“I had intended to save this book for an upcoming transoceanic flight, but once I started glancing thru it, I couldn’t hardly put it down until I had read the whole thing. I especially appreciated the way Veach paints such a clear picture of an area of the USA that most of us are not familiar with –the so-called Northern Kingdom. Lots of apparently insider perspective on the culture and the geography portrayed in a way that transports the reader there. Veach uses the kinds of realistic detail that makes the whole story seem extremely plausible without slowing down the pace. The big disappointment was to come to the last page and not be able to dive into a second Matt Striker series novel. Here’s hoping that we hear more from this author! Hopefully someone will make a movie of this. Seems to me like this is the kind of story that is absolutely destined to go to that level. Note: I purchased the Kindle e-book version because I rarely ever buy paper books any more. If a book is not available as an e-book, then chances are 99% I won’t buy it. The price on this e-book (2.99 at the time of purchase) was what e-book prices really should be considering the incredible profit margin e-books give publishers, so kudos to whoever set the e-book price for this one. I’d like to see other publishers follow this path of fair pricing e-books.”
This was written by first time author L. Allen Veach. It is a great example of “how to succeed as an author”. This book is a great mystery, action packed and will keep you in suspense. From start to finish, the author leads you fluidly from one scene to another and you feel your self becoming intimate with the characters. Matt Striker is a U.S. Marshall, that’s had enough. But he gets pull into another case unwillingly.
I had the great privilege of reading and proofing the original manuscript and now have my copy of this great novel. If you like works from Clive Cussler, C.J. Box and others, Through Kingdom Come: A Matt Striker Novel, you will enjoy this novel.
What a thriller that captured my attention from the very start. Loved the way the author developed the characters — good vs. evil. And there was a lot of dialog among the characters, which aded to their authenticity. The suspense in the story kept building to the point where it was hard to put the book down — a terrorism plot that seemed real and really scary. I could hardly wait to read what was going to happen next. I didn’t want this book to end. I hope we’ll meet Matt Striker and some of his friends and colleagues in L. Allen Veach’s future novels. Mr. Veach is a great story-teller!
This is an incredible first novel for an author unknown to most. As you read through it, you feel as if you know the main character, Matt Striker. I absolutely love this and am thoroughly looking forward to the sequel! I hope there will be many more to come 🙂
Thank you Mr. L. Allen Veach!
You must read this book! Once you start you won’t want to put it down. It is well written and well thought out. I have read it twice. The description is so good I can visualize everything clearly. I love the way the plot comes together. Real places, real people, and a really good read. When’s the next book coming?
Was not sure what to expect from this initial offering by Mr. Veach. Very pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns in the plot, the character development and his very accurate description of Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. A very plausible story…..looking forward to the next Matt Striker story!
A terrific first novel…..Can’t wait to read the next one. Very current setting……could be real life. Mitch Rapp and Jack Reacher fans want to get to know Matt Striker !!!!
Wonderful reading. A suspense filled story that will keep you on the edge. I can’t wait for the next one. Superbly written, I highly recommend this novel!
I read this book much faster than expected due to the fact that once i started reading it I really could not stop! Great job and entertaining as hell!
I was given a copy of this book as I was leaving for a vacation. Once on the plane, I opened the book to just give it a cursory look over…wanting to save it til I got to my destination. However, the first few pages sucked me in and it was a page turner from that point on. As the scenario began to unfold, it became scarily realistic. The story made me realize that we are all hanging on a thin thread of perceived safety in our daily lives. The writer crafted the story in a way that educated me and connected news stories that I heard but dismissed as ‘too far away from me to worry.’ Don’t know if that makes sense, but it is a story that grabs you from the beginning and makes your hair stand on end knowing the scenario in the book is all too real. What makes it so personal are the relationships between Matt Striker, the main man in the book, and his buddy, Detto and, of course, the heartbeat for a new love in his life….that, in the end, left me wanting ANOTHER BOOK!!!! So, Mr. L. Allen Veach…get busy writing! I’m waiting.
Let’s hope that THROUGH KINGDOM COME is the first in a long series of Matt Stryker adventures. The main characters were well developed and I look forward to spending time with them again. The suspense built throughout the novel and would not let me put the book down after about halfway. I enjoyed the setting of the story and learning more of a part of the country about which I knew very little. Mr. Veach has done an outstanding job with his first novel. I am eagerly awaiting more!
I have long been a fan of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels. Mr. Veach’s book is as good and in some ways even better than Lee Child’s series. I especially liked the way Allen Veach developed his main character, Matt Stryker, showing him to be a battle hardened soldier, but also a guy who appreciates the value of loyalty, friendship, and compassion in his relationships. I hope that Mr. Veach will have Matt come back again in a new adventure. It’s a great book. Buy it!
Easy reading and intriguing all the way through the book. Certainly worth the time to read a book that kept me reading.
I do a lot of research in my field of interest, only stopping occasionally to read fiction. I did so in this case and WHAM!, there was Matt Striker. Everything about this addictive work by L. Allen Veech is to be liked. I easily learned about the characters which were very vividly presented as well as the physical environment in which they functioned. The plot unfolded at a natural pace, and as a result, allowed me to learn the characters more personally as the story flowed. There were many surprises and turns in this story keeping me on edge throughout, especially as we reached a very exciting ending.I would recommend this great work to anyone who likes adventure, intrigue and very good writing. I am already looking forward to next adventure of Matt Striker. I am sure Mr. Leech is on the road to a very successful series here.
I finished Through Kingdom Come at 2:23am and didn’t want to leave Matt Striker. Veach held my attention with his descriptions of the Northeast and our border security, but he captured my heart with his leading man. Charming, worldly and rugged, we want Striker to win. Through Kingdom Come is a “can’t put down” book and Veach is this mystery fan’s new favorite.