Recommend a fiction book for me

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  1. Ben M.

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    Well I'm taking a flight soon from Chicago to Oakland and I'm looking for a good fiction paperback to read on the flight.

    So I want to hear about some good stuff with lots of guns and gunplay :D I like a lot of Tom Clancy stuff but I think I've read it all. My favorite of his was Rainbow Six but I liked a lot of the others as well. I've kinda been on a Glock kick lately too so if there are any that feature glocks prominently than that's an extra bonus.

    Either way I'm hoping to find something soon that's well-written with some good shooting action. :cool:

    Thanks
     
  2. ZombiesAhead

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    Just picked up:

    Feast of Bones by Bolger, Daniel P.

    Heard good things...
     
  3. Hoppy590

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    "Monster Hunter International" by some, larry Correia guy.
     
  4. Boats

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    Pick up anything written by Stephen Hunter featuring either of his Swagger father/son, and now both in The 47th Samurai, characters.
     
  5. Winchester 73

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    Read "The Green Ripper" by John D.MacDonald.
    Travis McGee knocks off about 2 dozen bad guys in maybe the best of the 21 novel series.
     
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    WEB Griffin "The Shooter", it has a mini-gun on the cover. :D
     
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    Any of Randy Wayne White's "Doc Ford" novels.

    These are somewhat like John D. McDonald's Travis McGee novels, but the protagonist is an ex-government agent trying to live a quiet life as a marine biologist in Florida...and everyone knows that's not possible. :)

    Lots of action, decent plots. I think they're worthwhile.
     
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    Well, I certainly agree regarding Travis McGee and Doc Ford but as also recommended above, you should definitely check out any Stephen Hunter book but especially the "Bob Lee Swagger" series.

    Hunter knows his guns and knows how to tell a story.

    Consider also "The Secret Servant" by Daniel Silva - an Israeli spy dealing with Islamic terrorists in Europe. Well done and echoes of the current world.
     
  9. Winchester 73

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    Agree on this.Randy is excellent.
    Also James W.Hall with his protagonist Thorn ,are good reads.
    "Off the Chart" and "Blackwater Sound" will keep you turning the pages.
    Violent,but cool.
     
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    Ben M;

    I'll also vote for Stephan Hunter, start with "Black Light" if you can find it. It isn't a pre-quel, it stands alone outside the Swagger novels, and pre-dates them. It sets the tone for all the rest.

    If you're feeling adventerous, try John Ringo's "Ghost". Seals, guns, girls, no super-natural.

    900F
     
  11. MikePGS

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    +1. Point Of Impact is the first in the series (bob lee, that is) but in my opinion Black Light is the best, and you don't really need to read them in order, but it might spoil some things if you do (though not many).
     
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    Monster Hunter International.

    Go to Amazon NOW and order a copy. NOW.

    NOW.
     
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    Read Raymond Chandler's "The Lady in the Lake."
     
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    this is not fiction but a great book get the book one mans wilderness
     
  15. DougDubya

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    Perhaps something from my signature?

    The Stony Mans have one team, Phoenix Force, carrying Glock 34's with Glock 26's as backup - except for the leader, who is a dyed in the wool Browning Fan.
     
  16. Winchester 73

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    Great choice. And Chandler's "The Big Sleep" and "The Long Goodbye" are tops in the hard boiled detective genre.
    Raymond Chandler stands alone as our greatest writer of realistic tough guy fiction.
    Also Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon" is right up at the top.
     
  17. Feud

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    Starship Troopers. I read it on a round flight from Phoenix to Portland, awesome book!
     
  18. Winchester 73

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    Doug,I gotta start looking at your stuff.I'm a junkie as is obvious.Will check on your site manana.
     
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    David Smith, Vynce Flynn, either are great.
     
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    any of the "ashes" books by william w johnstone
     
  21. FireArmFan

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    Point of Impact, Black Light, and Time to Hunt by Stephen Hunter. Excellent books. I don't read much but I bought Point of Impact for something to do on the flight down to Florida and I couldn't put it down. I then bought the sequels to the story because they were so good.

    I've been thinking about checking out Correia's book as well. I hear good things.
     
  22. Mac45

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    I was going to suggest Ghost by John Ringo, but CB900F beat me to it
    You might also try A Hymn Before Battle, also by Ringo
    Sci Fi, lots of guns and exotic weapons, and REALLY nasty aliens
    I liked it better than Ghost
    Princess of Wands, another Ringo, (can you tell I like Ringo:))
    Lots of guns, but Sci Fi with an occult bent to it
    Starship Troopers by Heinlein is possibly my favorite book of all time.
    Bears only a passing resemblance to the movie.
    Not a lot of guns, but powered armor suits that drop from orbit.
    Tunnel in the Sky by Heinlein is actually a juvenile, but you wouldn't know it.
    Sort of a Lord of the Flies survival story

    Have a good flight
     
  23. gunmn74

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    Wingman by Mack Maloney. This is an older book and after you read
    it you will spend a bunch of time and money tracking down the other
    15 books in the series.

    http://www.mackmaloney.com/thebooks.html
     
  24. CRAZY-G

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    Freehold by Michael Z Williamson, Great book
     
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    perhaps you mean Freehold by Michael Z. Williamson?
     
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