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Pale Horse Coming (original 2001; edition 2008)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0671035460, Mass Market Paperback)Medal of Honor winner Earl Swagger returns in a hard-hitting sequel to Stephen Hunter's best-selling Hot Springs, this time compelled by duty and friendship to follow his best friend, former Arkansas prosecutor Sam Vincent, to the most dangerous place in Mississippi. Sam has gone to Thebes, a prison for violent African American criminals, on a mission for a client. What he finds there is not only a travesty of justice, but a place where the inhumanity of the jailers is matched by the horrific secret research being carried out on helpless prisoners. Captured and tortured himself, Earl manages to escape, but in short order he's back, along with a hand-picked posse of aging sharpshooters who are eager to prove they've still got what it takes. They're also as intent as Earl is on unmasking the conspiracy and destroying the real criminals. Bloody, bullet-ridden, and brilliantly paced, this is Hunter at his explosive best. --Jane Adams
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:36:26 -0400)
In 1951, the disappearance of Sam Vincent, a former prosecutor assigned to investigate a prison for violent African-American convicts in Thebes, Mississippi, draws his old friend Earl Swagger into a dangerous confrontation with a town that guards itself from strangers with a private army.
(summary from another edition)
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