Pale Horse Coming
By Stephen Hunter
(Pocket Star, Mass Market Paperback, 9781416593645, 704pp.)
Publication Date: August 26, 2008
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Mississippi, 1951: The last place any sane man wants to visit is Thebes State Penal Farm. Of the few who make the journey there, even fewer return.
But when an old friend disappears inside Thebes, ex-Marine and Arkansas State Police Sgt. Earl Swagger takes a personal interest in the case. As he infiltrates the prison, what he experiences defies his wildest nightmares -- a savage world where death is the only salvation. As tough as he is, Swagger barely escapes with his life -- and his mind -- intact. But he's not going to stay away for long. Recruiting six of the hardest, deadliest gunmen ever known, bloody vengeance is soon at hand. Because Earl Swagger is going back to Thebes.
Stephen Hunter has written eighteen novels, including I, Sniper and Point of Impact. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
"Stephen Hunter has done for the rifle what Tom Clancy did for the nuclear submarine....Score it a bull's-eye."
-- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Visceral and raw." -- The Washington Post Book World
"If you want thrills, you needn't seek further." -- Rocky Mountain News (Denver)