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Revenge: No Statute of Limitations (Jake Littleton #1)

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The best description of this story is its believable characters, actions, and locations. The story starts fast and quickly explodes into multiple stories as the kidnapper maintains his captives, the FBI conducts their taskforce investigations, and the lives of the husbands and wives are exposed. As the stories progress, action escalates and leaves the reader little time to ...more
Paperback, Revised Edition , 376 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Self Published (first published May 26th 2011)
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William Bentrim
Jul 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Revenge: No Statute of Limitations by Whit Gentry

If you carry a grudge, you will find a pair of kindred souls in this debut thriller.

Whit Gentry has successfully created a positive reputation with his first book. His characters were believable and portrayed with clarity and panache. I found myself highly outraged at the circumstance and oddly sympathetic.

Evoking emotion always indicates to me a consummate story teller. Whit has certainly evoked emotions in this book. A masterful display of cre
...more
Alisha
Feb 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
This book was very interesting, but a little twisted. The basic premise is that two men kidnap 4 women and hold them hostage for 6 months. There's a reason why they do this, but I'm not going to ruin the story for anyone. Umm.. now for my opinions.. I really liked the book, it was written very well, and kept me intrigued with the mystery of why and if they would be returned safely. However, I think the writer wanted us to be happy that the kidnappers got away, and I just couldn't be. I understan ...more
Brenda Knight
Nov 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I purchased an e copy of this book from Smashwords. I really enjoyed the story and was very glad that revenge was obtained in the end. It was much deserved. I was dissappointed that the story ended as it did. It left me wondering how the women's lives went once they were returned to their families. Did they stay with their husbands? Did they wake up to the realitiy of their situations and take any type of action? Were there any long term physical, emotional and/or psychological affects for the c ...more
Jeanine
Dec 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author was kind enough to send me a copy of this book. It should not only be on your to-read list, it should be at the top!

The best description of this story is its believable—characters, actions, and locations. The story starts fast and quickly explodes into multiple stories as the kidnapper maintains his captives, the FBI conducts their taskforce investigations, and the lives of the husbands and wives are exposed. As the stories progress, action escalates and leaves the reader little time
...more
William Bentrim
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Revenge: No Statute of Limitations by Whit Gentry

If you carry a grudge, you will find a pair of kindred souls in this debut thriller.

Whit Gentry has successfully created a positive reputation with his first book. His characters were believable and portrayed with clarity and panache. I found myself highly outraged at the circumstance and oddly sympathetic.

Evoking emotion always indicates to me a consummate story teller. Whit has certainly evoked emotions in this book. A masterful display of cre
...more
Rosemary Cantrell
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am very tight with my stars - and giving 4 to a first time novel is quite an achievement! This one deserves every one of the four - almost wish I could add a half more to it. (I almost never give 5 - it takes an earth moving experience for that to happen!)

I love good mysteries - wish there were more of them. This is definitely a good mystery - well, it is a great mystery. I was pulled into the story from the very beginning. The crime is unusual, the perpetrators unusual, the FBI investigation
...more
Karen
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Whit Gentry, the author of Revenge, sent me a copy of his novel for review. I really have to hand it to Whit for being so well organized. The novel is in the process of being re-edited, so along with the book I received a list of known errors, which is great because even though you notice them while reading you already know they are being fixed so you can just keep right on reading without a second thought. I love it! If everyone that had a book in for re-editing did that it would save a whole l ...more
D.R.
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Whit Gentry has established himself as a great storyteller in his novel, REVENGE: NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS, a thrilling story of two friends, Jack Littleton and Barry Epperson, extracting 25 years of pent-up revenge against a pompous, cheating lawyer, Frank Beacham.

The duo get their revenge through a complicated scheme to kidnap four women, one of them Frank's wife,from a small Colorado town as they attend their regularly scheduled mahjong game at the Beacham home. Jack, a wealthy, yet socially
...more
Sheila
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Did Jake commit the perfect crime? Four women are kidnapped. The FBI is called in but no ransom demands come in the days following the kidnapping. Where are the woman and why were they kidnapped? What binds them together except for their mahjong games? I kept putting this book off but wow! What a read! You know from the first that Jake is the kidnapper. The question is why.

I liked the story. I had a hard time putting the book down. I especially loved the scenes with the women and Jake and would
...more
Joan Adamak
Aug 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a mystery only in the sense that the reader is in the heads of the protagonist Jake Littleton, the kidnapper; the FBI investigators, Jane Black and Joe Cannon, assigned to locate four rich women who have been kidnapped; the four female victims; and their husbands. The story opens with Jake writing out a set of House Rules to be given to these women individually, also informing them they would be held for seven months and released upon payment of a ransom IF they abide by the House Rules. ...more
KyBunnies
This book was a goodreads.com first read contest win.

After looking at the cover and reading the description about the book on the dustcover flap. I honestly did not think I was going to like this book. It sounded interesting but I kept thinking that this book just does not sound like something I would be interested in reading.

Boy oh Boy was I totally wrong.

This book is about 4 women. 4 of them have been kidnapped and the police has turned over the case to the FBI. The FBI considers these 3 wom
...more
Billie
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is based on a free copy of the book received from the publisher through the Goodreads Advance Reader process.

There is NO statute of limitations on revenge, we live to avenge wrong doings against us, our families, our friends. One year, 10 years or 20 it doesn’t matter. Revenge will be served.

When four women are kidnapped for no apparent reason, with no links between them other then the part of the City they live in, the local police force is at a total loss after 3 months and gratefu
...more
Pat aka Tygyr
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book starts in a rich area in a Colorado suburb of Denver. 4 women/wives gather as usual for some gossip and game playing. This day they are interrupted by a masked man with a gun. He gets them tied up, blindfolded, and strapped into his van. He removes his mask and drives the speed limit to the house in the middle of nowhere that he has prepared for them. They are each led to their own room - a single bed, desk, chair, toilet, no window and soundproofed. Also TV's which only work when he ch ...more
Wanda
Apr 17, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I can't see why so many people gave this a 5 star rating? What did I miss? This book started off interesting enough with the kidnapping of the women. I got to where he had them housed in the rooms and the police started investigating... then I just couldn't read anymore. I honestly, for the first time in my life, had to skip to the end to see if they succeeded or not and then put the book down forever. I did not find it fast paced at all. The detailed description of everything was way too much i ...more
Joyce Yanney
A mystery thriller, involving revenge and a grudge? In Evergreen, Colorado 4 different types of woman that are friends and neighbors are kidnapped, with no ransom requested. The 28 year old kidnapper promises to release them in 7 months. We know who did it, but why? Why he kidnapped these particular woman and why 7 months. The author keeps us guessing of reasons of why. We feel the emotions of everyone involved. The woman. Their families. The kidnapper. 7 months changes the personalities of the ...more
Jim
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow ! Let me catch my breath !! "Revenge" by Whit Gentry is like a wild amusement park ride !! From it's beginning and then straight on through the conclusion, this story flies at a very high rate of speed ! Starting with a kidnapping of 4 women the story then changes into something completely different altogether. With a very unique twist that really surprised me, this wild ride delivers. Why is the FBI so stumped ? What is the bad guy's end game ? Was nothing like I expected to have happen whi ...more
Ellen
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story was different but still plausible. Jake and his friend abduct 4 women who meet on a regular basis to play mahjong at one of the friend's home. They are driven to a house where they have individual rooms which have written rules which must be obeyed or they will face the consequences. The women have all been told they will be kept for a period of 7 months and in that time it is up to themselves how they want to behave with regards to the rules set down. I enjoyed the premise of the sto ...more
Mike
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The first in the Jake Littleton series, Whit did a marvelous job putting this book together. A very interesting story where the kidnappers are the heroes against a corrupt lawyer who wants nothing more than to use his position to gain power in the political realm. As a result of that corruption, the lawyer faces retribution and in order to cover up the real reason for the kidnapping, the kidnappers kidnap more than one woman. The surprising thing is their ability to keep the women healthy throug ...more
Calvin Habig
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thrillers
I was attracted to his book partly because of the suspenseful premise but also because the book description called it "believable". (So many suspense thrillers are not.) And it definitely was suspenseful--I thought it was going take a dramatic and shocking turn at about 4/5 of the way through. Won't say what or if it did. I agreed with the description of believable up until the end. The FBI which are made out as relatively competent throughout the book are left as a bit of buffoons and I'm not s ...more
Maryjo
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mr. Gentry was gracious enough to provide me a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review. Review to come...

I am absolutely thrilled with this book! It is very refreshing to read a solid and well written thriller/suspense novel. The first couple of pages will have you hooked and you'll be up until way past your bedtime to find out what happens next. I was satisfied with the ending but I am chomping at the bit to read the next installment in the Jake Littleton Series. Would recommend this
...more
Veronica Lamb
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ANOTHER surprise ending you do not expect. ANOTHER 5 stars for Gentry.

I did it backwards. After reading NOT AUTHORIZED, I went back and read REVEVGE...No Statute of Limitations. The characters are complex and believable. The story has you rooting for the so called bad guys AND the FBI. ANOTHER roller coaster ride. Stayed up last night to find out the ending. Get out!!! ANOTHER surprise ending you do not expect. ANOTHER 5 stars for Gentry. Perfection, riveting, complex without being too complicat
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Kristine
This book did start out a little strange, but it definitely grew on me. I found the characters to be well developed and interesting. The storyline was unique and I did find myself a little nervous at times. The one thing that I found a little annoying was that the author would often repeat things that really didn't need to be repeated. It was kind of like watching a tv show where they give you "Here's what happened last time." This is a series and I have downloaded the 2nd novel and looking for ...more
Kathi Defranc
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is excellent,so glad a friend recommended it to me! Great plot,with many little plots going on with all characters. I was unable to put it down until I read it all! Very interesting results in a kidnapping story,really makes you think about those kidnapped and the kidnappers themselves. A read that will make you think while keeping you entertained. All mystery lovers need to read this book!
Christine
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took a bit for me to get into this book since there were a lot of different characters to keep track of. The beginning started out with a bang and then fizzled, with the ending being left open for another book. I wanted to know more about Jake, since he is a main character in the story, maybe the next book we will find out more about him. I enjoyed the story overall and was bummed when it ended. I think there is great potential in Jake and his interesting ways.
Kelli Buchanan
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it
I thought the premise of this book was interesting but it got very tedious to read after a bit. There was too much explaining of the daily routine of the people it he book. I found myself wanting it to end . And when it finally did come to the main event in the book it was very anti climatic no excitements do rather boring ending .
Rashmi Pant
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked the somewhat different premise of the story. Four women are kidnapped and are to be released 7 months later, unharmed. How do they cope? How do they change? How do their families deal with it? Are they able to take off from where they left?? I however did not quite get why one of the kidnappers was involved in the kidnapping in the first place!! Overall an interesting read.
Lynn DeWitt
Needed an editor

Needed an editor

Too many details about EVERY person in the book. Some chapters repeated some of those details all over again. Was there no editor?
Tulay
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet revenge.

Read the second book first and then this one. They both are very good, exciting. About third of the this one I knew who was helping him. There was a one word that started me thinking. Both books are wonderful.
Jason Cross
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very interesting read. It kept you interested and wondering what was going to happen next. Very realistic and interesting characters. Put together from start to finish in a very smart manner.
Patty
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
looks and sounds awesome....
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Neal Whitney Gentry, age 67. BS East Texas State University, 1967; MS Air Force Institute of Technology, Ohio,1973; retire Lt. Colonel US Air Force; retired President of Bradner National Dallas, a paper merchant selling paper to commercial and forms printers, Member of Northeast Texas Writer’s Organization.

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