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Hitchhiking Killer For Hire: Sovereign Security Company (Sharper Security Book 0) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00AL48O3U
- Publisher : Catallaxy Media; 1st edition (December 8, 2012)
- Publication date : December 8, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 214 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 47 pages
- Lending : Enabled
Best Sellers Rank:
#1,248,879 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #1,437 in 90-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
- #3,056 in Technothrillers (Kindle Store)
- #3,127 in Vigilante Justice
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Consider this a prequel of sorts, as Hitchhiking Killer tackles Sam Harper's life before the events in `Sharper Security.' It is also a shorter read--this is like a long short story about Sam Harper's past, and the turns of events that would eventually lead him to establishing the Sovereign Security Company. But don't fret about the length--because this means Hitchhiking Killer packs in more punch--you'll find Sam Harper in the middle of trouble--again--yet this time, the satisfying coup de grace takes place not long after Sam emerges from the desert.
Let me suffice it to say that this works both ways: reading Hitchhiking Killer before Sharper Security can also whet your appetite for more Sam Harper, and vice versa. Nevertheless, this can stand on its own: Thomas Sewell makes good use of Sam Harper's powers and talents in a more limited setting, and the result is a sucker punch of a story.
A thoroughly enjoyable good read--a sufficient harbinger of "things to come" in the full-length novel. My only gripe: I hope Thomas Sewell writes another full Sam Harper novel, and soon.
The story is the set-up for a series of novels about Sam Harper, the hero of this short story, and I am looking forward to reading those soon. Reminiscent of Louis L'amour, Sewell's writing is tight, character filled, and fun to read. My favorite sequence involved the almost silent take-down of three people supposed to be guarding a house with a cast-iron skillet...
Thomas Sowell posts frequently on Twitter, and I asked him which story, "Hitchhiking Killer For Hire" or "Sharper Security" should I read first, and Sowell told me that Hitchhiking Killer" is a prequel for "Sharper Security." "Hitchhiking Killer" is a shorter story, but it doesn't lack for it. There's a clear story (two, actually), a clear hero, villain and damsel in distress, and challenges in rescuing said damsel.
I liked this story so well I immediately bought and started "Shorter Security", while in most every other instance I wait a while between books in a series so as not to burn myself out on any particular story line or author. There was no concern this would happen with Thomas Sowell Sharper Security series..
The author tends to write in the present and then switches to flashbacks of Sam's past. You are able to really get a sense of Sam's character. This book combines a quick story of Sam's life along with some adventure and thrills.
By the way, I really liked this story, too, and enjoyed the first person point of view.