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Stinger [Kindle Edition]

Robert R. McCammon
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A UFO crash sends a small Texas town into uproar
The sun rises on Inferno and Bordertown: patches of civilization carved out of the tough Texas earth, watching each other and waiting to see which dies first. The copper mine is finished, and both towns—one for the whites and one for the Mexicans—are wasting away. Now a pair of mysterious visitors is about to make them shrink faster.
The black ball lands first. A small sphere, snapped off of an alien ship as it plummets through the atmosphere, it explodes onto Jessie Hammond’s truck. When Jessie’s daughter picks it up, the object possesses the young girl’s body and begins trying to communicate. As Jessie tries to rescue her daughter, something far more deadly sets down in the desert. An interstellar war has come to Texas, and Inferno is going to burn.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 749 KB
  • Print Length: 542 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (18 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005T54I4K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,073 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic journey! 9 Mar 2003
This book has served a great place in my life! I have read it everywhere you can think of, and at least 6 times!
McCammon is a fantastic writer, in a small part quite like Stephen King for the attention to detail and for placing wonderful images in your head.
It is a sci-fi / horror read. A young girl and her mother see a black sphere that drops out of the sky. Inside it takes over the young girl, she becomes a window into the paranormal, and events following grab you by the hand and take you through another world. It is a battle between good and evil, in both worlds, which will leave you astounded.
This is a must read for all read-a-holics!
I promise you will not be disappointed!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
First published back in 1988, Robert McCammon's sci-fi horror novel `Stinger' followed on from the successful novels `They thirst!' and `Swan Song'. Already with quite a well respected name for himself within the horror world, McCammon's `Stinger' was a widely anticipated release for this author.

Set in the not too distant future within a dusty Texas town named Inferno, the books starts off setting the scene in this scorching hot dying town. Work is hard to come by and life is hard for the residence of Inferno. Rival gangs rule the streets, fighting amongst themselves on almost a daily basis.

The plot soon gets underway when two spacecrafts land close to the town. One of these is inhabited by an escaped alien named Daufin, who takes over the body of a little seven year old girl named Stevie Hammond. Daufin is hiding after being hunted down by the alien bounty hunter known as Stinger. The town's people are dragged into a war for their survival as the Stinger kills everyone in its path to reach Daufin.

With a vast array of b-movie-esque characters fulfilling every possible cliché going, `Stinger' is a non-stop sci-fi horror thrill. McCammon uses a thick slab of exaggerated personalities for each one of the characters, in order to bring a life to each character. This further enables the reader to identify with certain selected characters as well as building up a love for each one.

With a number of inner sub plots raging through the storyline, McCammon draws them all together to allow them to fight side by side against their common enemy. This delivers the usual b-movie message of overcoming each others rivalries in order to face the common evil.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stargate Meets Stephen King 15 July 2002
One of the most original Horror/Sci-FI books ever.
On one side we have a nasty alien mercenary hell bent on capturing and destroying a benign and beautiful alien who has "possesed" a little girl.
The little girl must pit her wits against the oppressive being who is terrorising her home town to save both the earth and cosmic good. Pure innocence against evil.
If you have read Swan Song then this is better.
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