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Righteous Assassin (Mike Stoneman #1)

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4.35  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  15 reviews
A MOB BOSS IS EATEN ALIVE BY TIGERS AT THE BRONX ZOO. A New Jersey factory owner is mutilated and left to bleed out. A French pharmaceutical baron is tortured and frozen to death. A high-society fashion designer is poisoned. Each new murder adds a piece to the serial killer’s jigsaw puzzle, but even deciphering the clues and finding the killer’s pattern may not be enough t ...more
Paperback, 409 pages
Published October 25th 2018 by Kindle Direct Publishing
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Deirdre
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pardon the delay, but things get a little hectic this time of year.

I am very pleased that I won this book and have discovered a new author whose future novels I can look forward to.

The NYPD, an FBI profiler, and a serial killer with a fanatical compulsion. All are believable and likable....well, except for that last one. That is, he's believable but not at all likable. In fact, you would think the author has had quite a bit of experience in the police department and is drawing from personal hist
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Bruce Perrin
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Familiar Crime-Thriller Plot Implemented with Some Gruesome Action

Righteous Assassin features a dinosaur of a police detective (Detective Mike Stoneman) who has seen it all. He’s partnered with a young, ambitious rookie. Over the course of the story, he develops a romantic interest in an intelligent, attractive woman. And of course, he has a brilliant, psychotic, serial killer to chase. Sound familiar? If you’re a reader of crime thrillers, these threads should be. And so, the question becomes
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The Cats Mother
I received a free copy of this very enjoyable police thriller from the author after he posted on the Crime Fiction Addicts Facebook page that he was looking for reviewers. It appears to be the start of a new police series, set in New York.

Mike Stoneman is a senior detective with the NYPD, somewhat old-fashioned in his approach and proud of his reputation as a hard-a**. His new partner, Jason Dickson, suspects that a series of bizarre murders, with no apparent links, but all occurring on the last
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Lisa
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Like Instinct? You'll love this book. Mike Stoneman is an NYC detective hunting a serial killer on the loose who strikes once a month. The book has so many authentic details, you'll feel like you're in the NYPD yourself trying to crack the case. Really enjoyed this book -- so much so that I nearly missed a subway stop because I was so caught up in the plot.
Imelda
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways, own
I received Righteous Assassin from Goodreads Giveaways, and I am so glad I did. The book revolves around catching a very smart criminal who was killing New York's finest scumbags. I really enjoyed this book. It had an interesting story, great characters, and enough suspense to keep me reading. I love the main characters in this story and I especially enjoy reading about how their relationships with each other change/grow throughout the story. Kevin Chapman did an amazing job describing each char ...more
Christi Massey
Man, I LOVED this book! What a crazy ride. Great characters, awesome plot. GREAT read!!
Charlotte Brackett
This book piqued my interest from the moment I read the jacket, and it did not disappoint. I applaud Chapman for coming up with such creative, rather heinous murders and for being able to keep the story both going and exciting for the entirety of the book.

The author put enough detail into all of the main characters that I felt like I really got to know them all, both individually and as a team. I came to know these people. And like and dislike them.

I also liked that catching the murderer wasn’t
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Kevin
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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I truly enjoyed Righteous Assassin, it put me in mind of Michael Connelly’s work. A taut thriller that moves with lightning speed. Chapman delivers a well-crafted thriller with meticulous attention to detail and a cast of fascinating characters. New York Detective Mike Stoneman and his partner Jason Dickson are on the trail of an ingenious killer with a terrifying modus operandi. A killer who’s always one step ahead and believes himself to be an avenging angel, a c
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Tad Richards
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kevin Chapman has some ingenious murders, and some very believable relationships, particularly between a very relationship-shy Middle Ages cop and a woman of a certain age whose appeal leaps off the page. And he has a narrative device that I’ve never seen before. He alternates chapters between the cops trying to figure out what the killer is up to, and the killer, via a blog, telling you what he’s up to. And it works.
Donna
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
A series of strange murders is plaguing New York City and hard-nosed New York City Detective Mike Stoneman is hot on the case. Will he unravel the mysterious connection between these bizarre murders before the killer strikes again? Author Kevin G. Chapman has created an entertaining tale that will keep you engaged until the very last page. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
Sharon
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways-won, kindle
Righteousness Assassin is not your run-of-the mill serial killer thriller. It's Author engages the reader in an involving story that is well written and provides for a page turning experience that does not disappoint.
4 star recommended read.


My thanks to goodreads and the book's giveaway sponsors for the opportunity to obtain a copy of this book.
Jeff
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There’s a killer on the loose in New York City, Detective Mike Stoneman is in pursuit, and author Kevin G. Chapman is telling us the exciting case in rich detail. The storytelling is so realistic that I wondered if the author was chronicling a true story. Heart-stopping action told in vivid fashion makes “Righteous Assassin” a must read.
Heather
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good mystery

A little slow in spots, but a good, consistent mystery. Will they get to the killer before he strikes again? Always the question at the forefront of the story line. I like that there were few tangents and the writer kept things moving along with great pacing.
June Lorraine Roberts
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Some great character development which made this an enjoyable read.
Connie Chapman
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kevin G. Chapman is an attorney specializing in labor and employment law. Kevin's first Novel: "Identity Crisis: A Rick LaBlonde mystery," was self-published through Xlibris in 2003 and is now available via Amazon.com.  Pro tip -- anyone who posts a review for Kevin can contact him for a FREE Kindle edition of Identity Crisis!  Kevin's second novel, "A Legacy of One" was published in 2016 and was ...more