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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Assets; Abridged edition (4 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739357379
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739357378
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 16.1 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,871,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"American hardboiled at its very best, full of taciturn and stoical characters and plotting in explosive overdrive" (Times)

"Up there with the likes of James Lee Burke and Michael Connelly at the forefront of hard-boiled American crime fiction" (Glasgow Herald) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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'Hunter is in the front rank of thriller novelists' --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Warren M. Fisher VINE VOICE on 18 Oct 2003
Format: Paperback
Hunter's work in 'BLACK LIGHT' rightly drew comparisons with Faulkner and Dostoevsky. With the twin plot lines running concurrently, Bob's investigation and his father, Earl's final days, we peel away the layers of the two men and the world around them. Bob and Earl are both men tormented by their past, by terrible burdens of guilt. Both have been to war, and have seen and done terrible things. Both are drawn to violence and the threat of imminent extinction. Haunted and restless, both men are outsiders driven by their own code. Both men are ruthless killers, men of principle, but also men of the gun. As their lives unravel, they come into their own, as both stories conclude in a welter of bloodshed.
Probably Hunter's greatest work, going beyond mere action-thriller and crime novel into the realms of true literature. A key work in the Swagger series and an overlooked masterpiece in modern writing. Writing with brains, and heart.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Rasdall on 17 July 2003
Format: Paperback
Dam its hard to choose a favourite, when it comes down to it. Who would you rather have watching your back in a tight spot? Earl-Lee or Bob-Lee, father or son? The series of books From Hot Springs to Time to Hunt seem to come to a climax in Black Light, making Time to Hunt seem like a bit of an afterthought. Hot Springs and Pale Horse are pure Earl-Lee Swagger. Point of Impact and Time to Hunt are Bob-Lee Swagger, but Black Light fuses the series together with the wild card book Dirty White Boys. If you're getting into Hunter and the Swaggers, don't read this book first, it will spoil everything. Its got everything, if this book was a person it would be the guy who invented booze. Read it or regret it.
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By The Book Nut on 10 Jun 2008
Format: Paperback
I'm a great fan of this writer and this book is no disappointment. Atmospheric, with a strong feel for place and time (the setting switches back and forth between the present day and the 50s). Hunter is one of those rare thriller writers who are truly intelligent and complex. A very fine read that hits the mark with the impact of a sniper's bullet! And Bob Lee Swagger has to be one of the coolest thriller heroes of all time.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
An excellent read which is hard to put down. If you have read any of the Swagger series and enjoyed them you are guaranteed to like this great yarn.
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By JW on 30 Jan 2014
Format: Audio CD
My husband has read everyone of the swagger books and passed them on to me as I love action films and novels. You don't particularly have to know a lot about guns, bullet sizes etc to just enjoy how this story unfolds. Hunter gives you a real sense of history and the attention to detail really draws you in, the characters are intriguing and believable.
It's best to read the previous books by him as Black Light will then gel Bob and Earl's story together and make more sense. So you don't have to be a bloke to enjoy Hunters books ! stick with it and you really won't be able to put it down once you start reading !!
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