Now he’s about to face his biggest, bloodiest challenge yet. It is the summer of 1946, organized crime’s garish golden age, when American justice seems to have gone to seed for good.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good start to a series

    • By Jonathan on 09-25-12

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Pale Horse Coming

    • Earl Swagger, Book 2
    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    The Thebes State Penal Farm in Mississippi is up a dark river, surrounded by swamps and impenetrable piney woods. It’s the Old South at its most brutal - a place of violence, racial terror, and even more horrific rumors. Of the few who make the journey, black or white, even fewer return.

    But in that year, two men will come to Thebes. The first is Sam Vincent, the former prosecuting attorney of Polk County, Arkansas who, with great misgivings, accepts a job to investigate a disappearance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story with Strong Characters

    • By Wolfpacker on 06-06-15

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • Havana

    • A Swagger Family Novel
    • By: Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    In Cuba, Earl Swagger finds himself up to his neck in treacherous ambiguity where the old rules about honor and duty don't apply, and where Earl's target seems to have more guts and good luck than anyone else in Cuba.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK Story; Weak Narration

    • By Ralph on 12-23-12

    Regular price: $23.07