The Second Saladin
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I hated it [The Last Samurai (2003)] as well, because it put the little white guy at the center of a Japanese story, and he proved to be smarter, faster and tougher than anyone. In one sense, "The 47th Samurai" is a rebuke to that movie and to the "White Samurai" genre, where that generally happens as well; I made certain that my hero didn't become a better sword fighter than the Japanese, but ...
Hunter has published eight books about his character Bob Lee Swagger: Point of Impact, Black Light, Time to Hunt, The 47th Samurai, Night of Thunder, I, Sniper, Dead Zero, and The Third Bullet.
In addition, he has written three prequels focusing on Bob Lee's legendary father, Earl Swagger: Hot Springs, Pale Horse Coming, and Havana. Earl also makes a cameo appearance (in flashback) in Hunter's ...