Pale Horse Coming

Pale Horse Coming

A Novel

Book - 2001
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This thriller is set in the South like Hunter's recent bestseller, Hot Springs. When a friend disappears after heading off to Mississippi to investigate a secret prison for violent black convicts in 1951, Earl Swagger swaggers off and gets into trouble of his own.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto, Ont. : Simon & Schuster, c2001.
ISBN: 9780684863610
0684863618
Characteristics: 491 pages ;,25 cm.

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kmre_37
May 11, 2016

The storyline was so boringly predictable & not very well written. Had to force myself to finish it.

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billmacrotarian
May 01, 2016

Pale Horse Coming is the second novel in Hunter’s Earl Swagger trilogy. This one has Earl Swagger incarcerated illegally in a vile southern prison reserved for blacks. Swagger survives brutal torture to escape and return as the Biblical Pale Horse Coming to take down the evil institution. As always with Hunter novels there’s detailed description of the guns used. The section where Swagger is tortured is brutal. I had to skip over the section where he was confined in the coffin. The next section where Swagger pulls together a team to take the prison down is more fun as it features characters who were modeled on real-life people. For example, Audie Ryan is not even a thinly disguised Audie Murphy. There are twists and turns along with the gun play. The novel is a fun, escapist read if the reader can forget that prisons for black people circa 1951 were brutal.

wagner4 Feb 16, 2012

This was the first book of his that I read. Wow...great story and a real page turner. Good plot. However a little too many pages wasted on gun types and such. A little like Lee Childs. They do love their guns. But, I will read more of his books. I like the adventure and humor.

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nitetraino
May 08, 2009

Just fabulous! 10 of 10 stars

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