- File Size: 821 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Publisher: Browdix Press; Third edition (July 24, 2011)
- Publication Date: July 24, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005EGRBHA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,921,514 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Case of the Cockamamie Killer Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
David M. Brown (pen name David Blake) has come up in Killer with a solid and fascinating protagonist who somehow combines the traditional hard-boiled private eye with a literate proof reader who cannot help but correct a villain's grammar even as they are shooting each other. This hero, Chak Charon, has to battle a gang of rogue IRS agents, and their deranged Director, who killed his buddy and are out to bury him and anyone else standing in their way.
There is no sex on the first page, but the second page describes the initial murder that drives the plot for the next 202 pages. And there are some well described erotic efforts by the leading female agent-terrible in the Internal Revenue Service, who loses a vital part of her anatomy to a character seemingly more interested in the "globular gluteus maximae" attached to a cute guy next door. But the real violence to individual rights and liberty is shown to come from the over-zealous enforcement activities of government administrators, whether they be from the IRS, HUD, or simple traffic cops. Happily, those villains all meet their match in this absorbing tale as the incredibly self-reliant and resilient Chak Charon fights back against all odds.
I'll admit to initially being shocked by the sexual preference and trysts of the main character. It just wasn't what I was expecting. I quickly got over that and got back into the story. I enjoy seeing things from a different perspective anyway.
There were some nice pro-liberty themes throughout the book, but nothing preachy. And the protagonist wasn't perfect, but he was understandable and likable.
If you enjoy detective stories, you might enjoy this one.