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The Kill (The Mafia Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]

Jonas Saul
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Kill - Book One of The Mafia Trilogy

The son of the most ruthless Mafia boss in eastern Canada is killed, and the father wants revenge.
Darwin Kostas is a law-abiding Canadian, a writer with a new bride and a long list of phobias. His fear of the dark keeps him inside after the sun goes down. He also suffers from aichmophobia, an irrational fear of sharp and pointed objects. If confronted with a knife or a needle, his fear manifests as an out-of-control rage.
He's also the man who accidentally killed the heir to the Fuccini syndicate.
When the newlyweds honeymoon in Rome, a hit team follows. They keep waving things at Darwin--pointy things, like knives. He just can't control himself when that happens, and accidentally kills a few more 'made men.' The Mafia believes Darwin is a trained killer, hired to take them out, and declare all-out war on the neurotic novelist.
Darwin returns to Toronto, but the hits keep coming, the FBI closes in, and a local biker gang offers Darwin their help.
Darwin just wants to be left alone with a light on.
The Kill is part one of the Mafia Trilogy.

The Blade  Book Two
The Scythe Book Three

Editorial Reviews


"'The Kill' is a fast-paced action thriller with a unique lead character. Overall, I found the writing, including narrative and dialog, to be crisp. It's well-written and keeps the reader on the edge of the seat, turning pages." -Editor, Robb Grindstaff

"I cannot believe how good this was. The writing is sound. The story is fantastic. I actually see this novel as a movie. This is one of his best to date." -Author Laura Roberts

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Product Details

  • File Size: 478 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Imagine Press (January 12, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070AE5KE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,708 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Kill February 9, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I just recently started reading books by Jonas Saul. Boy was I missing out. I started with the Sarah Robert series and moved on to everything else that Jonas has witten. I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of THE KILL from Jonas. After two days of reading I am done. Disappointed only by the fact that I reached the end. Constant action and suspense. As with the other series that Jonas has written it kept me attached the entire time. I would recommend this and any other books that Jonas publishes. Even though I received a free copy of this book for review, I also purchased it online from Amazon. If you have not read this author before START. You don't know what you are missing.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another GREAT Book!!! January 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am a HUGE Jonas Saul fan, I have read every book.. I don't have to see what the book will be about, I already know it will be good. This book was on the go from the first page. Jonas keeps you on the edge of your seat woundering what is going to happen next. I look forward to his next book... 5++ Stars!!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much to believe July 8, 2012
By Allen s
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I like to see what others think.
Most liked this book. I found it amusing, but unbelievable.
The hero (who in real life is an author) suddenly takes on the mob and kills all the hit men. How? He has a phobia that sends him into a rage.
Sorry, after he bumps off about 5 hit men, I ran out of disbelief.
Even the FBI is in on it, and he gets them too.

Now, the good part: It was free, and it was a one day read.
Not enough for a glowing review.

Please authors, I'm dying for a great read. I hate writing bad reviews.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good potential, but misses the mark--spoilers August 19, 2012
This novel has a lot of potential. The idea of a man with devastating phobias rising up to fight the mob is an exciting idea. However, the author handles it poorly.

The novel begins with the death of the heir apparent of a mob family. This death is caused by the hero of the novel, Darwin, although the reader does not know this yet. The problem is, Darwin has so many phobias that reasonably he should not have been anywhere near the massacre that Vincenzo Fuccini has just survived. Darwin is afraid of the dark and it is dark outside. The author suggests that Darwin braved the dark to attend a group therapy session he thought was going on in an abandoned airplane hangar outside of Toronto. Okay, reasonable enough. However, why would a therapy session be held in such a remote area? And didn't Darwin see the burning vehicles, the dead bodies, and the other evidence of the massacre before he got close enough to kill Vincenzo? Didn't he hear gunshots? Who in their right mind would drive toward gunshots? Especially when a bullet has just gone through his windshield. I'm sorry, but I am sure even a frightened man can tell the difference between a bullet in his windshield and a pebble. And who would stop once reaching this massacre, especially after just running down an armed man? Especially a man with phobias.

As the novel continues, the reader meets Darwin's new wife, Rosina. Rosina is a beautiful, simple city girl. Rosina believes her new husband to be a quiet, mild-mannered writer. Rosina supposedly does not know the mob is after her new husband until she boards a plane for Greece and reads in a letter that her man is sending her to Greece alone to protect her. There does not appear to be further explanation. So what does she do?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Kill - Keeps You on The Edge of Your Seat! February 26, 2012
I recently discovered Jonas Saul and am now up-to-date on all of his books! I love suspense, adventures, surprises and thrillers, and this book meets all of those criterion. An innocent wrong turn ends up involving the mob and a nightmare of a honeymoon. It is hard to put this book down. If you haven't read the rest of Mr. Saul's books, do it now. You won't be disappointed! As an aside, Mr. Saul not only writes well, he is super to his fans!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very much enjoyed i must say January 26, 2012
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I very much loved this wonderful book. I bouught and read every single book Jonas wrote. I don't even have to look to see what its about because I already know I'm going to love it. Its perfect! ''''' all the way¡!¡! Its a little bit like his other books like the threat, its the same story line almost but with different people, but not in a bad way. Trust me you'll love this book as much as I did.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Jonas Saul winner April 13, 2012
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I started reading Jonas Saul's Sarah Roberts series and quickly became a fan. With his creation of Darwin, a simple guy who got into things way over his head, he has another great character that I was rooting for. Along with the non-stop action of Darwin against the Mafia, there is humor here and there and something to give rise to a smile. Through adversity we see Darwin's simple thoughts on something as mediocre as Starbucks. I look forward to reading another Jonas Saul book and perhaps find Darwin in one of those..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Organized crime like you probably never imagined it. November 17, 2013
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I am an American and think of my Canadian neighbors as among the most fair, send nicest people on the planet. This book acknowledges that.
Okay so you have an Italian mob out of Toronto. A normal (well close anyway) young Canadian writer accidentally runs over and kills the Son's dirt bag of a son. What follows is mafia revenge/blood feud. Nothing unusual there. Young Canadian destroys mafia family. Wait! What? Canadian! How? The answer is what makes this book. Paul's answer its the author's strength. I thought some of the mafia violence was over the top. This is part of a trilogy which I intend to read, in fact already have begun #2.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not credible
I share the view of some. If this were believable, we should find people with phobias who can eradicate the Mafia. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gadgetperson
5.0 out of 5 stars Caught my attn.
I love reading about mobsters and such. This story makes you want to read the other books ASAP when you are done.
Published 1 month ago by Diva12
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok story, not very believable
I enjoyed the story but the situations he gets in and out of are far from believable. Only read it because the character was a part of the Sarah Roberts mysteries by this author.
Published 1 month ago by Linda S Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling
The story line is great and the author keeps the story moving. The characters are innocent people fighting against corrupt officials. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jeanie
5.0 out of 5 stars Jonas Saul has easily become my new favorite author. Would highly...
Jonas keeps you in the edge of your seat and wanting to keep moving with the characters. I am totally obsessed with his books!
Published 2 months ago by teresa wiitanen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I love Jonas Saul. This was a great read and I enjoyed Book Two of his Trilogy. can't wait to read Book Three.
Published 2 months ago by pam stark
2.0 out of 5 stars Suspend Belief All Who Venture Here
Well, I bit and thought that the factual failings in the first book would somehow be corrected, or at least minimized in the second. Read more
Published 2 months ago by K. Sparrow
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept
A man goes nuts when confronted with sharp objects....he kills a hoodlum accidentally and then is chased to Rome....he manages to kill the rest of the mafia family
Published 2 months ago by David M
1.0 out of 5 stars I tried, I really did.
There were so many good reviews I thought I would try this book. I had not read one by Jonas Saul before. I really did try. I read about 25% of the book and quit. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mac Blair
5.0 out of 5 stars Read the first book you will read them all!!!
Jonas Saul is fast becoming my favorite writer! This book is so descriptive I feel like I was there watching it take place. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bill in Madison
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More About the Author

Meet Jonas Saul, an international bestselling thriller author.

"I have read a lot of Koontz, Patterson, Connelly, Coben ... they were starting to blend together ... in my opinion, Jonas Saul is my favorite author out there." -Reviewer

Jonas Saul is from Toronto, Canada. He lives in Leavenworth, Washington. He is always writing the next novel.

The Sarah Roberts Series are his best selling novels with the highest reviews. The Mafia Trilogy is fast becoming the next series to rival Sarah Roberts.

Jonas Saul's published novels include:

The Sarah Roberts Series:
1. Dark Visions
2. The Warning
3. The Crypt
4. The Hostage (*Featuring Drake Bellamy from The Threat)
5. The Victim (*Featuring Aaron Stevens from The Specter)
6. The Enigma
7. The Vigilante (*Featuring Aaron Stevens from The Specter)
8. The Rogue (*Featuring Darwin and Rosina Kostas from The Mafia Trilogy in a cameo appearance)
9. Killing Sarah
10. The Antagonist (April 22, 2014)
11. The Redeemed (June/July 2014)
12. The Haunted (October 2014)
13. The Unlucky (December 2014)

The Mafia Trilogy (Starring Darwin and Rosina Kostas)
1. The Kill
2. The Blade
3. The Scythe

Standalone Novels
1. The Threat (Starring Drake Bellamy)
2. The Specter (Starring Aaron Stevens)
3. A Murder in Time (Starring Marcus Johnson)

Short Stories
1. Visitations - A Book of Short Stories
2. The Burning
3. Trapped
4. The Numbers Game

3-Pack Compilations
Sarah Roberts Series Vol. 1-3
Sarah Roberts Series Vol. 4-6
Sarah Roberts Series Vol. 7-9
Sarah Roberts Series Vol. 10-12 (October 2014)
The Mafia Trilogy
The Jonas Saul Thriller Trilogy (The Threat, The Specter, A Murder in Time)

Jonas Saul was born in the small city of Oshawa, Ontario, just outside Toronto. He grew up reading Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and John Saul. Jonas wrote his first short story when he was ten-years old and went on to win Writer's Digest Short Story awards for his writing.

"I have been an avid reader for many years. Read everything from King to Koontz to Sandford to Patterson and Connelly. Now I have stumbled upon Jonas Saul. Do yourself a favor this year ... start reading this author and the wonderful novels he has to share ... Jonas Saul will be at the top of your MUST READ AUTHORS list." -Richard Huxley, author of The Cleansing.

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