Book Review: The Good Kill

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Title: The Good Kill

Author: Kurt Brindley

Genre: Action

Length: 392 pages

Action? Check. Lone wolf hero with a tragic flaw? Check. Strong women? Check.

This action-packed book grabs you by the throat from the beginning. It does it firmly, but not to preachily, to keep you captive audience, as Brindley gives you a peek into the grimy underbelly of too much money, not enough morals, the sex trade, and espionage. The protagonist, Killian Lebon, is a broken veteran who engages in a very creative form of vigilance. You know it’s wrong, but you can’t help but cheer him on, offer to buy his lunch for his service if you see him in a diner: keeping society safe from people who can’t defend themselves.

My only criticism is that Brindley does paint some of the characters with a broad brush. You have the stereotypical whorish, foul-mouthed black woman (Ruby) whose only power over men is what she has under her skirt. But she is balanced out by her twin sister’s resolve to yank her out of that fool’s gold life.

Riveting and intriguing, The Good Kill is a book that leaves you wondering when the movie is coming out. Get the book here. Find out more about the author, Kurt Brindley, here.

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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11 thoughts on “Book Review: The Good Kill

  1. seanarchy says:

    I’m an avid reader, as well as writer, so I just decided to review what I read. This was a writer friend of mine, so I decided to review his book.

    Go for it, too. There’s nothing stopping you! :oD

  2. Kurt Brindley says:

    Reblogged this on KURTBRINDLEY.COM and commented:
    A hearty and heartfelt thank you to Ms. Sean C. Wright — AKA Seanarchy; AKA Lady Rougepen (cool AKAs) — for her recent review of my latest novel THE GOOD KILL.

    You may remember Sean from her recent win of a little flash fiction contest I held a while back. For her literary prowess, she was awarded a copy of The Good Kill signed my yours truly. I may have included a haiku along with it… can’t recall for certain.

    Anyway, maybe it’s time to hold another of those flash fiction contests, eh… I enjoy hosting them.

    Coincidentally (Yes, Amazon, coincidentally), you may have noticed that one of Sean’s books is on my current reads list. I imagine you can expect a review of it posted on my blog sometime soon (I am a very slow, distracted reader so soon is a relative term).

    So give Sean’s cool and quirky website a visit and check out all the good stuff she has to offer there, including more of her award-winning flash fiction and other literary wonders.

  3. Gina says:

    Hey Sean,
    You wrote an excellent review of Kurt’s The Good Kill. This book was far out of my usual genres, but I’m glad I read and reviewed it. You pegged it perfectly with “you know it’s wrong, but can’t help cheer him on.” Excellent post, I look forward to reading more of your work.

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