- File Size: 1502 KB
- Print Length: 378 pages
- Publisher: BookRix (July 19, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 19, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0732W2G76
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,630 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Digital List Price:||$7.49|
Save $1.72 (23%)
The Point Of A Gun: Thriller Kindle Edition
This month's Book With Buzz: "The Lying Game" by Ruth Ware
From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers "In a Dark, Dark Wood" and "The Woman in Cabin 10" comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel. See more
Enter your mobile number or email address 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.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
But the book is not so straightforward in the illumination of that theme. Kohlhagen reveals the story line artfully, keeping hidden from the reader the dual identity of all of the vigilantes. The book is, essentially, told half from the perspective of the vigilantes and half from the perspective of the government, so that the reader is trying to figure out...along with the President and his advisors...which of these senior intelligence officials is also a vigilante. To me, it had a feel much like Mamet's "The Spanish Prisoner" and I think people who liked that work will also like this book. It is an easy read, in that the dialogue is smooth and believable and pulls the reader forward, but also intellectually stimulating because it asks the reader to try and figure out the mystery of the identity of the main protagonists.
This is a terrific book. Worth your time and money.
Mr Kohlhagen has written a novel in which he states his feelings that there is a place for vigilantism in the overall scheme of things when the legal system grinds too slowly. He has postulated a group of self appointed vigilantes that are in very high places in the U.S. government and have decided to act on information they pick up from their sources. Instead of waiting for the wheels of justice to slowly grind and possibly place the lives of innocent people at risk this group acts at once to prevent the planned crimes. Their action involves the killing outright of the terrorists involved in planning the attacks and averting completely both now and in the future deaths of innocent people. The majority of the book is concerned with preemptive strikes against terrorists and the forming of a committee overseen by the president of the United States to catch the group. By some chance, or by design the committee includes some of the members of the Vigilance group which has styled itself "Paladin" after the lone rider in the TV show "Have Gun will Travel" popular some years ago.
Regardless of the opinion of the reader about the legality and justice of a vigilante group the novel makes for a very exciting action packed book. An ending suggests the possibility of more on the activities of "Paladin" in future novels, and hopefully it will be so. A well planned approach to getting Vigilantism to become the central piece in a wide ranging book.
Author Kohlhagen may have an ax to grind. I don’t know that but this book is hypercritical of the current anti-terrorism programs. If he is grinding an ax I will be happy to grind with him. The bureaucratic morass of the federal government is only surpassed by the inability to cooperate for the benefit of its citizens is a theme in the book and I have to agree.
The book details a group of vigilantes who are terminating terrorist before they can successfully execute their mission. The vigilantes may or may not be highly placed government officials.
The book hits home on so many levels. Just picking up a paper and blindly chose any page and there will be a story about some bickering by our elected officials. The tweet-meister has brought a new low to lack of cooperation. One has to wonder who is running the government when all our elected officials appear to be lining up to stab each other in the back.
I liked the book even as I found it very depressingly accurate.
Most recent customer reviews
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
Customers who bought this item also bought
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
- Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Spies & Politics > Espionage
- Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Spies & Politics > Political
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Espionage
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Political