Book Review - Lawgivers - Chris Kohout | Miki's Hope

Book Review - Lawgivers - Chris Kohout

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Lawgivers: A Dystopian Techno-Thriller (The Lawgivers Series, Book 1) Another book that I could not stop reading until I was finished! Non-stop action in a world controlled by greed and by the lawyers who now act as judge, jury and executioner in partnership with a police officer: the pair are called Lawgivers. People's worth is determined by their social status and how much money they make which leaves only a very few in the top tier.

Sarah is an attorney who grew up in a family of con artists. Her personal integrity led her to "overcome" all that and it is her innate integrity which ultimately determines the fate of a major biotech firm. You really have to read this one-I don't want to say too much more--but it is definitely the good guys vs the bad guys--and greed vs conscience. This is the first book in this series and I will be reading the second.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Welcome to the near future, where law enforcement has evolved. Attorneys are judge, jury and executioner in one. Police officers are free to investigate, interrogate and apprehend at will. Working together in pairs, they are called Lawgivers.

Like all attorneys, Sarah Jordan delivers justice with a katana blade. Moderate offenses result in the telltale scar of a Lawgiver sword through the palm. More serious crimes end with a blade through the heart.

When a young girl stumbles into their office after witnessing her father’s murder, Sarah and her cop partner Robert seek the murderer but soon find they’re on the trail of a vast conspiracy revolving around a new drug that vaccinates against all genetic diseases. Going up against its creator, Integrated Life Sciences, would be the case of a lifetime. But against ILS and its shadowy backers, even the law offers little protection.

Learn more about ILS at their website: http://ilsciences.com
(This is a fictitious website made up by the author-I hope!)


Read a couple of chapters here

Purchase the book at Amazon

About the Author: (from Amazon)


I'm an author based in Seattle, WA although I spent my youth in GA and Chapel Hill, NC.

I love the process of creating something out of nothing. For many years, I worked from home as a programmer. I'd have an idea for a new product, build it, and my business partner would sell it. After about ten years, I looked around for a change and studied scriptwriting and film directing before settling into writing novels.

I have an Economics degree from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, where students run the various work crews in exchange for free room and board. While there, I also did the Marine Reserves, moving back and forth between the world of the military and a very liberal school where students raised our own food on a college farm.

I've written three screenplays and directed several short films and commercials. I'm a big fan of directors like Steven Soderbergh, Michael Mann, Alfonso Cueron and James Cameron. If I could ever write dialogue half as good as David Mamet, I'd be quite happy.

In August 2013, I published Einstein Must Die!, and it held the #1 spot on Amazon's Steampunk category for three weeks. It currently has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon with 70 reviews.

My second novel, Lawgivers, is a response to the current state of the US, where the middle class seems increasingly marginalized.

I'm married and live with my wife and two children in Seattle, WA. We love to travel, especially to Cozumel, New Orleans, Europe and Whistler, BC.

When not writing, I volunteer at my children's school and try to do Crossfit 3-4 times a week.

If you'd like to connect more personally, visit my site at http://chriskohout.com or contact me at chris@chriskohout.com.

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32 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

This isn't my kind of book, but my hubby LOVES this sort of book. I will have to tell him about this because I bet he wants to read it.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Conspiracy theories always keep me glued to books. The topic is not my fave but seems really worth a read

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

This sounds like a book that is more like what I would read. I love one that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

becca said...

I love a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat.This sounds like a book I would read.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Ohh this one seem really exciting! Good for readers who loves that thrill and excitement of it.

Ashley Wintters said...

I saw that book and was tempted to get it...now that I read your review I know I must have it. Thanks!

theroadtodomestication.com said...

Interesting! The author sounds pretty interesting, as well!

Elise said...

Sounds like a really good read! I'm putting on my "when I have time to read fiction again" list. :)

V@ said...

I like these types of books. This one sounds like I would enjoy it while on holiday

Fabulous Perks said...

This sounds like a great read. I love a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Thank you so much for sharing.


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Pam said...

This sounds like a book that my daughter would enjoy. She reads futuristic thrillers all the time.

Lawna Noe said...

This sounds like an awesome book, especially since it's one of those you can't stop reading until the finish. That's how I know it would be a great book!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I love futuristic books. This one sounds right up my alley. I have been reading lots more while staying in and trying to stay warm. I will stop over and check this one out. Thanks for sharing.

Amberlee said...

I love books that keep you interested and that you can't put down! I will have to check this out! Thanks!

Ave T said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I think my husband would like it.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

I seriously adore Dystopian fictions. The Lawgivers sounds like the perfect book for me!

Jennifer Williams said...

This sounds like a great book for my husband. He and I have different tastes when it comes to books! He loves more mystery type books.

The Lucky Wife said...

Sounds very action packed and a keep you on the edge of your seat kind of book!

Eliz Frank said...

Interesting subject matter; lawyers, cops, murder... That should keep our ears and eyes open. Sounds good to me.
Eliz

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I think learning about the practices of law enforcement in the future is very intriguing.

Melanie B said...

This was a good book, it took me by surprise. I wasn't sure I'd like it but turns out once again, don't knock it till you try it!

Kay Adeola said...

This book sounds really exciting i would love to read this :-)

Ashley Gill said...

I don't think this is my kind of book but I know my dad would enjoy it.. He watches movies like this all the time! I'll be sure to pass it along!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

My mother would love this book because she is really into true crime and really enjoys books with a law enforcement theme.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

It sure sounds like it would be a page turner! I should read it because I've not dabble in dystopian too much at all.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love fast paced books. This sounds like one that will keep you tearing through the pages until you've finished it!

Nikki said...

I love dystopian and technothriller fiction. I'll definitely check this one out!

Amanda McMahon said...

i love crime novels and even true crime type books. sometimes i get freaked out for a bit but i still enjoy!

Chubskulit Rose said...

This sounds like an action-filled read with lots of heart-pounding twist and turns. . My kind of read.

Mel Cole said...

Nice to read detective type of books.

Melissa Pezza said...

Sounds like a really nice detective book!

Marielle Altenor said...

Lawyers that are acting as judges!? I'd been on edge reading this book! Thank you for the review!!

 
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