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The Good Kill: A Killian Lebon Novel

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  26 reviews
A former Navy SEAL turned vigilante hitman already in the crosshairs of corrupt Russian agents finds himself in even deeper trouble after rescuing a sex trafficking victim against her will just as she is about to be delivered into the hands of an unscrupulous corporate mogul, an impetuous and dangerous man who will not be denied his purchase. . .

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Paperback, 404 pages
Published May 1st 2019 by PROSOCHĒ
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Miranda Reads

His panicked eyes followed the movement of something unseen...
Killian Lebon, a former Navy SEAL, is not doing well.

Despite his willingness to continue, he was forcibly retired due to a horrendous injury following a mission. A mission whose ending still torments him to this day.

However, he cannot leave his past behind. He cannot shake the faces of the scared, the lonely and the hopeless that he left behind.

And just when life seems bleakest...he finds a new mission.
With his voic
Whispering Stories
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
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Kurt Brindley’s novel The Good Kill: A Killian Lebron Novel first introduces a character called the killer. The killer invades the house of a Mexican cartel boss in Ohio, tapes the naked bad guy to a chair in his basement, and with some extremely cruel torture with a machete, he forces the Mexican to confess his sins of sex and drug trafficking as he videos it. The video goes viral to sex and violence addicts, and to drug and sex traffickers who frequent
Jacqueline  sharp
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a very dark, gritty well written novel, the author has handled the subject matter in a brilliant way, the characters are all three dimensional and so life like.

Killian Lebron had been a Navy SEAL for 20 years until one mission got him severely injured, his career as a SEAL is over, but like a lot of servicemen, that have been doing this for such a long time it is so difficult for them to adapt to home life, all Killian has known for all those years is to fight in a war and to live a reg
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Apocalypse Now...Jacob's Ladder...Scarface...The God Father... I'm tossing out movies that were so so hard for me to watch, but were done so so well that they of course, stick with me visually and emotionally. I'm doing that because The Good Kill hits me in the gut the same way those classic movies did.

Because of the subject matter - modern day combat vet turned urban vigilante - there's going to be violence. Kurt drops the violence in with a skilled hand; it's not done for shock value (as is th
Dec 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Meg Orton
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What is a ‘good kill’? What is so poignant to this story is making sure that you DO NOT (I repeat: DO NOT) make a clear distinction between wrong and right. Ever since I can remember I have always believed in the shades of grey that exist within, as well as outside the realm of good and evil, and in order to understand our hero, or ‘anti-hero’ we must accept that these particular characters exist. In Kurt Brindley’s novel our protagonist and our ‘anti-hero’ is Killian Lebon, a former Navy Seal w ...more
Imani Amour
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Short review: This book is 100% worth the read but takes some courage and a lot of time to get through.

Today there’s an undertone of social injustices plaguing our world with a threatening yet taboo sense of doom that seems unspeakable by most. Dicussions on suicide, PTSD and human trafficking have either seemed hushed or handled contraversially...that is, until Kurt Brindley came along. His novel, The Good Kill is an emblem of progress for all those who dare rise against the enslaving silence
Cathy Geha
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Good Kill by Kurt Brindley
A Killian Lebon Novel #1

Do the ends justify the means? Is killing every the right thing to do? Who deserves death? Should death be simple? Is torture ever okay? And, is a person who takes justice into his or her own hands with the intent of killing someone evil ever in the right? Just a few of the questions I asked myself as I read this book.

The book begins with the brutal execution of a man who had no remorse and was as evil as they come. The “Killer” was a man wh
Gina R Mitchell
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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An incredible graphic thriller

The Good Kill will grab you on page one and not let go!

Killian Labon is a hero and a cold-blooded killer. He’s tough as nails but carries a deeply hidden kernel of love in his heart. After devastating physical & mental injuries during the war, he finds his calling in retaliating against the scum of society. Those who perpetrate heinous crimes against women & children are his targets.

Killian takes them all on. Pimps, drug dealers, human traffickers, dirty Russian ag
Debbie Caswell
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an extremely dark book and isn't for the faint hearted it also isn't a fast read like a lot of books are these day By the time you have finished it you will have felt like you have fallen through the gates of hell

Is cold blooded killing ever justified that is the question you will ask yourself as you read this book and I have to tell you to me this killer is a hero he is taking out the scum of the earth and when all legal channels are either paid off or powerless he is the one you would
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a solid 3.5 stars raised to a 4. It is the story of Killian Lebon, a former career SEAL who was medically retired for life threatening injuries that occurred when he was trying to rescue a young girl who was a victim of trafficking. He returns to Baltimore where he becomes involved with local gangsters (pimps, traffickers and procurers). The story covers a number of back stories, some of which are more than a little violent and the language with which they are written matches the crudit ...more
Shannon Patterson
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, crime-thriller
I was gripped right from the beginning!!

This just may be the best thriller I’ve read this year. Killian is such a dynamic character. There are things he does that you won’t like, but you won’t hate him for doing them. The story is fast paced and the author has a fantastic style of writing that will grab you and not let go! I highly recommend this book!

I received a free copy of this story from BookSirens and am leaving a voluntary honest review.
Kitty Marie
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Content Warnings : Violence, torture, gore. A victim of sexual assault goes into heavy detail of her experiences on one scene late into the book. Coercion and rape, drug use.

Note : I received a copy of this book for the purpose of review. Also of note, this title is part of Kindle Unlimited if you use that service.

Remember how Robin Hood would steal from the rich and give to the poor? The main character of this book, Killian, is kind of like a millenial version of that. He kills the seediest of
T Olsen
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
If you are after quantity of words and not quality of story, this is a book for you. Filled with long and unnecessary rants, as well as lots of factual errors, this is not a book for me.
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is unquestionably fabulous.
Florja20 with YA
Kimberlyandjose Cuervo
Very exciting and action packed story.

I loved the book. The good guys were likable and the bad people were really bad. Yet it was so real.
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is really wonderful.
Lee Hall
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An enthralling, gripping tale of epic proportions taking the reader on a ride full of twists, turns and action... 

Kurt Brindley has constructed an intricate  story that immediately immerses readers into the brutal world of organised crime,  drug and sex trafficking and a gangster underworld all of which is centered around main character Killian Lebon. This warrior and former navy seal embarks on a journey in search of answers and revenge while also dealing with a huge level of trauma. He's a cha
Peyton Hammond
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
~A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review~

Be prepared because this grabs you from the first page and takes you on a ride.

The violence in the book, because it is there, is very well placed and at no point did I ever feel like it was for shock or even as a plot filler. It was tastefully done and not overwhelming. That is very hard to find in books that have a lot of action.

Each character is very developed and had so much room to grow. It wasn't thrown in your face all at
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my first time reading anything by this author and I was impressed with this book. The author deals with a subject that could be possible triggers for some readers. I really enjoyed the book; I like the author’s writing style and the fact that he didn’t shy away from writing the more difficult scenes. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Happy Booker
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The good kill is a thriller story written about Killian Lebon. He is an ex-Navy SEAL Senior Chief who happens to have an accident in one of his missions. With an explosion at the scene, death threatening injuries and a failed mission, he retires and begins to deal with the trauma and after effects of the endeavor.

His path crosses a woman who he had previously loved, only to realize that she had been stolen, and was to be delivered by a sex trafficking organization. Killian makes his mission in l
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the moment I read what this book was about I had a feeling that it would be something I would enjoy reading. A big thank you to Kurt for getting in touch and asking me if I would like to review it. If it wasn’t for him getting in touch I would have probably missed out on this book.

This book will have you gripped from start to end, it’s full of exciting twists and turns, as well as loads of action.  Right from the very beginning we’re introduced to the brutal world of gangsters, organised cr
Sean Wright Neeley
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Action? Check. Lone wolf hero with a tragic flaw? Check. Strong women? Check.

This action-packed book grabs you by the throat from the beginning. It does it firmly, but not too preachily, to keep you captive audience, as Brindley gives you a peek into the grimy underbelly of too much money, not enough morals, the sex trade, and espionage. The protagonist, Killian Lebon, is a broken veteran who engages in a very creative form of vigilance. You know it’s wrong, but you can’t help but cheer him on,
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel was dark, twisted, suspenseful, witty, and intense to name a few characteristics. I enjoyed this novel. The characters were well developed. That being said my reason for the 4 star rating is tied entirely to the Henderson character. It seemed his monologues while meant to irritate McKnight got too lengthy and monotonous for me. I extremely relieved when they stopped. To say this is a page turner puts is mildly. Once I got the sync of the time line and different story lines involved I ...more
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Started out strong then just dissolved into to gibberish

Started out interesting then.....this man is an insult to any seal or special forces solder alive
Poor tactical mistake after mistake...the in between story line is the vivid imagination of any desk jockey who invisions himself as this super would have to put aside the fantasy that any human with the injuries involved would let this person do the violent physical things he did..without dropping a stretch to the imaginatio
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A husband and father of three, Kurt Brindley is also a retired sailor who lives in Southern Pennsylvania in a house on top of a windy and rolling hill. He traveled much of the world while serving in the navy and, aye, he's got some stories to tell...

Kurt served twenty years and four days in the navy and "retired" as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He has an undergraduate degree in English from the U

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