The Kill Clause

  • by Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by Peter Friedman
  • 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tim Rackley, a deputy U.S. marshal, watches helplessly as his daughter's killer walks free on a legal technicality. He is suddenly forced to explore his own deadly options, a quest that leads him into the welcoming fold of "The Commission". A vigilante group made up of people like himself, relentless streetwise operators who have each lost a loved one to violent crime, the Commission confronts the failings of a system that sets predators loose to hunt again, cleaning up society's "mistakes" covertly, efficiently, and permanently. But Rackley soon discovers that playing God is a fearsome task. When his new secret life starts coming unwound at an alarming speed, he is suddenly caught in the most terrifying struggle he has ever faced, a desperate battle to save everything left that's worth fighting for.


What the Critics Say

"Hurwitz's deft descriptions of Tim's methods of disappearing, breaking-and-entering, and stealing identities are convincing, and his fast-paced plotting will keep readers riveted." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A very good read

If you could sum up The Kill Clause in three words, what would they be?

Conspiracy, scheming deception

What did you like best about this story?

I like not really knowing which the book was going

Which scene was your favorite?

I guess my favorite scene was towards the end when the main character had his back up against the wall - and got out of the situation

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, no extreme reactions

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- Cecil


The good ratings swayed me into buying this book. Deja vu "The Chamber" with a twist. I found this book difficult to get through. I normally finish the books that I download in just a few days. This relatively short book took me over a week to finish. Since I have enjoyed this author in the past I will try him again. I just couldn't connect with this one.
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- Kitty "Give me a good mystery and I am happy!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2004
  • Publisher: HarperAudio