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Stephen Hunter’s hyper-drive, eighth-gear new thriller, Soft Target, chronicles the day when the unthinkable happens: twelve gunmen open fire in the mall corridors, driving the pack before them.

Stephen Hunter’s hyper-drive, eighth-gear new thriller, Soft Target, chronicles the day when the unthinkable happens: twelve gunmen open fire in the mall corridors, driving the pack before them. Those on the upper floors take cover or get out any way they can; but within a few minutes the gunmen have herded more than a thousand hostages into the amusement park.

In this terrorism, malcontent against the world thriller, former Washington Post film critic Stephen Hunter creates a massive hostage incident at the Mall of America in Minnesota. One day, Somali gunmen emerge in the mall, start firing and killing shoppers and herd them toward the amusement park in the center. In the meantime, Ray Cruz (hereinafter, Our Hero), former Marine sniper, happens to be in the mall, and is of course des I suddenly wanted mind candy, I suddenly got mind candy.

Stephen Hunter’s hyper-drive, eighth-gear thriller chronicles the day when the unthinkable happens: terrorists .

Stephen Hunter’s hyper-drive, eighth-gear thriller chronicles the day when the unthinkable happens: terrorists descend upon the heartland, opening fire in mall corridors and executing innocent victims one by on. New York Times bestselling author Stephen Hunter is back with a breakneck thriller brimming with his trademark action and masterful plotting, as ex-Marine sniper Ray Cruz confronts a group of murderous terrorists who’ve laid siege to the Mall of America. Black Friday America’s largest shopping mall Suburban Minneapolis 3:00 .

Soft Target: A Thriller. Another action-packed thriller from Stephen Hunter, this time starring Ray Cruz, the son of ex-Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, who was introduced in Hunter’s previous bestseller, Dead Zero. Ten thousand people jam the aisles, the corridors, the elevators, and the escalators of America, the Mall-a giant Rubik’s Cube of a structure with its own amusement park located in the spacious center atrium. Of those people, 9,988 have come to shop. The other twelve have come to kill.

Stephen Hunter, creator of the Bob Lee Swagger sniper books, has produced a new action thriller, called Soft Target. Instead the hero of Soft Target is Ray Cruz, an ex-Marine sniper introduced in Hunter’s last best-seller, Dead Zero. This time it's not Bob The Nailer Swagger who's the center of attention. The book’s storyline involves an attack by Somali terrorists at a giant shopping mall in Minnesota (based on the Mall of America). On the day after Thanksgiving ( Black Friday ), 12 Somali gunmen open fire in the Mall, causing panic among the crowds of shoppers. Quickly the gunmen herd more than a thousand hostages into a cluster in the center of the Mall. Stephen Hunter - A Time to Hunt. 8 Mb.

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Another action-packed thriller from Stephen Hunter, this time starring Ray Cruz, the son of ex-Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, who was introduced in Hunter’s previous bestseller, Dead Zero.Ten thousand people jam the aisles, the corridors, the elevators, and the escalators of America, the Mall—a giant Rubik’s Cube of a structure with its own amusement park located in the spacious center atrium. Of those people, 9,988 have come to shop. The other twelve have come to kill. Ray Cruz, one of the heroes of Hunter’s last bestseller, Dead Zero, is in the mall with his fiancée and her family. The retired Marine sniper thought he was done with stalking and killing—but among the trapped thousands, he’s the only one with a plan and the guts to confront the self-proclaimed “Brigade Mumbai.” Now all he needs is a gun.

Comments: (7)

Karg
Hunter writes a good tale, but his attempt to bring us a new hero, are flawed and superficial compared with the deeply thrilling Earl Swagger. The plot of a terrorist attack on an all-American shopping mall by would be terrorists led, by a spoiled and alienated teenager is a bit hard to swallow. The wannabe terrorist mullah seems amazingly competent in bringing a group of Somalian guerrillas into play in Minnesota. The anti hero seems hastily constructed, and a little to good too be true. At one point he lops the head off a rival pastor to win the trust of his mullah co conspirator, all a bit hard to imagine as his first, out-of-the-box act. The maneuvering and manipulating police commander is an interesting character study, and the newer, younger Hunter hero plays well, if a bit weak by comparison with Earl. It's hard to live up to what we are used to with big Earl. More like a TV movie than the real thing, but Hunter writes well, and will keep you glued to the script, even when it is a bit less than captivating.
Aradwyn
Ray Cruz, former Marine Gunnery Sergeant, son of Bob Lee Swagger, is a worthy successor as star sniper in the fiction of Stephen Hunter. This book is about a terrorist attack on a giant mall near the Twin Cities in Minnesota, much like the actual Mall of America. The terrorists trap some one thousand shoppers on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.

The terror gang, following an unlikely leader, appears ready to butcher their prisoners, who are held in such a way that any attempt at rescue would be delayed until most of the captives were executed. The terrorists claim to be acting for the glory of Allah.

Ray Cruz happens to be in the mall as the attack begins. He is shopping with his fiancee and her family. Of course, he does not passively sit back and watch events unfold.

I don't want to reveal much more, for I remember that I was soon fascinated by the developing plot.

There's a clever subplot involving the commander of the Minnesota state police, who takes charge of the armed response. Seems he is an ambitious, politically savvy official, who very much believes he can handle the crisis and save many lives. But can his approach possibly work?

Also appearing are "Mr. and Mrs. Girardi." They pop up from time to time on the periphery. Exactly who are they? We learn their identity in the final pages. I found this part of the book to be particularly entertaining.
Aver
OK, I am one of those people who actually enjoy change. I know it strikes fear into the hearts of others -- and apparently drives a lot of bad book reviews. I like the new character, Ray Cruz, that Mr Hunter has introduced in the last couple of novels. For one thing, it has freed Mr Hunter in his struggles with the southern dialect (all my relatives are from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee). I would cringe as I read the supposed dialect of Bob Lee Swagger. With Ray Cruz you have a plain ol' American dialect. So much easier reading! The plot in this book was interesting, the action was outstanding, the twists were there, so it read smoothly. The recap chapters where Mr Hunter regressed in the story line were almost not needed. He would explain how a certain thing happened historically long after the thing happened. By then, I really had no interest in how things got they way they were. And I wished he had chosen a more generic name for the Colonel. I kept visualizing an African dictator. And why colonel? Why not Commander or Chief? Maybe it's a Midwest or East coast thing. We don't have colonels leading anything civilian on the Left Coast, except the KFC franchise.

But I digress. This is a good book, good story, good characters. A very nice addition to the Hunter family.
Crazy
I really enjoyed this book, it was a return to the action I crave from Mr. Hunter's pen. The fact that it links to the Bob Lee Swagger stories is an added incentive to read it. I struggled with his last book because it was almost a typical spy novel, I recognized Ray Cruz as a recipient of Bob Lee's mantle as a man who takes it to the bad guy, but it was a total surprise to learn he was Bob Lee's son.
In this piece we see a return to the action packed Hunter of yore and it has all the twists and turns that make his novels work. It also has a subtle swipe at the current administration with the character of the State Police Commander, Obobo.
I only hope that Mr. Hunter's next novel, where Bob Lee Swagger learns the truth behind the Murder of John F. Kennedy is up to his previous work. He better remember that in Point of Impact, Nick Memphis took out the man who pulled the trigger in 1963.
Whitesmasher
I've read all of Stephen Hunter's books with main characters Earl Swagger, Bob Lee Swagger, Bud Pewtie and now, Ray Cruz. Each one was an almost instant page turner. But, Soft Target is tedious, seemingly aimless and disengaging. I'm at page 50 and I feel like I've been forced to remain under my desk in an earthquake drill the entire time. Mr. Hunter dwells too long on some of the annoying aspects of human nature and on the emotional responses of people under duress rather than taking us on the thrill ride he's done so many times before. I hate to give up on a book, but this one's just not cutting it for me. I'm hoping someone will say, "Hey, you need to get to page 51 and then strap on your seat belt!"
Ndyardin
not so soft writing. I didn't really go back and look to see where the title comes from but the content and style of this story is not soft at all. I had gotten 1/3 of the way before I realized this was the Bob Lee Swagger clan of the movie SHOOTER from a couple of years ago. Once that clicked and I recognized a couple of character names it really fell into place. Well- paced, funny even a little self- deprecating as far as funnin' about the adventure segment of fiction, this stuff is very well done. I look forward to more in the series.
Soft Target: A Thriller download epub
Action & Adventure
Author: Stephen Hunter
ISBN: 1439138702
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (December 6, 2011)
Pages: 272 pages