robert swartwood

Book Review of Bullet Rain

Bullet Rain – A Nova Bartkowski Novel novel is a book in a series called the Holly Lin Series, by Robert Swartwood.

The teaser text reads,

“Nova is a free man. Having just walked away as a non-sanctioned hit man for the U.S. government, he’s purchased a classic Mustang to drive across the country. But when his car breaks down in the middle of the Nevada desert, Nova ends up in the small town of Parrot Spur. There’s something strange about Parrot Spur. Something … off. Maybe it’s the fact the town is full of ex-servicemen. Maybe it’s the fact the abandoned mine might not be abandoned. Maybe it’s the fact the knockout brunette in the bar is clearly more than what she seems. In the end, none of it matters. What matters — and what Nova is soon going to learn — is that in the desert, the only thing that rains is bullets.”

Bullet Rain on Amazon.

Reading this book, it felt like I found a decent update or replacement for my Rambo fix. We follow Nova, as he’s driving through a small desert town. But we meet him via the sniper on a hillside, who is told on a radio to take out the tires of his car. Two sniped shots later, Nova is walking back to town to get help.

But once there, he gets into an altercation while protecting a girl from some local hoodlums looking for a good time. This gets Nova put in jail, but only as a place to stay because the Sheriff thinks that’s best for everyone involved.

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