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To Kill A Man (After The Collapse, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Bill Muriella
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Most men think they are in charge of their own destiny, but one man's future has been altered by a new reality. Once an average family man, he is confronted by a hostile and unfamiliar world after the economic collapse of the near future. As the government and law enforcement lose control the militias and thugs rush in to fill the void, forcing him to do whatever is necessary in order to protect and provide for his family. With society spinning rapidly out of control, he struggles to retain a sense of who he once was as he devolves into a man he no longer recognizes. A chilling and very dark tale of what men will do to protect their families and themselves.

The author loves to hear from his readers and may be contacted at billmuriella@yahoo.com with any questions or comments. Your reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are always much appreciated!

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1086 KB
  • Print Length: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Amazon Digital Services (Second Edition) (August 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008S5GJTA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,630 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read November 14, 2012
By Marlen
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I was very happy with this read. At first I was undecided as to how I felt about a first person story. There are plenty of personalities in this book and they are all explained in detail through the eyes of the main and only speaking character and this was done so well in my opinion that I could vividly picture each person our main character was describing.

I recently went through the survival process forced upon me and my family by hurricane Sandy. Not the same collapse of society as this book portrays but still that feeling of family first. Survive no mater what. As I read this book during our many days without electric and the mayhem at the gas pumps I enjoyed it that much more. The author was able to capture that true despair and the lengths one will go to to protect their family. I experienced good neighbors and desperate ones. I saw good people turn selfish and desperate as things rapidly deterioted around us after the storm. In essence life was imitating art.

I would suggest this book to anyone with a fascination for "end of the world" scenarios. Latley that's the kick I've been on and To Kill A Mans Hope was a very realistic look into a not so unbelievable future. I look forward to the continuing story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story. December 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am a frequent reader of this type of fiction, and I found this to be one of the best. Mr. Muriella's characters and story feel very real. So many of these books deal with preppers who have tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition, more weapons than your average gun store and enough food for a hundred people. This book deals with what I imagine would be the real choices faced by most people in a SHTF situation. The hero doesn't always make the choices that a saint would, rather he finds that to survive and protect his family he must do things that he never imagined that he do before the world went to hell. Very gritty and sometimes uncomfortable to read, the story makes a powerful statement. It's also nearly free of the countless misspellings and grammatical errors that plague many of these books. I can't wait for the follow up to be released. Anything by this author will be on my reading list.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow January 18, 2013
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I thought this was extremely well written, with a great character.
Yes there is massive amounts of violence portrayed in a purely brutal form. But it somehow fits and even seems appropriate for the environment that surrounds this man struggling to get thru the best he can. His internal battles of living two lives bring you right into the dilemma that he wakes with everyday. I know I felt the intensity of his feelings of being the brute or being the protector. In a world filled with chaos sometimes choices are that much harder.
I just hope that Mr Muriella's writing creativity is not prophetic. The setting in some aspects is scary close to what we see going on in the present. Maybe thats why this book pulled me in and had me emotionally invest. Regardless, excellent job.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read November 11, 2012
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Outstanding. Out of the hundreds of books I have read, this is the first feedback I have left. I can't wait for the next issue.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very intense November 3, 2012
By TLM
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This was a great character study about the fall of society and how easily anyone, no matter how moral, could slip into degenerate anarchy.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Edit,edit,edit November 21, 2012
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What a great story line. As a lover of SHTF novels, this one is awesome. Sadly the editing is awful!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This One Will Kill Your Hope November 21, 2012
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Wow. After reading this I book I needed to sit down and clear my head so I could think about how to review it. This story really does kill your hope and takes the reader to a place you never want to find yourself, but the author does a nice of job of getting you there. I noticed one of the other reviewers commented on the protagonist's treatment of a "foreclosure agent", but I thought the actions were not out of step with the times. I was surprised our "hero" did it and got away with it. I will read the next installment but I hope our guy has hit rock bottom or I won't be able to finish.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down August 15, 2012
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This is a must read....great plot line...fast moving. Makes you wonder if you were in that situation, how you would react. Can't wait for the next one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Well written but my God! So depressing.
I gave this 3 stars because it was well written. On the short side for the price asked but still well written. I like the genre I just didn't like this book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dr Geoff
5.0 out of 5 stars Kdeva
There was so much hype around 2012 and the world ending I figured I owed it to myself and my natural curiosity to find out exactly what all the talk was about. Read more
Published 5 months ago by kdeva7
4.0 out of 5 stars Hope I'm not in his situation
Sad book. With the fall of society, it is still hard to make the kind of choices he made. It is not really black/white or right/wrong decisions when it comes to saving your... Read more
Published 7 months ago by wingdreams
4.0 out of 5 stars To kill a man,s hope
Very good read, hope to read the next book in this series. Keep up the good work and thank you this.
Published 7 months ago by Ron Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars What a story!!!
All I can say is, your gonna love this book!! Fast paced and a real page turner! Expect to read into the wee hours of the morning! I look forward to the next book... hurry!!
Published 8 months ago by Maggies Choice
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful
This book was not good. It was utterly depressing and I could never recommend it to anybody. As a prepper book, this was more like it was written from the PoV of the poor bastards... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars One man's descent to earthly hell.
Many Americans worry about further moral decline of our society and the Progressives' thirst for government control through collapse of our nation's economy. Read more
Published 9 months ago by J. F. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but rather dark
This was a great read. Just a bit too dark for my tastes. Probably truly realistic for that time in the possible future. But, I would sure like to see some victories.
Published 10 months ago by Daniel E. Bertram
5.0 out of 5 stars Sadly, Very Believable
I have to say how much I appreciate this book. Sadly, in a breakdown such as described, I can see things happening exactly this way. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Docdigit
1.0 out of 5 stars too dark and depressing
i sure have had a hard time reading this one. Much too dark and down. No hope at all from what i have read. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Dixie Eves
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