Judging by the reader comments from the last of his books I reviewed, “I, Sniper,” Stephen Hunter has lots of fans here. They’ll be happy to know that another in his Bob the Nailer series is coming out.
“Dead Zero” will be available in hardcover or in Kindle format, more or less just in time for Christmas, a phrase that probably bears some explaining. Announced release date is December 28. However, Amazon is taking advanced orders, and I’m sure your bookstore will take your money and reserve one for you or your favorite giftee.
With favorite authors, fans accept IOUs.
Rifle folks and those in the training community will recognize some of the adapted characters and organizations. While the .50 Browning Machine Gun ammo used by some of the bad guys hits with more inertia than any I’ve seen, it’s the book’s inertia that fans will be looking for, and a pace that keeps the reader turning pages is a signature of Hunter’s considerable writing talent.
For those who’ve followed the Swagger saga, from WWII veteran Earl to his Vietnam era son Bob Lee Swagger, there’s a third generation introduced in this novel. That’s about all the “spoiler” I should probably divulge.
I found “Dead Zero” an enjoyable read, and we’ll have some other gift book suggestions for gunnies in this space shortly