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The Jackpot [Kindle Edition]

David Kazzie
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It hasn't been a very good day for attorney Samantha Khouri. She's been passed over for partner at her law firm, she's coming down with the flu, and she's just learned that her parents' business is teetering on the brink of failure.

But when she discovers that her financially desperate boss has stolen their new client's gigantic winning lottery ticket, she realizes her day is just getting started.

Now, to return the ticket to its rightful owner, Samantha must stay one step ahead of her nothing-to-lose boss and a homicidal mercenary who's been hired to hunt down the ticket at all costs.

And as her pursuers close in, Samantha can’t help but think about showing up at lottery headquarters, smiling for the camera, and walking away with the richest lottery jackpot in American history.


Editorial Reviews


"It's rich in characterization, suspense, and pacing that will leave your heart pounding, and I don't mean that metaphorically. His plot and dialogue race along with the casual mastery of Richard Price ("Lush Life"), the complexity of David Baldacci's best novels, and the moral imperative of James Lee Burke." - White Cat Magazine

"David Kazzie is an exceptional writer, I was hooked from the first page and could not put it down." - The Kindle Book Review

"This is an extremely well written, captivating novel. Kazzie has a superb way with words and is able to keep the reader easily engulfed within this suspenseful tale of deceit and betrayal." - A Book Vacation

"The fast-pace and rich details of this thriller combined with the entertaining and crisp dialogue of Jackpot make this novel and David Kazzie a new favorite." - Lynnette's Book World

About the Author

David is a novelist and lawyer in Virginia. His animated So You Want To... videos, including So You Want to Go to Law School and So You Want to Write a Novel, have been viewed more than 2 million times and were featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post.

Product Details

  • File Size: 458 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051UAU4K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,392 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Grisham by way of Carl Hiaasen June 29, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
"The Jackpot" is just a fantastic book. It's a page-turning thriller that is filled with humor and great characters. And these are fully fleshed out characters, who make relatable decisions. They are not always the smartest decisions, but the reasons they made those decisions make sense for the character.

This is not a by-the-numbers thriller. Each plot twist took me by surprise. Every page was more exciting and intriguing then the last.

But personally the best aspect of this book is the main character Samantha. Just that the main character of this type of thriller is a woman is something new. But Samantha is a fascinating woman. She's strong-willed, determined, hilarious, and vulnerable. From the second you meet her, you're rooting for her.

I highly recommend this book. Download it today. You will enjoy every second of it.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Suspenseful Thriller July 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is an extremely well written, captivating novel. Kazzie has a superb way with words and is able to keep the reader easily engulfed within this suspenseful tale of deceit and betrayal. Samantha Khouri, an attorney trying to do right by her client, quickly finds herself in the middle of a cat and mouse chase as she attempts to return a lottery ticket, worth $415 million, to the rightful owner. Unbeknownst to Samantha, and those she comes into contact with, her life is in danger simply because she holds the key to a vast fortune.

I highly enjoyed this novel. Kazzie has created suspense at every turn in this riveting story and I could not put it down! The lives of many are intertwined as the ticket literally changes hands multiple times, through both honesty and deceit. There were so many twists and turns within the novel, yet it was easy to follow as Kazzie keeps the reader extremely well informed; the ending left me reeling as it all came together. This is an amazing debut novel and I hope that we will be seeing much more by this author. Five stars.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A roller-coaster ride of a novel! December 26, 2011
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Hang on tight and grab your blood-pressure medicine! Reading this book is like being strapped into a race car in which the driver refuses to stop going 200 mph and taking corners without braking. With a likable but human protagonist, crackling dialogue, and some genuinely funny moments, this story of a winning lottery ticket will grab you in the first chapter and refuse to let you put it down. Kudos to David Kazzie on a well-plotted story. Books like this make me want to read another one by the same author - so get cracking, Mr. Kazzie! I anxiously await your next one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A promising first novel August 9, 2012
By Zeldock
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David Kazzie is the creator of the subversive, influential, and immensely popular "So you want to go to law school" animation on YouTube. (Indeed, he seems to have brought his YouTube cheering section with him to Amazon.)

"The Jackpot," Kazzie's first novel, is a good effort that shows promise. On the plus side, the book is well produced and has none of the typos, grammatical errors, and other mechanical flaws that seem to plague so many indie titles. In addition, Kazzie is a good stylist and can turn the memorable phrase. He's also capable of writing tight, exciting action scenes.

The negatives may or may not have been picked up by an editor if Kazzie had gone through a traditional publisher. First and foremost is his inconsistency of tone. It seems as if he could not decide whether to write a legal thriller, a satire, a pop-culture mash-up, or a straight novel. The book starts out as an excellent legal thriller, but then various other genres keep turning up, getting between the reader and the story. The other major flaw, in my opinion, was Kazzie's tendency to get bogged down in his characters' backstories. Four fifths of that material should have stayed in his notebooks. We don't need to see the whole iceberg.

Still, as I've said, "The Jackpot" shows a lot of promise. I would definitely buy another e-novel from Kazzie, provided he keeps the price below $5.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grisham meets Mad Max = Buy This Book Now, Fool! August 14, 2011
By Emm
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Legal thriller meets the thunder dome, this fast-paced read manages to captivate with slaughter and twisted intrigue while also aptly skewering big firm lawyers generally and certain Southern old money sensibilities specifically. Kazzie does it all with snap, crackle, pop dialogue and smart ass charm. Then he adds a certain snatched-from-the-headlines homegrown terrorism thread to boot. If you like John Grisham but thought his books a little light on apocalypse-style gore and/or interesting ethnic slant, why then this is the book for you. Big big fun!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting January 29, 2012
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This was one of THE BEST books I have read in awhile. I almost passed it up after reading one of the "one star" reviews that sighted excessive profanity. What a lies. VERY LITTLE profanity. Exciting with lts of twists and turns. One could identify with all the characters. Each one was described in such depth and they were so integral to the story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, I didn't see that coming January 13, 2012
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The quick dialogue, evolution through scenes and characters, and feeling of "so now what will happen," makes this one of those books that just takes you along for a fun ride. I didn't anticipate quite how it ended, which made it more fun for me. Looking forward to another adventure.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read June 18, 2011
By McD
Format:Kindle Edition
Definitely a fun read, kept me going even despite the fact I generally don't like reading things electronically (prefer to hold a book, for instance). Kazzie keeps the reader interested, always wondering what's going to be on the next page. Certainly worth the read, I look forward to more in the future
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great book! The ending was not what I thought ...
This was a great book! The ending was not what I thought it would be. Very, very good!
Published 1 month ago by Shan Cavoretto
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it immensely
A new author for me. I enjoyed it immensely.
Published 1 month ago by Kaye
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read
There have been so many positive things said about David Kazzie's book that it is difficult if not impossible to come up with anything new. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gerry in Richmond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book.
Published 2 months ago by W R Uhlemann
3.0 out of 5 stars Great twists and turns, but would have liked to have feel more for the...
I loved all the twists and turns. You definitely did not see the end coming. But, the character development could have been deeper. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rebecca K Daugherty
5.0 out of 5 stars jackpot
very good book I will look for more of his books to read for I love to read and read
Published 4 months ago by annie3119
5.0 out of 5 stars Headaches of winning a big lottery.
The dangers of winning a big lottery in a run-down part of town and discovering that friends can be greedy and even ready to kill are covered by the people discovered to be honest... Read more
Published 5 months ago by CAROL URNESS
3.0 out of 5 stars Who wouldn't love to win the lottery.
Great storyline with some crazy chases and killing. I loved the main characters and would love to see another story with them involved. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Natalie
3.0 out of 5 stars A "Popcorn" book loaded with "Buttery" action tho not so "Filling"...
Story revolves around the all-time largest winning lottery ticket and criminals whom would think nothing of murdering others to obtain it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Don Kidwell
3.0 out of 5 stars good mystery
Enjoyed the plot twists.
A good bedtime reader that kept me engaged but some parts were just too much description.
Published 7 months ago by Bobby Gordy
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More About the Author

Welcome! I truly appreciate your taking a few moments to read this biography.

I am the bestselling author of THE JACKPOT, a No. 1 Legal Thriller on Amazon.

I am preparing to publish my second novel, THE IMMUNE, in 2014.

Thank you for visiting.

David Kazzie

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