Book Review – The King of Paine by Larry Kahn
Title: King of Paine
Author: Larry Kahn
Page Count: 562 KB (Kindle format)
Publisher: North Atlanta Press
Copy for review provided by the author in anticipation of an honest review
King of Paine is a sexy, fast-paced suspense novel filled with characters who grapple with a range of intriguing end-of-life issues while everything they care about is at stake. The story follows two investigations, Special Agent Frank Paine’s pursuit of a stalker committing a series of kinky Internet crimes and a reporter tracking the disappearance of wealthy senior citizens across the nation. Both paths lead to a hidden enclave where a brilliant biochemist harbors a deadly secret. Somebody is going to die there, and it may be Frank Paine’s soulmate. Or him.
I have to admit that I had a hard time following this book. At first it seemed like there were two stories in the book and I was trying to figure out how they would be linked. I had a hard time keeping track of the characters for this reason.
I could tell that the author did research in order to write this book. It seems like a lot of books lately seem to be focusing on online chatting, and this book falls into this category. It is good that the author is up on what is current. The King of Paine in this book was probably the character that stood out the most for me out of the whole book just because of what was going on and how involved he was in solving the crime.
Sadly, I just couldn’t get interested in the characters enough to really make me that excited about where everything would end up.
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/king-of-paine-larry-kahn/1032042906
Author Bio: Larry Kahn, the author of The Jinx and King of Paine, 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.
Website and blog: http://www.larrykahn.com
Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Larry-Kahn/135241939892196
Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/743265.Larry_Kahn
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