This is the review I just left at Amazon.com and I am too lazy to write a new one for the Blog)
(Disclaimer: J.D. was kind enough to provide me with a free electronic copy of his book.)
Above Reproach is unabashedly pro Second Amendment and damned be the critics. It is not only an action packed story, it is one that examines the politics of gun control and the sheer imbecility of its supporters even in the face of mounting bloody evidence against it. When Bad People decide to attack, the First Responders are not the Police or Paramedics those civilians with the tools and the mindset to stand up against evil. They chose to be the First Responders because being the First Victims is not a palatable option to anybody with basic brain activity.
As far as I know, this is J.D. Kinman’s first attempt at fiction and although not quite up there with Stephen Hunter, his book is engaging enough I had to read it all in one sitting and made me contemplate the need of finally relenting and getting one of them newfangled Kindle apparatus.
I do hope J.D. is working on his next novel.
Blog PS: The more thought I give it, it makes perfect sense to publish via EBook/Electronic media. Those of us who follow Larry Correia’s work know the tortuous road he rode till he managed to get published by Baen. For me there is nothing that can compete with the feel of a traditional book in my hands for sheer reading pleasure, but I recognize that the pleasure is in the reading material itself and I rather much feel plastic in my hand that have nothing to read at all.
PS2: J.D. is indeed working in his next novel entitled Altar of the False Gods.