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King of Paine Paperback – July 26, 2011
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About the Author
Larry Kahn successfully negotiated the fast-paced world of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions for twenty years, first at a major New York law firm and then at an Atlanta Fortune 500 company. He penned The Jinx while on sabbatical in 1999 and is now devoted to writing fiction full time. Many of his more cynical legal clients and associates have accused him of writing fiction full time for many years. He resides in Atlanta with his family.
Larry developed a keen interest in social issues while attending Yale Law School, an idealistic spirit that continues to spice his novels. The vision of a colorblind America in his political thriller The Jinx led to endorsements by leaders of the ACLU, National Urban League and Artists Against Racism. And as the Baby Boomer generation scatters about the country, King of Paine envisions a renewed emphasis on family and tradition in which Americans create for their venerable elders, and ultimately themselves, a peaceful place to die.
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The characters, major and minor, in King of Paine are well drawn and interesting. Frank Paine has a unique background and current profession. He is an FBI agent who was once a movie star. He has also been, on the Internet, the King of Paine. Frank has been trying to leave his passion for BDSM (Bondage, Dominance, Submission and Masochism) roleplaying on the Internet behind--not a good hobby for a Federal Agent. As a rookie, however, he is immediately drawn into a scene filled with echoes of his past in that murky world.
King of Paine's second line of the tale is told from the point of view of a former Pulitzer Prize winner, Roger Martin. The reporter has, however, become soaked in Scotch and turns out only insipid columns. Probably the only reason he has a job is his former brilliance.
Paine is in Atlanta. Martin is in New York. The events that draw their stories, and them, together form a fascinating book. Readers will find subplots of lost and rediscovered love and a thoughtful leitmotif of how society deals with its elderly and infirm citizens.
The book starts out with an ex-actor that has completed his training at Quantico. Frank Paine is a rookie agent new to the job and everything about law enforcement. He learns that life in law enforcement is totally different than law enforcement life on the big screen.
Paine is contacted by email about a man that is a pedophile. Paine later learns that is not the truth. He learns that he is being used by the UNSUB to get something. It is a long road for Paine. His girlfriend (who he hurt very badly) is kidnapped, his new boss is murdered in his apartment, and there are a couple of other murders. But Paine manages to over come everything and figure out who the UNSUB actually is.
This is a great story with the FBI involved. I will admit I have not read many book about the FBI but this one was great. Larry also has a great price on the book since he self published the book. I support him in his efforts and will purchase his past book "The Jinx" and any other books he published in the future.
Larry will be an author to watch with his style of writing and the intriguing plot.
Frank Paine is a former actor who has joined the ranks of the FBI. He is assigned to the cyber squad to investigate a rape by proxy which will reconnect him with a former flame. Enter Roger Martin, a has been journalist battling guilt and alcoholic demons and needs to regain his former success. He starts to delve into a story of missing terminally ill and very wealthy people. Hoping that this will garner a Pulitzer award he gets mixed up in the whole mystery very much connected to Frank's case. The parallel plots intertwine with each other creating exciting twists and turns through the story. As in most good suspense stories the bodies pile up as fast as the suspect list grows. Mr. Kahn has written a riveting tale that explores some very controversial topics such as assisted suicide and the world of bondage, domination and sadomasochism. This was a very unique story which I thoroughly enjoyed. I wonder what kind of research the author had to do for this book. I give this story 5 gold stars. If you like a unique plot, I highly recommend THE KING OF PAINE.
My only quibble with this book is that it was more sexually graphic than I expected from the description and should not be read by anyone other than an adult. As I usually don't read novels with graphic content, it made me a little uncomfortable - but that is strictly a personal feeling and does not change the fact that this is an excellent story.
I loved the main character's evolution and growth.
Well done story that will keep you riveted.
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Release Date: April 26th, 2011
Publisher: North Atlanta
Page Count: 353
Source: Directly from author for review