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Soft Target (Ray Cruz Series) download ebook
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1469259117
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978-1469259116
Author:
Phil Gigante,Stephen Hunter
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Brilliance Audio; Abridged edition (September 25, 2012)
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Stephen Hunter’s hyper-drive, eighth-gear new thriller, Soft Target . Marine sniper ray cruz.

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. Dead Zero is at its best when Hunter has Cruz in the novel’s crosshairs. Stephen Hunter’s Bob Lee Swagger is getting to be almost as popular as James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux or Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series.

Soft Target is book one of the Ray Cruz novels From there, Hunter covers While this is one book in a series involving . Soft Target" by Stephen Hunter is a fun action yarn, that if you wanted to sum up in a few words, could be called, "Die Hard" in a mall.

Soft Target is book one of the Ray Cruz novels. Ray was a stand out in this book. His military back ground helped him in this situation. From there, Hunter covers While this is one book in a series involving ex-military sniper Cruz, it was the first I read, drawn to the plot of terrorists taking siege of the largest mall in the USA. Of the 3 books I read with this similar plot, I'd say it falls in between Ridley Pearson's 'Hidden Charges', by far the best, and Alex Kava's 'Black Friday'.

Soft target Stephen Hunter 2:47 . Читать онлайн Soft target. 3:19 . The bullet hit Santa Claus beneath the left ey. t shattered his skull, blew a large exit wound from the rear of that vessel, and drove a bright red spatter pattern across the pale satin of his throne like some sort of twisted abstract painting. The bullet hit Santa Claus beneath the left eye.

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Soft target rc-1 (Ray Cruz Stephen Hunter. Year Published: 2012. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

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Items related to Soft Target (Ray Cruz Series). Stephen Hunter has written 17 novels. Stephen Hunter Soft Target (Ray Cruz Series). ISBN 13: 9781469259116. Soft Target (Ray Cruz Series). The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. That work gave him a keen sense of pacing and timing.

By (author) Stephen Hunter, Read by Phil Gigante Other books in this series.

By (author) Stephen Hunter, Read by Phil Gigante. Ray Cruz, one of the heroes of Hunter's last bestseller, Dead Zero, is in the mall with his fiancee 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. Other books in this series.

Hunter Stephen Soft target - читать книгу онлайн бесплатно. Ray Cruz decided that he would never take an IQ test again, for the results, after he had agreed to this adventure, would prove suicidally depressing. He shook his head, even as someone in the crowd jostled his shoulder. That person was outbound down the corridor called Colorado-after the river, not the state-while he was inbound.

Written by Stephen Hunter, Audiobook narrated by Phil Gigante. Ray Cruz, Book 1. By: Stephen Hunter. Narrated by: Phil Gigante. Series: Ray Cruz, Book 1. Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins. But when a series of assassinations start occurring in the area, Harwood can't explain why he just happens to be nearby for each killing - or how a sniper rifle that matches the description of the one he lost seems to be involved. Too much knowledge CAN be Hazardous to your Life!

Narrated by Phil Gigante. Ray Cruz, one of the heroes of Hunter's last bestseller, Dead Zero, is in the mall with his fiancée and her family

Narrated by Phil Gigante. Ten thousand people jam the aisles, the corridors, the elevators, and the escalators of America, the Mall-a giant Rubik's Cube of a stru. Ray Cruz, one of the heroes of Hunter's last bestseller, Dead Zero, is in the mall with his fiancée and her family.

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, nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-eight 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.


FBI Sniper Dave McElroy has a gun. But positioned on the roof of the vast building and without explosives or fuses—or the go-ahead from his superiors—he is cut off from his targets and forced into the role of witness to the horror unfolding below.


Having learned the lessons of Columbine, the feds believe that immediate action is the only solution. But Douglas Obobo, the charismatic and ambitious commandant of the state police, orders cooperation, tolerance, communication, and empathy for the gunmen. He feels that with his superior negotiating skills, he can make contact with the shooters and gently nudge them into surrender. But what if their goal all along has been unparalleled massacre—and they’re only waiting for prime time?


Reviews:
  • Downloaded
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.
  • Kitaxe
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.
  • Landarn
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.
  • Cesar
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.
  • Adaly
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!"
  • DABY
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.