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The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted (A Patrick Bannister Psychological Thriller Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Andrew E. Kaufman
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Book Description

SHE ONLY STEPPED OUTSIDE FOR A MINUTE...
But a minute was all it took to turn Jean Kingsley's world upside down—a minute she'd regret for the rest of her life.

STEPPING INTO HER WORST NIGHTMARE...
Because when she returned, she found an open bedroom window and her three-year-old son, Nathan, gone. The boy would never be seen again.

A NIGHTMARE THAT ONLY BECAME WORSE.
A tip leads detectives to the killer, a repeat sex offender, and inside his apartment, a gruesome discovery. A slam-dunk trial sends him off to death row, then several years later, to the electric chair.

CASE CLOSED. JUSTICE SERVED...OR WAS IT?
Now, more than thirty years later, Patrick Bannister unwittingly stumbles across evidence among his dead mother's belongings—it paints her as the killer and her brother, a wealthy and powerful senator, as the one pulling the strings.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO NATHAN KINGSLEY?
There's a hole in the case a mile wide, and Patrick is determined to close it. But what he doesn't know is that the closer he moves toward the truth, the more he's putting his life on the line, that he’s become the hunted. Someone's hiding a dark secret and will stop at nothing to keep it that way.

The clock is ticking, the walls are closing, and the stakes are getting higher as he races to find a killer—one who's hot on his trail. One who's out for his blood.

This is a new release of a previously published edition.



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About the Author

Andrew E. Kaufman is a former journalist living in Southern California with his Labrador retrievers, two horses, and a very bossy Jack Russell terrier who thinks she owns the place.

Andrew became one of the highest-grossing independent authors this year with combined sales reaching into the six-figure mark. The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted was on Amazon's Top 100 bestsellers list for more than one hundred days, where it became their seventh bestselling title out of more than one million e-books available nationwide and number one in its genre. His first novel, While the Savage Sleeps, also made the Top 100 and was number one in its genre.

Andrew was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book, where he chronicled his battle with the disease.

After receiving his journalism and political science degrees at San Diego State University, Andrew began his writing career as an Emmy-nominated news writer/producer, working in San Diego, then in Los Angeles. For more than ten years, he worked as a broadcast journalist, covering many nationally known stories.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3081 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (23 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AEESN60
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,646 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Andrew E. Kaufman is an award winning journalist and author living in Southern California, along with his Labrador Retrievers, 2 horses, and a very bossy Jack Russell Terrier. His debut novel, While the Savage Sleeps, a forensic paranormal mystery, broke out on four of Amazon's bestsellers lists, taking the #1 spot on two of them and third place on the much-coveted Movers and Shakers list. With more than fifty five star reviews on Amazon USA, it is #1 on six of their Top Rated lists. The novel is available on Kindle, trade paperback, and other e-book formats abd

His work can also be seen in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book where he chronicled his battle with the disease.

After receiving his journalism and political science degrees at San Diego State University, Andrew began his writing career as an Emmy-nominated writer/producer, working at KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, then at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles. For more than ten years, he produced special series and covered many nationally known cases, including the O.J. Simpson Trial. For more information about Andrew and his work, please visit his website: http://www.andrewekaufman.com and blog: http://www.andrewekaufman.blogspot.com

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted... 19 Nov. 2013
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An unusual title for a book....but a nice little thriller, not too taxing but has a fabulous ending!

Patrick was horrifically emotionally and mentally abused during his childhood by his 'mother' and flashbacks to this time are told throughout the book making for uncomfortable reading...

All grown up Patrick is now a reporter who returns home when his 'mother' dies and finds some mementos tucked away in a box which he takes back with him. Amongst these items is a necklace which upon investigation and hindsight open up a whole can of worms. This sets him off on the trail of the disappearance/murder of a 3 year old boy, Nathan 30 years before.

The trail leads to some pretty terrifying moments as he teams up with CJ, another reporter friend and between the two of them stumble upon the shocking truth.

I have to admit I did not see this coming and in fact re-read that whole chapter so that I had it settled in my mind that what I had read was exactly what I had read!

Brilliantly finished off with all the loose ends neatly tied up so a big thanks to Mr Kaufman for his considerable skill at story telling.

Initially not a fantastic thriller but certainly well plotted and thought out so I would recommend you read it for yourself, you will find it as enthralling as I did.

Thank you.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 3 April 2012
By krg
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Finished reading this in a couple of days and thought it was a very well written book that keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what will happen next.
The story follows Patrick who is a reporter looking into the disappearence and murder of a 3 year old boy several years ago in a small town. The trouble is, it's the sort of town where everyone knows everybody else's business and it's not long before it seems like someone is trying to stop him from finding out the truth.
There are also flashbacks to Patrick's unhappy childhood, which doesn't help him to trust anyone now.
The ending is quite unexpected - I did wonder if it might be earlier in the book but it still came as a surprise in the way it's told.
The only thing I was a bit disappointed by was I thought he should have visited one of the characters again at the end but doesn't seem to do so.....other than that I would highly recommend downloading it as soon as possible!
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking good read 2 Mar. 2012
By Angie T.D. TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This is the first book I've read by this author, but it won't be the last, I loved it.I thought it was fast paced, and exciting, and I liked the main character, it was a proper whodunnit, and kept me guessing.Very good entertaining read.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW. A GREAT READ. 9 May 2012
By echo
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I really enjoyed reading this book, it keeps you hooked from page one. I read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. Even though it's predictable I still enjoyed it. I would recommend this book, you won't be disappointed. Another great read from Andrew Kaufman.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally a book that caught my attention. 25 May 2013
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After having read loads of mediocre books in the last few months, I finally stumbled across the lion, the lamb and the hunted. I felt for the main character and loved reading about his intriguing childhood and even though I predicted one of the major plot twists the style of writing managed to draw me in completely. I'll be on the lookout for more books from Mr. Kaufmann.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good 23 April 2013
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I quite enjoyed this book although it wasn't terribly exciting. I certainly did not guess the final twist, which was quite clever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why would a mother torture her own child? 8 July 2012
By Wanda
Format:Kindle Edition
The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted
I adored this book's cover but never got around to reading it. It was a free download on Amazon so I, naturally downloaded it. But left in lying in my free download list on my Kindle, then a few months back I realised that these books are made free for a reason, to attract attention, followers and get reviews, so I revised my review strategy. I now read on free download book and one review book. Treating both as a review book. So the time came and it was TLTLandTH turn. I was so excited. My excitement could not prepare me for the brilliance of the book. I adore psychological thrillers and this here was tailor made for me. The book is intelligently written, never underestimating the reader's ability to remember facts and to come to a set of conclusions. The end however, although the author leads the reader to come to a certain amount of correct conclusions still comes as a total surprise. Plot wise this book is most assuredly at 5 thrill * read.
The two main characters, Patrick in particular is shown in his human frailty and his heroism towards the end. By the time you finish the book you will feel as if a good friend is leaving for a long trip and you know you are going to miss him. I loved the novelty with which CJ's character is developed within the book, she is shown as strong and the reader gets to know her through the contrasts in her personality, again very human, again very effective. When it comes to the characters that support and fluff out the plot, Patrick's mother is an evil old witch. Her actions at times seriously did not seem THAT bad to me but again the author takes the reader through time and hints at much more than what is said. The final straw was her role in Patrick's drug over dose.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad read 18 May 2012
By Mags
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I quite liked this book and found the concept intriging.

The storyline was good, as was the writing, but the "mystery" was somewhat predictable.

Overall not a bad read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The lion ,the lamb,the hunted.
A really good book, I did guess the characters identity early on but wouldn't have connected the dots to the answers at the end.well thought out story.
Published 13 days ago by kathleen vyse
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book because the tension was nicely maintained but ...
I enjoyed this book because the tension was nicely maintained but don't read it if you don't like child abuse situations.
Published 1 month ago by Ms Lightowler
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First time I have read this author, but it was good.
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Brilliant read, couldn't put it down.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not For Me
Got to about 25% and didn't carry on any further, probably a very good book but not my 'cup of tea'.
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kept my attention and couldn't wait to get to the end of the storey.
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