- File Size: 1148 KB
- Print Length: 378 pages
- Publisher: BookRix (October 13, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 13, 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: #332,839 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Point Of A Gun: Thriller Kindle Edition
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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.
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.
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