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Capitol Punishment (An Art Jefferson Thriller Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Ryne Douglas Pearson
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Book Description

Book 3 in the Art Jefferson Thriller series
 
Hate is a powerful weapon. John Barrish, a cunning white supremacist, has let his hatred simmer while in the custody of the federal government. But with his release, he's ready to unleash his fury on the institutions of the state that have targeted him. And he's secured the means to do so in the form of a Cold-War era chemical weapon so lethal that the smallest amount can cause mass death.
 
Unless FBI Agent Art Jefferson can get to him first. Following the man's deadly trail from Los Angeles to Washington D.C., Jefferson zeroes in on the plan Barrish has set in motion. A strike so bold that, if successful, would not only leave the nation leaderless--it could tear it apart.
 
Bone-chilling in its detailed accuracy, Pearson's novel of homegrown terrorism is a fast-paced, provocative thriller that shows just how deadly the mix of politics and high-tech sabotage can be. From the opening page to the culmination of events on the day of the president's State of the Union address, the action and intrigue in 'Capitol Punishment' never lets up.


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From Publishers Weekly

Pearson's latest thriller seems chillingly prescient in light of the Oklahoma City bombing and the sarin attack on the Tokyo subway. White supremacist John Barrish and his two sons obtain a deadly nerve agent known as VZ and decide to attack both an L.A.-area office tower and the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., during the State of the Union address. But Barrish needs help, so he contacts a black nationalist group, the New African Liberation Front (NALF), and, without revealing his racist past, convinces them to do his dirty work. Besides establishing a frightening criminal conspiracy, Pearson effectively juggles a cast of FBI agents, politicians and civilians, focusing on FBI partners Art Jefferson, an African American, and Frankie Aguirre, a Latina, both last seen in October's Ghost. As four NALF members release the deadly VZ into the L.A. building's ventilation system and then begin a murderous cross-country dash to D.C., Jefferson and Aguirre try to link Barrish to the crimes. Pearson sends a none-too-subtle anti-racism message as the minority-hating Barrish family and the white-hating NALF members, working in tandem, close in on the center of the federal government and on the novel's climax, which features down-to-the-wire suspense. Some elements here are given short shrift (for instance, the L.A. office-building disaster, which kills thousands, would, we now know, affect the country more than Pearson allows), but the story makes up for such shortcomings with intensity and a troubling verisimilitude.
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Review

"Capitol Punishment is a tough, hard-pounding story that is difficult to put down."  Orlando Sentinel
  
"...a plot that is all too believable."  New York Times
 
"...chillingly prescient..down-to-the-wire suspense"  Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • File Size: 540 KB
  • Print Length: 281 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615597416
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Schmuck & Underwood (December 24, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0059JDPUY
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couln't Put It Down August 19, 2007
Format:Paperback
I thought this book was amazingly good. Pearson puts together a great story full of very strong characters in this book. It features Art Jefferson, a character whom Pearson reprises in the following Simple Simon (check it out, it too is a good read). This story kind of hits home with the theme of terrorism and scenarios of attacks on American soil. Very realistic story. I give it five stars.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Nail-Biting Thriller May 23, 2011
Format:Paperback
Ryne Douglas Pearson creates a realistic and chilling band of domestic terrorists in this outing for his FBI agent hero Art Jefferson. He also gives them a plausible plan to wreak serious havoc on the U.S. government. Expect fast page turning and nail-biting suspense when you pick up, or download, this title. Jefferson's in a race against time to stop a plot that's almost impossible to detect. To say more would spoil the twists and surprises. If you enjoy action thrillers, you won't be disappointed here.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Capitol Punishment September 25, 2011
By North
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A study on hate and homegrown terrorism : white supremacists and African Liberation Front's are two sides of the same coin and are the protagonists of this thriller.

The plot starts by a 911 call and the quick death of the first responders, followed by the discovery of the bodies of the chemist and his buyer of a nerve agent. Soon, FBI agents Art Jefferson and Frankie Aguirre realize that two more canisters of the gas were made and are somewhere in the hands of terrorists.

The story follows the steps of the bad guys and the FBI agents who try to stop them. It is well done but not a really intricate plot. I found most of the characters unidimensional and the motives for their actions either not well explained or too simplistic.

Still it is a very enjoyable book, a nice read, with an all too believable plot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading July 3, 2012
By Junie
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I read this book after reading a later one in the series - Simple Simon - so I went into it knowing the main character, and wanting to know more about him. The story is very believable, because of the world we live in, and kept me reading even though I should have been in bed! The author did a wonderful job of keeping you guessing, and keeping the tension up. Thanks for making it available on Kindle!
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4.0 out of 5 stars let your expectations go May 11, 2012
By xeon
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What I did not know when I brought this was this was the same author who wrote the awful book called simple simon which was made into a truly awful film called mercury rising. If i had known I would never have brought this book. It was a good read and kept you hooked until the end.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story December 20, 2011
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This book is not too bad at all. I give it a 4 Star. It took a long time before action happens. Characters introduction in the book is too long like half way thru the book. This is a good read but nothing more
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! May 15, 2012
By Alan
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This book was really a great read which kept my interest on every page. The characters were interesting and well developed. The plot was innovative. Sorry to reach the end. I plan to read everything else by the author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Believable January 7, 2014
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This is a good read. Walks you through something believable. The book is somewhat predictable but worthwhile of your time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting
I don't typically read these types of stories. It was pretty good though. It did start out slow but I'm glad I stuck with it.
Published 11 months ago by Georgi
4.0 out of 5 stars Action, adventure, intrigue and justice
I love a good story! In this one we know who the bad guy is, but how is our hero going to get him? Read to find out. I hope Pearson is writing his new one now! Read more
Published 16 months ago by Carol Baldwin
5.0 out of 5 stars On edge of seat read
Very good book. Moved fast, edge of seat book.Great characters. Ready to read another book by Tyne Pearson. Can't wait
Published 18 months ago by SRH of Illinois
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
This might not have had the nuance or maturity of Grisham or Baldacci but the story is great and the prose is solid. Thanks for the read!
Published 19 months ago by Justin Sanderfer
5.0 out of 5 stars capital punishment
Excellent book, great character development and riveting plot. Totally enjoyable read that kept you from putting the book down.Story would make a great movie.
Published 21 months ago by johnny b
5.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner!
I started this book one evening and could barely put it down to go to sleep. Finished it the next night. Very, very engrossing.
Published 21 months ago by Vincent Vines
4.0 out of 5 stars Capitol Punishment
A very good read, although there could have been a little better development of some of the characters. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Edward J. Weldon
4.0 out of 5 stars Capital Punishment
First I want to say that I really enjoy reading this and all the others on my Kindle.
This is a story that keeps you in suspense as you travel with the characters throughout. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Sharon
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Ryne Douglas Pearson is an accomplished novelist and screenwriter. He writes thrillers and contemporary fiction, and is the author of several novels, including Cloudburst, October's Ghost, Capitol Punishment, Simple Simon, Top Ten, The Donzerly Light, All For One, Confessions, and Cop Killer. He is also the author of the short story collection, Dark and Darker. His works have been translated into Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, German, Polish, French and other languages. His novel Simple Simon was made into the film Mercury Rising. As a screenwriter he has worked on numerous movies. The film Knowing, based on his original script, was released in 2009 and opened #1 at the box office. Receiving Four Stars from Roger Ebert, who branded it 'among the best science-fiction films I've seen', it went on to earn more than $180 million worldwide. He has also done uncredited work on films such as the remakes of The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Eye.

Despite the often 'dark' nature of his novels and films, Pearson has been noted to have a 'sweet, disarming quality' by Entertainment Weekly-an accusation he has been unable to shake. When not writing he is usually thinking about writing, or touting the wonders of bacon in online conversations. He is addicted to diet soda and the sound of his children laughing. A west coast native, he lives in California with his wife, children, a Doberman Kelpie and a Beagle Vizsla.

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