Friday, December 2, 2011

King of Paine by Larry Kahn Review and Giveaway

Giveaway Details:  I have 1 signed paperback copy and 2 e-copies to give away.  Just leave a comment with a  valid E-mail and your preference of e-book or pb if you have one.  3 winners will be randomly chosen on December 6, 2011.  This is international.  Also, if you tweet or post on Facebook, just leave a link for an extra entry.

Author: Larry Kahn
Publisher: North Atlanta Press
Date of Publication: July 2011

A desperate patient. A rumored cure. How far would you go to find the fountain of youth? 

Frank Paine is not your prototypical FBI agent. He’s an ex-Hollywood stud with a kinky past, an irreverent wise ass who craves forgiveness from the woman he loves. When a ruthless stalker uses Frank’s indiscretions to ensnare him in a sultry cat-and-mouse death match, his investigation points toward a missing biochemist. His hunt for her secret haven takes one tragic turn after another, until he finds himself facing an impossible dilemma. Someone will die as a result of his decisions, and it may be his soulmate. Or him. 

King of Paine is the second book I have read this year that I thought would make a great movie. Where else could you find a story about a  Hollywood actor who turns his back on fame and becomes a real FBI agent?  It's one of those stories where things seem a bit disjointed and unrelated in the beginning.  But, if you just trust in the author, things slowly begin to fit together.  The plot of this book was very well laid out and was not what I was suspecting. Honestly, to talk too much about the plot would give it away.

The characters were well fleshed out. I loved Frank and wanted him to succeed in his quest for redemption and forgiveness. I liked how he kept writing headlines for himself to capture the situations he found himself in.  I did think that Jolynn forgave him a  little too quickly, but that is my opinion.  

 definitely recommend this one. Once I started reading, I couldn't walk away from it.  

About the Author:

Larry Kahn, the author of The Jinx and King of Paine, successfully negotiated the fast-paced world of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions for twenty years, first at a major New York law firm and then at an Atlanta Fortune 500 company. He penned The Jinx while on sabbatical in 1999 and is now devoted to writing fiction full time. Many of his more cynical legal clients and associates have accused him of writing fiction full time for many years. He resides in Atlanta with his family. 

Larry developed a keen interest in social issues while attending Yale Law School, an idealistic spirit that continues to spice his novels. The vision of a colorblind America in his political thriller The Jinx led to endorsements by leaders of the ACLU, National Urban League and Artists Against Racism. And as the Baby Boomer generation scatters about the country, King of Paine envisions a renewed emphasis on family and tradition in which Americans create for their venerable elders, and ultimately themselves, a peaceful place to die.

Tour Schedule:

12/1   What Book Is That?: Review & Snowed in with Indie Authors December Giveaway Festival
12/2   From the TBR File: Book Giveaway & Review
12/3   Live To Read: Guest Post "Researching An FBI Story"
12/4   The Write To Make A Living: Review, Book Giveaway & Guest Post "Writing Thought-Provoking Suspense: Social Themes"
12/5   Thoughts In Progress: Guest Post "Who Are You Chatting With? The Dangers of Anonymous Internet Communications"
12/6   Boekie's Book Reviews: Review & Author Interview
            Owl Tell You About It: Review
12/7    Owl Tell You About It: Guest Post "Researching the Psychology of BDSM"
12/8    All the days of: Book Giveaway & Guest Post "Crafting Intricate Plots: My Writing Process"
12/9    The Top Shelf: Review & Author Interview
12/10  Darlene's Book Nook: Book Giveaway & Guest Post "Rooting for a Flawed Protagonist"
12/11  Larry Kahn: Interview with Frank Paine, "Getting Inside The Mind Of A Madman"
12/12  Full Moon Bites: Book Giveaway & Author of the Week Interview
12/13  The Book Diva's Reads: Review & Guest Post "Buried Treasures: Treats for the Watchful Reader"
12/14  Alive On The Shelves: Guest Post "When Eye Candy Fights Back: Adding Depth To a Love Interest"
12/15  The Enchanted Book: Review & Guest Post "What Can You Expect From A 99-Cent E-Book? "
12/16  Opinions of  a Wolf: Book Giveaway & Review
12/17  Black Diamond's Book Reviews: Book Giveaway & Review
12/18  Thoughts In Progress: Review
12/19  CMash Loves to Read: Book Giveaway & Guest Post "My Inspiration For King of Paine"
12/20  Goodreads: Live Q&A With Larry Kahn
12/21  Purple Jelly Bean Chair Reviews: Review, Author Interview & Book Giveaway


Larry Kahn said...

Thanks for the great review, Kari. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I think it would make a fun movie, too, and have envisioned James Franco as Frank Paine and Cate Blanchett playing Simone Perlow. Any ideas for Roger Martin and Jolynn Decker?

Unknown said...

Very nice review Kari! I would love for this novel to become a movie as well.

For me, this novel was fresh and original with the thrill of a great storyline. I could relate to each and every character and loved the super "thought-provoking" topics that the author brought up giving KING OF PAINE even greater substance. This is not a novel or an author to overlook!

Nicola said...

Sounds great! Do I comment here to enter the giveaway?

I'd like to enter for an ecopy.!/nicolaots/status/142823487600459776

Martha Lawson said...

Wow! Sounds like a great book. I'd love to be entered.

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Martha Lawson said...

Crap! Forgot to put my preference down! Would like a paper copy please.

Book Flame said...

I love novels where the characters are well fleshed out it really helps me get into the story. Will be checking this book out.

erin said...

Thanks for the great review and giveaway! Sounds awesome! I'm always on the lookout for new authors :) I don't have a preference on copy type.

KyBunnies said...

Great review. I am so looking forward to reading this book. I would enter the contest but I have already purchased the book. Thanks! :-) Suzie

rhonda said...

greta review .thanks for giveaway.would love the book edition.