Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy New
$10.99
Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Kim Oh 1: Real Dangerous ... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Kim Oh 1: Real Dangerous Girl Paperback – August 18, 2012

4.1 out of 5 stars 75 customer reviews
Book 1 of 7 in the Kim Oh Thriller Series

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$10.99
$10.99 $16.26

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$10.99 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478189681
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478189688
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,456,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Kim is a pint-sized accountant working hard and doing her best for her ungrateful boss, whilke looking after her wheelchair-bound brother. When she is disprespected one too many times, she seeks advice from the bosses hatchet-man.

One Ninja motorcycle, a 357 Magnum, and some training from Cole later and she is ready to change her life.

I got this book for $.99 from Amazon. Not because of the price but because I was pointed toward this author by a (still) respected person whose blog I follow. The concept sounded good and I was looking forward to reading all three titles in the series.

But when I finished this one I realised that it was incomplete. The writing was good, no problem there. It just didn't end where I thought it should have ended. I suspect the ending I want is at the end of book 3.

I realize that we are in a period of turmoil while everyone works out what is going to work and what won't in this new world of publishing and e-books. This book is an example of the trend of taking a whole and cutting it in to pieces, so that you end up paying what the author wanted originally for the whole, but at a more palatable cost. Not quite serialization.

For me the problem was that it seemed like a cynical way of getting the money out of my pocket. Perhaps I mis-read the blurb and the serialization aspect was there for me to see, but I just didn't see it. This might be a way for me to consume e-book content one day, but not right now. I won't be consuming parts 2 and 3 unless they are on sale. If only this had been a whole story unto itself ...

I give it '4' for being a good story and writing, and '2' for not being a whole story. Average score '3'.

Disappointed.

I read the Kindle edition (Editions Herodiade, October 2011, 172p), which I bought from Amazon.com.
1 Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Ordinarily I probably would have let my eyes skip right over the first Kim Oh book, thinking that this sort of acerbic kick-ass-action-thriller series was "not my kind of thing." And ordinarily that's true -- but in this case there's K.W. Jeter in the byline and that's a solid selling point for me. Plus, at $0.99 right to my Kindle, this was a likely low-risk / high-return reading investment. Moreover, my wife had been bemoaning, rightly, the lack of female action heroes she could sink her teeth into -- you know, without the usual formulaic plot goo of trite romantic subplots injected like peanut butter into the story's arteries -- and on that score KIM OH: REAL DANGEROUS GIRL looked like one of those "good reads" we'd both enjoy.

Right on all counts. Our no-nonsense narrator, young orphan Korean-American Kimmie, a veteran of the Child Protective Services system, grows from a "Little Nerd Accountant Girl" in a routine cubbyhole job to an independent, confident, competent, professional killer (with a heart of cool gold, of course). She's small and not what you'd call threatening-looking. But she's sharp and determined and street-smart and feels authentic, convincing, in that way so many other cool action heroes don't -- someone you'd like to follow through as many adventures as she's willing to tell us about.

It's a fun, light, quick read, and at this price you can't beat the bang/buck ratio. The snappy story plugs the great old hardboiled pulp traditions firmly into the 21st century as smoothly as a USB port, and reminded me favorably of when I used to read John D. McDonald and Mickey Spillane and Raymond Chandler by the tall stack. And if you've ever had a revenge fantasy about getting back at a REALLY rotten boss, this is a book for you.
Read more ›
Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really like Jeter's writing. He's a good story teller. I found him in science fiction, and then a historically set amalgam of Nazi Germany and Hollywood movies industry. Excellent! But talk about you unexpected juxtapositions. His new series with Kim Oh as the lead character strikes off again in a different direction -- sort of noir assassin meets Hello Kitty. KO1 is a pretty good story that chronicles the transition of a young Korean girl into a Hit Girl for hire. In some repects is the the conventional trope of older mentor and young protege - think Obi Wan and Luke. In the Kim Oh instance though, I found the young woman's motivation to make the transition from normal [somewhat] person to determined killer for hire to be less than convincing. It troubled me after I completed the book. As I say, I like the author's other works, and will probably try KO2 just to see if the narrative strengthens what I see as the one weakness in the introductory story. You should try KO1. You'll likely find it entertaining. It's certainly worth its modest price.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I so enjoyed Kim Oh 1, that having finished it, I immediately bought all the other titles in the series. KW Jeter has created a wonderful, unclichéd character in Kim Oh, and proven yet again that genre writing does not have to resort to being formulaic.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
K.W. Jeter is a writer I have been following for the past 25 years. I grabbed his Mantis horror novel back in 1987 based on a positive review. I liked it so much I went in search of his other novels. Dr. Adder (1984) (one of the most twisted dystopian SF novels ever written) I found quickly. Around 1990, I found myself working in Wichita, KS, which had the distinction of having some of the best paperback stores known to humanity. I was able to find the rest of his novels and share them with co-workers. We formed an informal Jeter appreciation society, known as the "The Glass Adders". I still have the copy of Soul Eater (1983) he autographed and sent to us.

Jeter has a way with words which stays with the reader. Years after reading his Dark Seeker (1987) horror novel, a snide remark about college grads who think they are entitled to make decisions because of the letters after their last names comes quickly to mind. Such as anytime someone rolls out their advanced degree in an argument. Or his quick put-down of high school jocks as "footballers" from The Night Man (1989).

With the Kim Oh series, Jeter has moved into a new territory: the thriller. E-books are perfect for what he is accomplishing. However, he's also offering them in print-on-demand form for those who like their reading material made out of paper. Narrated by the main character, it shows Jeter strengths as a writer he can tell the story from a young woman's point of view.

Kim Oh is a small Korean American girl working as a book-keeper for a shady company on the California coast. She's also taking care of her invalid younger brother. Both of them live in a crappy apartment in a crappy neighborhood.
Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Kim Oh 1: Real Dangerous Girl
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Kim Oh 1: Real Dangerous Girl