The List

The List A billionaire Senator with money to burn A thirty year old science experiment about to be revealed Seven people marked for death not for what they know but for what they are THE LIST by JA Konrath

  • Title: The List
  • Author: J.A. Konrath
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  • Page: 218
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  • A billionaire Senator with money to burn A thirty year old science experiment, about to be revealed Seven people, marked for death, not for what they know, but for what they are THE LIST by JA Konrath History is about to repeat itself Book Description THE LIST is a bit of a departure for Konrath It s a technothriller about a group of ten people who each have tatA billionaire Senator with money to burn A thirty year old science experiment, about to be revealed Seven people, marked for death, not for what they know, but for what they are THE LIST by JA Konrath History is about to repeat itself Book Description THE LIST is a bit of a departure for Konrath It s a technothriller about a group of ten people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don t know why One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball rolling for an adventure of historic proportions To say would give away too much Like the Jack Daniels series, THE LIST combines laugh out loud humor with serious suspense and thrills THE LIST is approximately 82,000 words long, and is specially formatted for Kindle with an active table of contents Praise for JA Konrath s thriller FUZZY NAVEL FUZZY NAVEL is Konrath at his best a hilariously heartstopping thriller Linda Fairstein This gripping novel is an adrenalin rush Library Journal This book moves so fast it was like having the words fired into my head by a machine gun Crimespree Praise for AFRAID JA Konrath writing as Jack Kilborn AFRAID is a masterpiece of unrelenting horror And I m not exaggerating Masterpiece It s the best piece of fiction I ve read in several years It simply NEVER lets up James Rollins, author of The Judas Strain A bloody, terrifying, hurtling assault across a landscape of non stop mayhem A guilty, guilty pleasure F Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack AFRAID is a true page turner, a novel that offers a million mile a minute action and suspense Definitely, a must have with constant thrills and chills Heather Graham, author of Deadly Gift Never have I read a novel so gruesome and simultaneously relentless This book throbs with unmitigated, inexorable sheer friggin TERROR You ll probably need a shrink when you re done Edward Lee, author of Brides of the Impaler Fast and ferocious, this is a dangerous thriller that will take a bite out of you An absolute must read for anyone who loves the adrenaline rush of a shocking story told with style, speed and savage grace Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero About the Author JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series They do not have to be read in chronological order to be enjoyed, but for those who want to know it is Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, and Stirred Jack also appears in the novels Shot of Tequila, Flee, Spree, Three, Timecaster Supersymmetry, Banana Hammock, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the short story collection Jack Daniels Stories, and the novellas Floaters and Burners Last Call, the ninth Jack Daniels novel, will be available in spring of 2013 Other novels include Origin, The List, Shot of Tequila, and Serial Killers Uncut Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn, including the bestsellers Afraid, Trapped, and Endurance Haunted House, the new Jack Kilborn novel of terror, will be available in mid 2013.

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    1. Be aware that I read the first 1/4 of this book and stopped. This review does contain giveaways from that first portion.I was drawn in by the summary of this book. It sounded very intriguing - tattoos, murders - what would the connection be??? When I started reading this, the dialogue and writing style was so crude and basic that I almost stopped 5 pages in. I decided to give it a chance, though, and continued reading. The story jumped around constantly, the dialogue/banter was VERY cliche, and [...]

    2. I've been following Joe's blog for quite sometime as I think he has some great thing to say to new and aspiring writers. When he lowered his price to $0.99 I took the dip and really enjoyed it. This is not a book to "change your life" its just a nice entertaining way to spend a few hours and there is absoltuely nothing wrong with that. I enjoyed it and when have even if I paid $4.95 instead of $0.99Guess I'll go buy a few more Konrath's to put some more money in his pocket to make up for the "ch [...]

    3. This is exactly the type of thriller I am addicted to reading; and Konrath nailed it dead centre. I’ve never read any of his books before, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this author has expertly crafted a novel riddled with scientific experiments gone haywire, intertwined with political conspiracies; antagonists so terrifying you won’t want to sleep with the lights off for at least a week. “The List” is incredibly entertaining and had me guessing right until the end – and all my [...]

    4. The Audible narration was good.The story, however, didn't work for me. What was meant to be funny left me detached and somewhat put off. The graphic slasher parts were over the top gruesome. Although I do have to commend the author for keeping the majority off page. Finally, the central mad scientist plot came across weak. A plot that has been done and overdone. A plot done better by many.No, this one didn't work for me.

    5. This is my first time reading J.A. Konrath/Jack Killborn. Now that I see he's written many many books I realize I'll be spending many many dollars to download them to my kindle and read them. After this book I'm an instant fan.The premise of the book is a little out there. A billionaire senator started a shady cloning experiment 30 years ago. Now, 30 years later a series of murders drags several very unlikely people together in order to save their lives and ultimately, much more when they finall [...]

    6. This is the second Konrath book that I have read and I think he has found a new fan in me. I don't know how it is but somehow although the book contained some graphic violence it didn't bother me the way it often does with other graphic books. I loved the characters and the concept of the clones.There was humor interspersed with the action. The "bad" clones were so obviously bad it was wonderful! I think the characters I liked best were Bert and Abe because they were so absolutely human in their [...]

    7. My first Konrath book and I loved it. The idea was so good, the characters lovable. I just loved Bert and Abe was funny as hellTom was just an OK guy and Roy had a personality of his as wellStang is such an ass or should I say a multiple ass :)I have laughed so many times in this book and this is my first book ever in thriller or better said technothriller genre with humor in it. Never thought I'd like but I'm sold.But I'm still sceptical towards horror humor booksbut I guess I should read somet [...]

    8. This is currently free on in CanadaIf you’re reading this RD, you heard me right’free’ and ‘in Canada’ both in the same sentence. This would be extremely funny if it’s full price in the UK.

    9. This is the first book I've read by this author and it's not my usual read, I like romance and paranormal romance, yes I can hear you all groaning. I've given my old kindle to my dad and while putting books on it for him a couple stood out this being one of them so I thought I'd give it a go and I loved it, yes it was silly in places unbelievablely far fetched in others but I thought it was great and it would make a great movie, I read it back in January but after years of reading other people's [...]

    10. From the first few pages of J.A. Konrath’s THE LIST, blood and gore is prevalent. Two detectives, Tom and Roy, are investigating a murder when Tom realizes the victim has a tattoo that matches one on his own foot.Konrath writes an intriguing plot but sometimes, that’s not enough, nor does the intrigue last after a few chapters. The suspension of disbelief is jarring and the characters become a bit too comical for my tastes. I don’t mean, in this case, that they’re humorous but rather, th [...]

    11. While Mr. Konrath's blurb makes The List sound interesting, he holds back the really fun part as a fun surprise. So, this review will be a bit different in that I'll first talk about what I liked and disliked about the book and then break have a spoiler section below. I had read the big reveal in a review before reading this book, and actually knowing what the reveal was what made me want to read it! First off, this book is like watching a big-blockbuster summer movie like…say National Treasur [...]

    12. The first sentence on Chapter 1 is “I found the head”. How can I not love it immediately?Unique plot? Check.Tons of actions? Check. Almost as much as the sweet mind-boggling actions in ‘Draculas’, but unfortunately not as gorrific as it.Level of gore? Moderate by Konrath’s usual standard. The impaling and the decapitation were scary, sure, but then again, they weren’t vividly presented to us readers as in Endurance. It felt more like a fleeting moment of a glance at an ugly carcass r [...]

    13. Another great concept from Konrath. Another book that makes you laugh out loud from Konrath. The problem with The List is similar to that of another Konrath novel, Origin. A stunningly brilliant premise with less than brilliant execution on characters and latter plot developments. The List starts with true sizzle. The erosion begins when the reason behind the titular list is revealed. The explanation and motivation is muddled at best. And those laugh-out-loud zingers come fewer and further betwe [...]

    14. I never like to give five stars but in this case I am, this was an amazing book fun exciting and well written. But that is not what gave this book the extra star it was when I read the Author's after thoughts and found out this book was never published and was turned down after making several revisions that I decided this book deserves five stars. This book would take me from sitting on the edge of my seat in suspension to laughing in just a few lines, I think that takes truly great writing make [...]

    15. Although, as previously reported on many other reviews, I love JA Konrath/Jack Kilborn, but I was disappointed with The List. It was not at the same level as the Daniels series nor the first 3 Kilborn books. It kinda had the same problems as Haunted House in the sense that it seemed thrown together and the ending came off as rushed and forced. I think my opinion may have been different had I read this novel before the others. However, although it does not compare to other Konrath novels, it stil [...]

    16. And another of his I've loved!I'd read several books from the other side of him - the Jack Kilborn side - so this was my first true Konrath book. I enjoyed it a lot! I thought the premise was unique, and well thought out. A series of cloned, copied people. Of course, if you have good, then you need to have evil as well.The mix worked well for me, and I will absolutely read more books by both J.A. Konrath/Jack Kilborn.

    17. This is a fast paced book with an interesting, unique premise and likable, fully fleshed out main characters (well, except the bad guys- but you're not supposed to like them!) and I'm glad I took some time to read it. Indie published, it' just as good, if not better than some of the more traditionally published suspense novels!

    18. When I give a book a 5 it means I was captivated by the story, I couldn't put it down, little inconsistencies didn't bother me and I would be willing to read it again. This met those criteria. This is a gory, funny romp through the world of cloning that doesn't kill you with technical details! Konrath is a master of this kind of tale.

    19. A grisly murder in Chicago brings Detective Tom Mankowski into a staggering nightmare. The victim has a number tattoo on the bottom of his foot; Tom has one too. Tom never knew why he was marked in such a way but he does know that he is adopted and that his adoptive parents were given a substantial amount of money to care for him. Now Tom realizes that there are probably more people with similar tattoos and that someone is trying to kill them. Tom and his police partner Roy will soon meet up wit [...]

    20. I sat here and considered a witty, overly descriptive review for Konrath’s, “The List” but when it comes down to it, after the clever words and humorous anecdotes are stripped aways, the simple fact remains that Konrath is truly one of the best in the business.Sure his name(s) is virtually unknown outside the e-book market, and his typical fare definatly isn’t for everyone (read Killers, or Serial, you’ll see what I mean) but that shouldn’t make a difference. It’s a shame when lack [...]

    21. (Excerpted from the full review at Marginalia.)In The List, 30-year-old Chicago police officer Tom Mankowski arrives at a gruesome murder scene and finds that the victim has a strange blue numerical tattoo on the bottom of his foot. Tom has also had one of these tattoos since birth but has never learned why. As Tom digs deeper into the victim's life and research, he uncovers more people with these strange markingsd an apparent plot to kill them all. A high-suspense adventure begins to unravel th [...]

    22. This is the second of J.A Konrath's books I have read, it's another single book, not part of his more well known series, (I will get to them eventually though!) I actually stumbled across Konrath's books by accident and I have to say he's one of my favourite authors now; I started with Origin and followed up with The List! Awesome work J.A. Konrath! Awesome work! The List was brilliantly psychotic and thrilling. The twists were unexpected, yet well thought up and written, they truly grasped the [...]

    23. I read one of Mr. Konrath's other books, "Afraid", loved his writing style and ability keep readers guessing and in suspense throughout his story. When I saw "The List" posted on one of my daily "Free Kindle Offerings", I didn't hesitate to snatch it up. I was not disappointed!I was so hooked that I couldn't put it down. Tom and Roy, the Chicago Police Detectives, somewhat remind me of Patterson's Alex Cross and his partner. Now add a fishing lure collector, a kick-ass female film producer and a [...]

    24. WELL! Put all of my eggs in a Tupperware basket and dance a jig for freedom! When I started this book, I was expecting an interesting but predictable technothriller but was instantly sent on a trip around the United States and Canada. It all starts with the arrival of Chicago Police Detectives Tom Mankowski and his partner, Ray Lewis. A body had been discovered and reported. This is nothing new for these two policemen; homicide was their stock in trade. The gruesome scene that met them was far f [...]

    25. 2 stars: Meh. Struggled to get through it/wasn't for me.J.A. Konrath has written some of my favorite thrillers (Endurance, Trapped, Serial with Blake Crouch), but I've come to the conclusion that I only like his novels that he's written under his pseudonym Jack Kilborn (the above three mentioned books were all written under the pseudonym). The List starts out with a promising plot: There are ten people who have mysterious numbers tattooed on the bottom of their feet. They've always had them, but [...]

    26. A real Gen-Techno-Thriller written by the author of the Jack-Daniels-Series J.A. Konrath.>>Book Description:This is a first for Konrath because it is a real technothriller about a group of ten people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don't know why.One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth. When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball [...]

    27. This novel by J.A.Konrath was another 99 cent treasure I found by way of DailyCheapReads. It's available on via 's CreateSpace publishing arm, as a Kindle eBook, and as a download from the Author's website JAKonrath.He tried for a few years to get it published traditionally, but it has become quite a hit as an eBook. "It's a technothriller about a group of ten people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don't know why. One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Man [...]

    28. J.A. Konrath is my hero for many reasons, but this book disappointed me. It is a high concept kind of book, and I absolutely loved the premise, I just couldn't get into it. Why are the bad guys working for the main bad guy? Lunatic psychopaths aren't exactly known for following orders, yet these guys did without delay (and it also fails to take into account that Attila and Vlad were power hungry, yet have no care about that at all - only killing). The humor in some places made me laugh out loud, [...]

    29. Hold onto your hat because J.A. Konrath is taking you for a ride! This non-stop thriller is full of thrills and chills with a big dose of humor. I truly enjoyed this book - it's like a combination of Stephen King's thrills and horror mixed in with Dean Koontz's thrills and empathy. There is a bit of blood and gore, but I didn't feel like any of it was unnecessary to the plot. The first character you meet is a Tom, a detective; the new murder case he is working on reveals that the victim has a ta [...]

    30. This is the first full-length Konrath book I've read and I'll read more. It's face-paced and funny. The dialogue had me laughing out a loud at times (embarrassing while sitting in the doctor's office!). Like other reviewers, it was a fast and fun read and Konrath does a good job of interweaving science with crime drama and action. There's no dumping of facts or backstory here so that is a huge plus. The plot was far out but this is a book not intended to trick you into thinking that this is real [...]

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