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Pale Horse Coming - Stephen Hunter
Pale Horse Coming
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The year is 1951. A smooth talking Chicago lawyer has come to chat with Sam Vincent, a former prosecutor, about a dangerous unknown - a prison for violent black convicts in Thebes, Mississippi, a place of many questions but no answers. Would Sam, a white man and a Southener, be willing to... show more
The year is 1951. A smooth talking Chicago lawyer has come to chat with Sam Vincent, a former prosecutor, about a dangerous unknown - a prison for violent black convicts in Thebes, Mississippi, a place of many questions but no answers. Would Sam, a white man and a Southener, be willing to investigate? When Sam vanishes in the mists and swamps, his old friend Earl Swagger packs his gun and heads to Thebes where he discovers sinister secrets that go far beyond the prison walls. The whole town guards itself from nosy strangers with a private army of brutal, gun-toting, klan type thugs and rednecks. After barely escaping, Earl vows to right things and reclaim Thebes from the throes of a sinister conspiracy. But first, he enlists just a little help from his friends.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099436843 (0099436841)
Publisher: Arrow
Edition language: English
Series: Earl Swagger (#2)
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5.0 Pale Horse Coming
This book is the yardstick by which I measure all other action thrillers. Independent action, stoic hero, an exhilarating escape sequence, retribution, story within a story; By GOD ! does this book have it all or what. You almost gasp for air when Earl Swagger is in that river struggling with the ke...
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
3.0
Just a so-so Swagger novel. Gives some good background to later stories but not all that exciting.
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
3.0
Just a so-so Swagger novel. Gives some good background to later stories but not all that exciting.
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