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Hot Springs by Stephen Hunter 068486360X 9780684863603
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Hot Springs by Stephen Hunter

THE UNDISPUTED MASTER OF THE TOUGH THRILLER, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR STEPHEN HUNTER DELIVERS A MASTERPIECE OF CRIME FICTION SET IN 1940S ARKANSAS, WHERE LAW AND CORRUPTION RICOCHET LIKE SLUGS FROM A .45 AUTOMATIC.<P>Earl Swagger is tough as hell. But even tough guys have their secrets. Haunted by the brutal campaigns fought in the Pacific, plagued by the memory of his abusive father, and apprehensive about his own impending parenthood, Earl is a decorated ex-Marine of absolute integrity -- and overwhelming melancholy. Now hes about to face his biggest, bloodiest challenge yet.<P>It is the summer of 1946, organized crimes 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. Will shady politicians bully the D.A. into selling out Earl and his raiders? Can Earl, caught between his duty as a lawman and the emerging truth about his own father, survive another war with his body and soul intact?<P>Packed with page-turning action, sex, sin, and crime, Hot Springs is at once a relentlessly violent and deeply touching story. It is Stephen Hunters most ambitious novel since Dirty White Boys, the classic that prompted John Sandford to compare the author to Elmore Leonard on steroids.

Author: Stephen Hunter

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 478

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2000-06-27

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ISBN: 068486360X

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