When does the killing of political leaders become morally justifiable? Killing the Hitlers, Stalins and Pol Pots of the world is easy to justify. Murderous tyrants need to be killed. But what if our leaders are merely idiots, or perhaps corrupt, petty tyrants who aren’t in the same league as Hitler, Stalin or Pol Pot? How much damage can we allow them to do, how many of our rights can we allow them to take away, before killing them becomes justifiable homicide? In Robert McGee’s latest novel – Justifiable Homicide - a small group of patriots in Miami believes that some of our leaders have already crossed the line and decide to do something about it. They identify potential targets for assassination and start going through the list. When Robert Paige, an accounting professor with some firearms and martial arts training, learns that one of his friends is on the list, he decides he must do whatever is necessary to stop them. The problem is, he doesn’t know who all the cell members are, or how to stop them.
Robert W. McGee worked as a certified public accountant (CPA), accounting professor, attorney, banker, and consultant, and published 58 nonfiction books before becoming a novelist. Along the way, he earned 23 academic degrees, including 13 doctorates from universities in the United States and 4 European countries, and worked or lectured in more than 30 countries.
He is a world champion in taekwondo, karate, kung fu and tai chi (both Yang and Sun styles). He has won 60+ gold medals in taekwondo and karate national championship tournaments (U.S.A.). His career gold medal count stands at 700+. He has been inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Taekwon-do Hall of Fame, and the Who's Who in Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He spends most of his time in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Southeast Asia, and Europe.
His first novel - Justifiable Homicide: A Political Thriller - addresses one of the most basic questions in political philosophy: When does killing political leaders constitute justifiable homicide? His first novelette - Annie and the Senator: A Story of Vigilante Justice - shows what a woman can do when a senator tries to destroy her life. Several other novelettes are available from his author page.
So far, not bad, but a little scary when you realize how possible this is with how many of our rights have been curtailed in the name of safety regarding terrorism. Now finished and I both loved and hated the book. The book is a weird combination of ludicrous and terrifying. I don't think things would get this far, BUT we are not as far from it being possible than I find comfortable.
This books starts out fast and just continues at breakneck speed..don't expect to put it down..Will give you absolute nightmares if you believe I. Our rights as Americans...makes you want to be immersed in today's political actions and fight for our constitution..I took government in school and have been appalled at what is going on today in the campaigns and people trying to shove . Their ignorance down our throats..this book will give you nightmares because we can all name instances of politicians and law enforcement using laws since 911..get ready to never sleep again..don't see how McGhee could ever top it..felt like sending it to every family member.
I enjoyed the direction of the book, but an editor should have helped this writer eliminate a bunch. Repeating an idea to many times is boring. I for one could care less about an in depth menu. This was one of those books I wanted to just end, to get to the point and leave me happy I read it. This author and a good editor could make for a terrific thriller.