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The Fourth Perimeter
     

The Fourth Perimeter

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by Tim Green
 

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Kurt Ford raised his son after his wife died. To compound his misery, his son, who joined the secret service, has now supposedly committed suicide. Kurt discovers others have died after meeting the president so he knows whom he has to kill!

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Fourth Perimeter 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
goutes04-09 More than 1 year ago
When I read The Fourth Perimeter by Tim Green I only had one word to describe it... Wow! It was one of the best written books that I have ever read and probably on the top of my favorites list. If i had to place this book in a certain category, I would have to place it into the category of suspenseful mystery. I think that Tim wants to leave the mystery in the book about what is going to happen, but he still wants people to get the action packed thrill. He does an outstanding job of balancing both of these in the book. I think that The Fourth Perimeter has many traits that make a book interesting to read. The three big categories that I look for in a book are action, descriptive detail, and enjoyment while reading. I would score The Fourth Perimeter highly in each of these categories. In The Fourth Perimeter, there is a ton of action. The man in the story, Kurt, is on a rampage to find out what really happened to his son who supposedly committed suicide. Kurt has to trust his killer instincts to get him out of predicaments, such as when he is in a cop car and has to escape. This book kept me guessing until the very end with each page holding a new action packed sequence. The Fourth Perimeter contains enough descriptive detail to keep you engrossed in the book, but there is still that sense of mysteriousness that keeps you guessing. I especially like how the book is so descriptive during the fight scenes because he makes you feel like you are standing in the same room egging them on. Without this descriptive detail, the book wouldn't be half as good. The author lets some of the details go to the reader's mind when he is talking about Kurt's plan that he is coming up with. He provides just enough insight to give the reader an idea of what Kurt is planning but he doesn't reveal the whole plan. When you are reading a book, you do not want to feel like you have to analyze it or work at reading it; you just want to read a book for the pure enjoyment of escaping real life and living a character's life through the words on a page. The Fourth Perimeter provides an excellent example of this. Throughout the book you know that you are reading the book for your own personal reasons, not for some English assignment where you will have to analyze it. Even a professional analyst would not be able to find an underlying meaning to this book. It is a straightforward book that could not be read for anything other than enjoyment. Tim Green does an amazing job writing this book. I think that the information in this book was mostly pulled from his experiences as a lawyer. While that may have been the main inspiration, Tim was also a pro football player and that has helped him to write many other sports books. Being both a football player and a lawyer has given Tim an advantage in writing because he has a wide variety of experiences to draw from.
blackboihops More than 1 year ago
This book is very captivating from the first page all the way until the end. I mean really, who cannot enjoy something about how a man is going to avenge the death of his kid? Especially since the man, Kurt, finds out that in order to avenge his son's death he will have to go to the very top of the political food chain. Through many trials and tribulations, Kurt uses all of his acquired resources to find out what really happened to his son. The stuff that he finds is very scary to think about. A very thrilling book that you will have to read. It will keep you captivated until the very end.
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How would you feel if someone murdered your own child? Revenge comes to the minds of most. That is precisely how Kurt Ford felt when he learned his only son (a secret service agent) was killed by the President of the USA. A thrilling story that illustrates how far a father will go to exact revenge on child's death. Kurt devised a cleaver plan to draw the President out on a lake in New York for a fundraising fishing trip. Through weeks of meticulous planning, Kurt had the perfect plan to assassinate the man who he believed murdered his son. The plan went according to perfectly until just before Kurt pulled the trigger. The President pleaded and explained it was not him who ordered his son's death. Kurt purposely missed the point blank shot, dove into the lake and escaped arrest to find out his closest friend was truly behind his son's death. In the end, Kurt murdered the man responsible for his son's death and escaped the country to avoid being arrested for attempting to assassinate The President. One of the prevailing themes in The Fourth Perimeter is "Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt." (Once said by Thomas Moore) The many days and nights that Kurt spent scouting the land around the lake and planning to execute the president almost destroyed his marriage. If Kurt didn't have such a strong and patient wife, his marriage would have been over as well as his life. In most cases, revenge often hurts those who plot against others. I loved the extremely fast paced action in this book because Tim Green's writing style kept things very intense and it was a hard to put down. I also enjoyed learning about how incredibly sophisticated the president's secret service is with their combat skills and technology. One thing that I disliked about this book was that there was a lot of emphasis on the planning stage Kurt Ford went through in order to kill the president, but not much time was devoted to the actual act in the book. I also didn't like how easy it appeared to escape after shooting the President of The United States because in real life, Kurt Ford would have been shot before he even entered the water. This is an outstanding read for anyone who loves a great thriller novel but should only be read by mature audiences due to the level of violence within the book. I also strongly recommend "The Fourth Perimeter" for all types of adults with children because it shows how quickly even a docile parent can turn towards revenge after their child's death. I also recommend "The First 48" another thriller novel by Tim Green which is packed with action that will leave any reader breathless. Over all, "The Fourth Perimeter" is a 5 star book that will enthrall any reader.
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I'm a big fan of the thriller, and I'm willing to let my imagine stretch for the sake of a good plot, however this book just didn't do it for me. The plot was VERY underdeveloped, and there were several times that I was left saying 'That makes no sense at all.' This book was very disappointing in that the borderline plot just didn't feed up to the ending.