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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Kim Oh

Kim Oh

Creator: K.W. Jeter
Kim Oh
Donnie Oh

Our main heroine is an American born Korean girl who, along with her brother have lived in Foster Homes most of their lives. Learning book keeping, Kim got work with a mob boss "cooking" his records so the IRS and Feds could not get anything on him. When the kingpin decides to present a legitimate front, he brings in a Harvard accountant and fires Kim, throwing her out on the street. He was having all his competitors murdered by his assassin, Cole, and Kim ends up with records, which could likely benefit the FBI. Kim can't find work and she must pay rent, and feed her brother and herself (he's an invalid). When she learns that her boss had attempted to kill Cole, but left him paralyzed instead, she offers to pay him to assassinate their old boss. The assassin sees something of himself in Kim and wants to make her into what he once was.
Kim Oh is small and meek, a one-hundred-pound orphan, barely out of her teens, and caregiver for her disabled brother. She’s no martial artist and doesn’t wear a costume, but quickly learns weapons, and how to kill from her mentor. All Kim wanted was the job she’d worked hard for, but when her boss McIntyre threw her out on her ear, she began dreaming of revenge. She hires Cole, a psychotic assassin who was also dispensed with by McIntyre. Left crippled by McIntyre’s security guards, Cole tells Kim that the only way they’ll be able to pull off the hit is if she’s there with a gun in her hand. Before she knows what’s happening, Kim is training to be a professional assassin, with everything at stake and she’s only going to get one chance to pull it off.
Donnie is Kim’s wheelchair-bound younger brother. They had both been in the Child Protective Services, but now he was with her.
Cole was McIntyre’s hired assassin, until the boss wanted to look legal, and rid his company of unsavory characters, then he had his bodyguards kill the assassin – but they failed, only leaving him paralyzed. Now, he’s hiding out with his girlfriend, Monica.
Monica is Cole’s redheaded girlfriend.
Although this is set in contemporary times, like The Spider Kim only kills the bad guys. It was fun reading about the small Korean girl going from nerd office worker to professional assassin. It wasn’t a fast transformation, either. She gets better with each novel. Her brother learns what she is doing and wants to help, though he’s a prisoner in the wheelchair; still, in a later story, he does leave the chair and crawls to her assistance.
There have been four novels in the series so far:
“Real Dangerous Girl”
“Real Dangerous Job”
“Real Dangerous People”
“Real Dangerous Place”

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