Murder. Wit. Heart. Surprisingly mixed in a fast-paced story of one man's race.
It starts with the violent murders of three white upstanding professionals; three crimes stark in their symbolism. The first victim is hung from a tree, iron shackles around his neck and wrists. The second is burned alive in a white hood and robe. The third, staked through with a wooden cross.
Someone is sending a message, one that calls back to a dirty time in our nation's history, but what does it all mean? Rick Killing has no idea. He's a man of failed promise who let his life slip off track and now only wants to get his own house in order. But as the murders continue, he finds that the focus is on him. Why? Is he the next target, or the next reason?
To answer those high-stakes questions, to reclaim
the life he wants, Rick will have to go straight through men with plans for a new, mad world order; men who kill for cold purpose. It ends with a challenge to everything Rick has ever held close and a threat to the lives of those nearest to him.
Fans of DeMille characters will enjoy Rick Killing and his nature.
|Publisher:||Kenneth B Humphrey|
|File size:||410 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
It started with an off-hand comment by my 4th grade son's teacher: "There aren't a lot of books for 10 year old boys." I thought: "Really?" By the time the teacher conference finished, I'd already plotted my course. Six months later I presented the first Raimy Rylan book - The World Serpent - to his class and gave everyone a copy. During the writing, I'd also decided I should do one for every grade he ascends, each increasing in complexity, language and theme. For those keeping score, that's a 9-book series. I'd essentially locked myself into a decade of the same characters. I'm not very smart that way. But wait, it gets better. I thought: "Why not take my backlog of adult thriller manuscripts and publish them as well? Kids' books in the spring, adult books in the fall." Told you I'm not very smart. But here we are anyway. The World Serpent came out Spring 2014. Killing the Man arrived Fall 2014. Raimy Rylan, Chase of the Samurai dropped in Spring 2015. The Killing Face came out in Winter 2015. Somebody stop me from thinking of anything else.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite Killing the Man by Kenneth B. Humphrey is an action-packed thriller with elements of romance and humor thrown in. Killing the Man gets off to a fast-paced start with an introduction to the central protagonist, Rick Killing, whose character is both believable and quite likable. Shortly after, three murders are reported, all of which occur in a bizarre and violent manner. They are murders of three white men that replicate the killings that occurred during the slavery and post-Civil war days in the American South: one of the victims, bound in chains and shackles, is hanged to death from a tree, the second is burnt alive in a white hood and robe reminiscent of the KKK, and the third one is dead on a wooden cross. Rick Killing is a white guy, concerned with minding his own business, until he starts to realize that he is part of this plot and the bizarre murder sprees. What happens next is a race for life as he finds himself embroiled deeper and deeper in what turns out to be a deadly plot in which multiple lives, including those of the people he loves, may be at stake. Killing the Man by Kenneth B. Humphrey is a thrilling story woven with wit and humor that makes it a fun and exciting read. Kenneth B. Humphrey’s writing style is lucid and relaxed, which makes the book extremely believable and the characters easy to relate to. I also enjoyed the character of the central protagonist, Rick Killing, tremendously as he handles situations with a unique mix of charm, wit, and strength. Overall, this is a good book that makes for great armchair reading. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an action-filled book packed with some fun and humor along the way.