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I Kill Rich People: New Edition Released 11/27/14 [Kindle Edition]

Mike Bogin
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Re-released on 11/28/14, edited second edition.

Four shots and four New York billionaires are dead. The killer has disappeared without a trace. Long Island’s summer season shuts down as the body count mounts. No more yachting, dinners on the terrace, or charity galas. The Hamptons are empty. Having immense wealth suddenly isn’t fun, not while a silent and capable sniper is on the hunt.
He isn’t seeking attention. He isn’t after ransom. His motives are unknown. The only insight is found on index cards which show up in the mailrooms of major news stations saying “I KILL RICH PEOPLE”.
The donor whales scream at New York’s Mayor, Congressmen, and Senators for protection. But money and power won’t stop the shooter.
As the killing continues, a fan club grows for the shooter; the rich are suddenly the enemy, thanks mainly to Emerson Elliot, the radio shock jock who fans the flames. Elliot’s program exercises a populist voice that, to the ultra-rich, makes Elliot as threatening as the shooter.
While New York’s richest hide or die, a dozen law-enforcement agencies scramble for answers. Each agency is grabbing for newly-released federal funds and every one of them pursues its own agenda. Only Owen Cullen, NYPD’s lead detective, puts his life on the line to stop the shooter simply because that is the job. His job is to catch the killer, even as he is losing his own home to foreclosure. His family and friends might not understand, but Owen can’t afford to have second thoughts about saving billionaires. He has to do it; the job is who he is.
Owen and the select inter-agency unit around him begin to see some success while thousands of others are failing, but their momentum presses them toward a collision that some of them may not survive.



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About the Author

Mike Bogin lives in the Pacific NW with his wife of twenty-five years and has three grown children. Mike’s parents traveled extensively and worked abroad; their travels took him to sixty countries by the time he was ten. During his college years, Mike traveled more on his own, including time in Ireland at Trinity College, Dublin during his undergraduate studies. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with Honors and Distinction. After spending a year on an island in Greece working manual labor and writing his first novel, he went on to complete his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England at the Institute of Criminology within the Faculty of Law. Mike’s Master’s Thesis focus, Anti-Terrorism, would not turn into a major industry for years to come. Mike has been active in real estate for more than twenty years, buying and selling properties and doing creative renovations. He farms wheat and grows grapes, making several distinct red wines from the hobby vineyard on the farm. Mike has written three novels and a screen play.

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  • File Size: 5047 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Avasta; 2 edition (April 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0071IJ7XK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,933 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great thriller, very scary concept. March 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a well written and very provocative novel, the title captures it all too simply. As you read this book, you can't help think that the concept is not so farfetched. The class distinction issue in the political theater and Occupy Wall Street movements, combined with the news this week about the disgruntled Goldman Sachs employee and the US Army sniper gone off the deep end, make Bogin's story all too possible. Highly recommended!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Surprise From A New Author February 28, 2012
By JBG
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This was an unexpectedly fun read. I found myself cheering for the villain and enjoying Bogin's astute observations about society and the causes of our country's state of affairs. It would be difficult not to relate to the characters the author thoughtfully develops. Several times I found myself being emotionally affected by events in this book. I am impatient for the next book in the series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read This Book May 30, 2012
Format:Paperback
My husband handed me this book and I thought it would be just another guy conspiracy-theory-revenge-fantasy thriller. It is not. Men and women with varied interests will appreciate this read. I was HOOKED one chapter in. I got really involved with and cared about the characters who are multi-dimensional and take different cultural points of view. The topic is timely and is not reduced to cliches. Rather, it is a well written and thoughtful exploration of wealth equality, stress and fatigue in the military, gun access, interpersonal relationships, political power and more. I read it in four days, finishing at 3:30 in the morning. I am recommending this book to all of my friends. It would make a great book club selection. I have to say that I love the totally un-PC title. The author did not pull his punch in naming this book. Good for him!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Starts well, falls apart later June 14, 2012
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Started off with a bang, no pun intended, but the story just unravels. Instead of tying the characters together as the story progresses, it just drones one and on. In the beginning, the killer's thoughts are interesting; his setup, what's involved in the kill, the description of what happens. Then, after the bulk of the killings are over, the story WANTS to go off on related tangents, but the thoughts just jumble together. I found myself skimming a lot of pages. That is, until the mind-numbing errors: if I read "pouring over documents" one more time, I was going to scream. Pouring what? Hot coffee? It's PORING. Does the author or editors know the difference between "vice" and "vise"? You are reading along and mistakes like this are similar to a stroll on a sidewalk and you hit that bump that trips you.. what the heck was THAT? Who edits these books? A waste, couldn't wait to get it over with.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unfocused police procedural July 10, 2012
By Hammock
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This is a police procedural with a great plot and great research. The action scenes were well-done. On the other hand, the book should have been severely edited, as it gets bogged down in details in many places. The characters, while well drawn, are somehow, for me, unfleshed and consequently a bit arbitrary in their actions. A lot of the characters' agonizing is repetitious. The author shows promise and can write, but needs guidance for focus.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Thriller - despite a few grammar glitches November 29, 2014
Format:Paperback
When four rich Jewish residents of Nassau County, New York are gunned down at a birthday party, law enforcement agencies immediately fear terrorist activity. But, when other rich people, of all genders, religions, and ethnicities, start becoming victims of the mysterious sniper, they realize they have something far more dangerous on their hands – a motivated loner with a mission.
The killer, only identified near the end of the book, is shown to us through his first person thoughts and actions, and is the book’s main character. NYPD officer Owen Cullen, who happens to live in Nassau County where the first killings occur, is a co-main protagonist – a sort of plain Joe who is torn between his sense of duty and obligations to his family.
Action is non-stop and nail-biting as the NYPD and FBI race to stop the killer, the 00.1% worry about who’ll be next, and the media (some of it) turns the events into a circus.
I received a free copy of I Kill Rich People by Mike Bogin for review. With the exception of a few grammatical gaffes, typos, and formatting glitches, it is a well-written thriller that addresses profound issues. The author does a good job of keeping the reader guessing, and the characters – even the killer who is not identified until very late in the book – are full dimensioned people with whom many of us can readily identify. Although I didn’t think it necessary, the author includes some discussion questions at the end of the book that are, I believe, intended to make readers think more deeply about the issues raised in the story.
Issues aside, a good read that I highly recommend for thriller fans.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea May 31, 2012
By Mwcats
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I didn't really enjoy this book...it could have been half the novel it turned out to be. Too many chapters that were worthless to the story and tedious reading. Never connected with the characters. Would have stopped reading after the first few chapters but I couldn't do that, I always must finish a story no matter how bad. And if you want to know why the killer was killing..you will still wonder after the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Ric M
Format:Paperback
Typically if I start a book and it is work to get through the first100 pages, I won't continue to read--however this book kept my interest throughout the whole book! The author wove all of the different characters together and kept the flow of the book interesting so I felt like I didn't want to put it down. As I read the book I felt like I had it figured out, but was surprised several times which kept me wondering what would happen next. The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I KILL RICH PEOPLE is a winner!
I KILL RICH PEOPLE by Mike Bogin was akin to sitting down to eat a snack only to find you had been served a feast. Read more
Published 2 days ago by marneq
5.0 out of 5 stars Has stayed with me long after I turned the last page
I Kill Rich People begins by putting you in the mind of a sniper as he prepares for his initial attack on a party full of wealthy individuals. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Deborah B
5.0 out of 5 stars A "Guy" Book for Everyone!
When I started reading this book, I was unsure. It seemed to have more of a "Guy" perspective than I usually read. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Re-released version is so much better, and I loved it before! I would highly recommend it!
Published 9 days ago by Lisa Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book.
Smart and provocative, this book burns like a fast fuse. Loved the contrasts between the all-too-human ccps, the faceless enemy behind disproportionate wealth, the shock-jock as... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! Detailed writing style put you in the ...
Great read! Detailed writing style put you in the middle of the action. Captivating topic could easily be right our of todays news headlines. Well done Mr Bogin
Published 10 days ago by Mike Watts
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent thriller
Great original story with lots of action. Personal stories interwoven with an unusual plot and the competing,duplicating, and unnecessary competition for our tax dollars.
Published 11 days ago by Darrell
5.0 out of 5 stars A Page Turner
I couldn't put the book down. The story line is novel. The writing style is easy to read. And the topic of how wealth distorts our society very relevant. Read more
Published 14 days ago by JLS
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book quite a bit
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Considering everything going on in the country these days and the disparity of wealth it's not an unrealistic premise. Read more
Published 23 days ago by AlbertS.
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good read
IKRP is a Fast paced, taut thriller with a social conscience. I Enjoyed it immensely. Can't wait for the next one!
Published 24 days ago by Bigbski2000
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More About the Author

Mike Bogin lives in the Pacific NW with his wife of twenty-eight years. He has three grown children. Mike's parents traveled extensively and worked abroad; their travels took him to sixty countries by the time he was ten. During his college years, Mike traveled more on his own, including time in Ireland at Trinity College, Dublin during his undergraduate studies. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with Honors and Distinction. After spending a year on an island in Greece working manual labor and writing his first novel, he went on to complete his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England at the Institute of Criminology within the Faculty of Law. Mike's Master's Thesis focus, Anti-Terrorism, would not turn into a major industry for years to come.
Mike has been active in real estate for more than twenty years, buying and selling properties and doing creative renovations. He farms wheat and grows grapes, making several distinctive red wines from the hobby vineyard on the farm.
Mike has written four novels and a screen play and just completed IKRP2, the sequel to IKRP.

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