- File Size: 1148 KB
- Print Length: 378 pages
- Publisher: BookRix (November 6, 2017)
- Publication Date: November 6, 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: #153,665 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Point Of A Gun: Thriller Kindle Edition
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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In his newest book, "The Point of a Gun," which is a page turner thriller, Kohlhagen becomes a literary trapeze artist and launches his newest story more than 150 years from his past books into America's possible future. One very important person, now in academia and previously at the highest levels of our military, has said that we should be reading, and watching on television and in the movies, much more science fiction, because it will enable us to think broadly about how the future might develop. We are all astonished today at how, what was completely implausible science fiction in the 20th century, has become actual fact in the 21st.
And that is what Kohlhagen has accomplished in "The Point of A Gun." Once again, he has created fascinating characters, but this time occupying a possible future as terrorism spreads, threatening much of western civilization, and how some Americans might react as it invades America. It is meticulously researched and totally believable storytelling, which turns today's facts into history, enabling Kohlhagen to predict one possible future. Our military and intelligence agencies, which are at the heart of this book, try to predict the future all the time, and so should we because we are hurtling into a frightening one about which we fail to think at our peril.
Other reviews of this book have revealed enough about the storyline of "The Point of A Gun." They have also endorsed it as a terrific read, which it absolutely is. This book is a must read both for the great story it is, and also because it will put that six inches between your ears hard at work. Go get this book. You will love it.
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.
A great book to read---and to give as a gift.
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