I just got The Sentry in the mail recently. On my to read list. Would love to hear what you think of it.
I enjoyed Stephen Hunter's first Bob-Lee Swagger, but not enough to read more of them. Does he get better with time?
The Sentry was a book that centred very much on Joe Pike and drew out more of his character than we've seen before. I like realistic characterisations, and having known a few people a bit like Joe in the military and felt this was a interesting approach.
I've enjoyed most of the 'Bob the Nailer' books and did feel this was better than most - but Bob's getting old, how long can he go on ?
I was annoyed with the cliff-hanger too, but I loved the book.
I was more annoyed with the follow-up and what he did with the cliff-hanger. I don't want to give any spoilers.