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The Kill Clause | [Gregg Hurwitz]

The Kill Clause

Tim Rackley, a deputy U.S. marshal, watches helplessly as his daughter's killer walks free on a legal technicality. He is suddenly forced to explore his own deadly options, a quest that leads him into the welcoming fold of "The Commission".
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Publisher's Summary

Tim Rackley, a deputy U.S. marshal, watches helplessly as his daughter's killer walks free on a legal technicality. He is suddenly forced to explore his own deadly options, a quest that leads him into the welcoming fold of "The Commission".

A vigilante group made up of people like himself, relentless streetwise operators who have each lost a loved one to violent crime, the Commission confronts the failings of a system that sets predators loose to hunt again, cleaning up society's "mistakes" covertly, efficiently, and permanently. But Rackley soon discovers that playing God is a fearsome task. When his new secret life starts coming unwound at an alarming speed, he is suddenly caught in the most terrifying struggle he has ever faced, a desperate battle to save everything left that's worth fighting for.

©2003 Gregg Hurwitz; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Hurwitz's deft descriptions of Tim's methods of disappearing, breaking-and-entering, and stealing identities are convincing, and his fast-paced plotting will keep readers riveted." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Deb Payne Castle Rock, CO, United States 08-27-12
    Deb Payne Castle Rock, CO, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A Good WhoDunnit"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A good book, a little slow to start, but picked up and got very interesting.


    What other book might you compare The Kill Clause to and why?

    "You're Next" is another Hurwitz book that's even better, especially in audible format. A bit long, but gripping.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cecil 09-11-14
    Cecil 09-11-14
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    "A very good read"
    If you could sum up The Kill Clause in three words, what would they be?

    Conspiracy, scheming deception


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like not really knowing which the book was going


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I guess my favorite scene was towards the end when the main character had his back up against the wall - and got out of the situation


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, no extreme reactions


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Warren Cary, NC, United States 08-14-14
    Warren Cary, NC, United States 08-14-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Bad story line for a book"
    What disappointed you about The Kill Clause?

    The murder of a litte girl of two police officers. The subject matter made me ill


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Fort Wayne, IN, United States 10-17-13
    David Fort Wayne, IN, United States 10-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Super Disappointed"
    Would you try another book from Gregg Hurwitz and/or Peter Friedman?

    Yes, Tell No Lies was an amazing book, so I expected this would become one of my favorite authors, but after this, I am not sure I will even try him again.


    What could Gregg Hurwitz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not made everything so cliche. Could have developed the story more, and less action. Seemed to jump from action scene to action scene without much explanation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 03-31-13
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 03-31-13
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    "Boy Howdy!"

    The story is a parent's nightmare and a story of restraint and a search for the truth. I have yet to come upon a Hurwitz book I didn't like and he stays at the top of my favorite author lists.

    The thing that WOW'd me was Peter Friedman. He has a most amazing range. Hard to believe he can shift his voice the way he does and for so many characters. I'm hooked on author and narrator now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kitty Reno, NV 08-25-12
    Kitty Reno, NV 08-25-12 Member Since 2002

    I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.

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    "Sorry..."

    The good ratings swayed me into buying this book. Deja vu "The Chamber" with a twist. I found this book difficult to get through. I normally finish the books that I download in just a few days. This relatively short book took me over a week to finish. Since I have enjoyed this author in the past I will try him again. I just couldn't connect with this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Carole 08-04-13
    Carole 08-04-13

    Mystery lover from waaaay back when.... Especially love those dark police/detective procedurals and the comic caper. I'm pretty tough as a reviewer. Writing must be smart and well-edited. Plots must be credible and a bit of twistiness and surprises are always welcome. Favorite authors [partial list]: Donald Westlake, Tana French, David Rosenfelt, Ruth Rendell, Ed McBain,

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    "Interesting Summer Read"

    I call this a summer read because the plot and characters are only mildly interesting. It reads like a script for an action movie--entertaining but not a book that you will remember vividly a month after reading it.

    On the other hand, it might spark some debates over dinner about the potential flaws in our justice system. Many books look at how innocent people are wrongly convicted and this book looks at the opposite perspective with interesting consequences.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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