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The Knowland Retribution: The Locator, Book 1 | [Richard Greener]

The Knowland Retribution: The Locator, Book 1

With tainted meat the weapon and corporate greed the motive, The Knowland Retribution is an extremely topical suspense-revenge thriller. Walter Sherman, AKA the Locator, is a tracker who honed his skills in Vietnam. The colorful cast of characters also includes Sherman's two friends--a bartender with a mysterious past and an old black man who smokes like a chimney; a feisty young woman who writes obituaries for the New York Times; a southern lawyer who has lost everything and has only one thing to live for; and more.
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Publisher's Summary

With tainted meat the weapon and corporate greed the motive, The Knowland Retribution is an extremely topical suspense-revenge thriller. Walter Sherman, AKA the Locator, is a tracker who honed his skills in Vietnam. The colorful cast of characters also includes Sherman's two friends - a bartender with a mysterious past and an old black man who smokes like a chimney; a feisty young woman who writes obituaries for the New York Times; a southern lawyer who has lost everything and has only one thing to live for; and a group of Wall Street investment bankers who make a deadly decision.

The action takes the listener from a tiny Caribbean bar on the island of St. John to the editorial boardroom of the New York Times, from the gleaming skyline of Atlanta to the isolation of northern New Mexico, from Adirondack hideouts to Manhattan suites to the Mississippi backwoods.This complex and compelling mystery thriller is the first in a series featuring Walter Sherman as The Locator.

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©2006 Richard Greener (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Greener promises to become a brilliant star in murder-mystery fiction...The Knowland Retribution is a fantastic murder mystery." (Who Dunnit)

"Greener's plot is complex and original...The Locator will find a legion of fans." (The Gumshoe Review)

"Intricate and intelligent. Richard Greener has turned revenge into an art form." (Martin Cruz Smith)

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    Snoodely 01-22-12
    Snoodely 01-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Why you should become a vegetarian"

    "The Knowland Retribution" is an well-written, innovative, intelligent, fascinating thriller. But don't listen to it if you want to continue eating meat. If the description of beef slaughtering doesn't convert you to vegetarianism, then you must be missing a vital organ: a heart. In fact, this novel concerns itself more with corporate greed than with animal rights or dietary wisdom. It tells the story of a man whose entire family is wiped out by E. coli contamination of their beef. When the man, Leonard Martin, discovers that corporate greed both caused and concealed the contamination that killed hundreds of people, he sets out to achieve retribution. Richard Greener ??? the author of "The Knowland Retribution" ??? introduces an unusual protagonist in the person of Walter Sherman, known as The Locator. The action unfolds like an intriguing jigsaw puzzle, in time, geography, and story line. Marc Vietor, the narrator, has a nice voice, and does a good job of enhancing this audiobook. I recommend "The Knowland Retribution" to all thriller-lovers who appreciate intricacy, intelligence, and intrigue in their audiobooks.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    D. Phillips Groveland, MA 05-15-12
    D. Phillips Groveland, MA 05-15-12 Member Since 2009

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Excellent Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Knowland Retribution to be better than the print version?

    I cannot wait to see if any more of these books are written. I am also disappointed the TV series was cancelled.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wayne 04-18-14
    wayne 04-18-14

    122 titles and counting i really should review more!

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    "not like the finder tv show"

    i found this series through the tv show the finder. which by the way was a great show its currently on netflix. its a shame they just had 1 season. the book is hard to follow at times especially if you cannot devote your full attention to it, it jumps from character perspectives from chapter to chapter and the chapters can be extremely short. i drive while i listen and sometimes i would be distracted and miss the switch. it lead to many rewinds. other than that i found it slow to get into but once i was hooked i was caught!!! i was riveted to this tale. i thoroughly recommend it.and with audible you can feel secure knowing you can return it if its not your cup of tea! the narrator did an awesome job as well!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tq White II Minnesota 03-05-14
    Tq White II Minnesota 03-05-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Solid, fun book"

    Not fine literature but an interesting, pleasant read. The writing was solid, evocative. I liked the characters. Motivations were interesting. Go ahead and read it. Unless you're extra picky, you will be happy.

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    Rainiac 07-24-13
    Rainiac 07-24-13 Member Since 2015

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    "I didn't want to hit pause during this story!"

    I liked the characters and I liked how the story wraps up.

    In this case the "guy doesn't get the girl" ending was just perfect. Maybe a bit far reaching in the plot, but a nice mix of depressing facts about corporate food and I wish it could end that way in real life endings. Fast paced and Marc Vietor can read to me anytime. Love that narrator. He should be reading more best sellers; more people would share that voice.

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    A. Lai 05-15-11
    A. Lai 05-15-11
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    "Great story but..."

    I was hooked on this story as soon as I started listening to it - the plot promised to be intriguing, but by the time I was halfway through the book, I felt the quality of writing began to deteriorate and I was eventually disappointed and offended that the author felt he had to include an unnecessary, gratuitous, and tawdry sex "scene" between 2 of the main characters. I really wish that (a) authors --- esp. male authors -- would realize that a great story is not enhanced in this way and/or that (b) book descriptions indicated some kind of "rating" - a la movie ratings - for this kind of content. I am not a prude or puritan - I just love a good story and hate being desitracted with irrelevant and unnecessary nonsense. On a footnote: I am not adverse to a romantic or sexual connection between characters, but there is no need for it to be spelled out like a porn novel.

    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Kit Sealock 12-22-11
    Kit Sealock 12-22-11
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    "Weak"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He sounded like he was reading cue cards. It was hard to get into the story because he sounded like he was reading not telling you a story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Knowland Retribution?

    Characters use the F word for no reason. It's like he thought the book would be better if he just tossed in a few. The characters for most part are not believable and boring. They tell Walter to kill the guy and when he comes back and says the guy will go away it they give away all their money they go for it. They would have just hired another guy instead of giving up 30 Billion dollars.


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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