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Length: 167 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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About the Author

B. Remi Boembeke was born in Mishawaka, IN and majored in English at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He then became a police officer and served in Indiana and Kentucky for ten years, writing during his spare time. He combines experiences from his law enforcement background and his passion for writing to develop exciting and realistic characters and scenes. Boembeke, his wife, son, dog, and cat now live in Louisville, KY.

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  • File Size: 448 KB
  • Print Length: 167 pages
  • Publication Date: April 18, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LH69DY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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B. Remi Boembeke was born in Mishawaka, IN and majored in English at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He then became a police officer and served in Indiana and Kentucky for ten years, writing during his spare time. He combines experiences from his law enforcement background and his passion for writing to develop exciting and realistic characters and scenes. Boembeke, his wife, son, dog, and cat now live in Louisville, KY.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Professor Polymath on December 11, 2011
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After reading the product description and customer reviews, I decided to give The Talent a go.

It was a difficult book to put down; the plot moved fluidly but kept the story-line just out of arm's reach. The main character, like ourselves, has talents and flaws that allows the reader to engross themselves into the book with a connection.

Without hesitation I would recommend this book to a friend, and I would recommend that the author writes another novel soon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Boembeke on December 12, 2011
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i read this book in its rough draft and was impressed enough to anticipate its full final release. i was not disappointed!
there's enough background to the main character that you can begin to identify with him. i didn't just read the story, i was IN the story!
feel the sweat trickle down the side of your face? realize as you finish a 'chapter' that its ONLY a story and that you've not blinked for 20 minutes, and are thirsty as hell? that takes TALENT - and this book is loaded with it.
you want action? got it! suspense? yep! is this one of those 'can't stop reading'? uh-huh ~ oh and when WILL the sequel be done? Gimme more!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NYHoya on January 27, 2013
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Pros:The plot line is interesting and characters consistent through the story.

Cons:Characters flat/not developed fully;the dialogue is inauthentic.

Action tale that is worth reading but I expect the next book by Boembeke will polish these areas and be a big hit
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Williamson on February 12, 2012
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Gabriel's special talent is that he kills with ease. His life becomes a nightmare after a particular assassination b/c the people that hired him are trying dispose of him. Must agree with all of the other reviewers, fast-moving and exhilarating novel. Hope a sequel is in the works!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 20, 2011
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It doesn't take long to get hooked into "The Talent". Mr. Boembeke uses his experience has a police officer and a vivid writing style to put you right into the action. Just when you think Gabriel can relax, bang! The book catches fire again. The action is well-informed by Mr. Boembeke's time as an officer, and the book capitalizes on a latent desire in everyone to say "forget all the niceties of working in a cube for the man!"

Gabriel is by no means perfect, and Mr. Boembeke exposes his weaknesses at all the right times to keep you laughing, heart racing, on the edge of your seat turning pages to see what happens next. My favorite passage of the book reads "That 'Oh, this really is happening' moment that sometimes comes over people who play at things larger than themselves, thinking that nothing can really ever hurt them..."

My only disappointment is that I turned the last page and there was no more to read! I hope there's a sequel in the works, and I look forward to more from this author!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gabe Wilson on October 22, 2011
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I picked this up on a recommendation from a friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Boembeke paints a vivid modern world but with such grit and substance that I was totally immersed. The main Character, Gabriel, handles every situation with skill and efficiency reminiscent of Rick Deckard, from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Boembeke's world and characters are so gripping that my only criticism is that I had to stop reading when it ended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on July 4, 2012
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The Talent starts out slow and builds up a head of steam. Making bad guys likable is a tough assignment especially with hit men and numbers like 45 and 60. Gabriel, Slide and Ryan find themselves in an unlikely team targeting the Boss. The ending is first class with action and twists a plenty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rcdac on February 22, 2013
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The plot was plausible but the ending left a lot to be desired. The characters were affable but two-dimensional at best. If you're looking for a fast paced shoot'em up then I would recommend,"The Talent." If you want something more then you're probably going to be disappointed.
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