The way I perceived Hunter changed drastically by page 53 - I previously believed him to be someone who was just along for the ride, but after mentioning the existence of a wife and son, I’m beginning to wonder what drove him from being a husband and father to being the drug-fueled gun nut that we see in books like Hell’s Angels and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Hunter also mentions the introduction of a criminal lawyer into his life, who I can only assume is the same attorney that accompanied him in Las Vegas.
After finishing part one of Kingdom of Fear, I realised that Hunter was a lot more conscious and aware of morals, laws and politics than I previously thought.
Hunter tells of the injustices of the Felony Murder Law, using a woman named Lisa Auman as an example. After being arrested and handcuffed in the back of a police car, an accomplice of hers shot and killed an officer on the site, and then shot himself dead. When Auman was put on trial, she was charged with the murder of that officer, even though it was completely out of her control.