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Born to Kill [Kindle Edition]

A.K. Hoffman
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Book Description

DNA is not a crime. (Or is it?)

When UCLA professor Susan Witherell discovered the genotype shared by all convicted serial killers and mass murderers, fear of “potential serial killers” seized the US media. Asphalt-poor but smart, Matt Hamilton became an unlikely hero to the newly profiled. From an online quiz to street protests, he spearheaded a movement to demand justice - until he ended up in Corcoran State Prison.

Is Matt doing twenty-five-to-life because of the 24-hour hype cycle? As a victim of genetic profiling? Or something more sinister?

Prison forces Matt into contact with a lot of dangerous characters, including serial killer Jack Carlson, who has a following of peace-loving “disciples.” Is Jack faking his newfound good behavior? Or has he actually “received the light,” as he would put it?

Jack Carlson credits Dr. Witherell with saving his life. Matt blames her for ending his. How are the fates of these two men intertwined by the woman who discovered the genotype, and who else from their pasts binds them together?

In the vein of mind-bending thrillers by Chuck Palahniuk and Philip K. Dick, with a story ripped from tomorrow’s headlines, Born to Kill will challenge what you know about who is good and who is deadly. More than a simple crime drama, Born to Kill gradually reveals itself to be an exploration of whether people can really change.

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A.K. Hoffman is a California exile living in (the valley of) the shadow of Detroit. His peace-loving inclinations cause him to be obsessed with violence (naturally). If there are bombs falling, children dying, outrages of unspeakable atrocity, he can't look away. He's fond of saying "People love to watch a train wreck." His pseudonymously published short story "All Hallow's Eve in the Shrine of Dead Celebrities" won the Metro Detroit Writer's prose award for short fiction in 2008.

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  • File Size: 466 KB
  • Print Length: 303 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147931904X
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  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down September 13, 2012
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I thought I'd end up reading this in between other books, but once I started I couldn't quit reading and finished it the same day. The ending was surprising, but the cliche I thought it was building up to never manifested, making it that much more interesting. More than worth the .99 price tag.
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Good book easy to read. Fun and it was in my hometown. Yep I'm PWT and proud of it y'all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Psychopaths and saints January 10, 2013
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Fascinated by personality profiles, constantly gripped by the nature vs nurture debate, the question of exactly how we are determined by our genetics is a hook like no other. Hoffman pulls believably from the realms of science to create a world that could be, and maybe already is... we just never knew it. Plausible insights into the minds and physiology of everyone from psychopaths to saints, neatly packaged but with no pat answers, Born To Kill provides an interesting and relatively quick read... mostly because you can't stop reading! Your perceptions of people and how they become who they are will fundamentally change.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Born to kill December 11, 2012
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This isn't my usual reading fare, but I found it fascinating. It was very well crafted and well written. The premise was a grabber for me, and found I would like to know more. Good read for those who can put aside the violence.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like a low key Chuck Palahniuk October 4, 2012
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Really enjoyed Born to Kill. Interesting premise and solid execution (no pun intended). Look forward to more by the author.
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A.K. Hoffman is a California exile living in the shadow of Detroit. His peace-loving inclinations cause him to be obsessed with violence. If there are bombs falling, children dying, outrages of unspeakable atrocity, he can't look away.

His pseudonymously published short story "All Hallow's Eve in the Shrine of Dead Celebrities" won the Metro Detroit Writer's prose award for short fiction in 2008.

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