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Vigilante (edition 2009)

by Mr. Claude Bouchard

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Title:Vigilante
Authors:Mr. Claude Bouchard
Info:Claude Bouchard (2009), Paperback, 250 pages
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When a serial killer stalks Montreal, instead of fearing him, they cheer him, because he only kills bad guys. No one cares that he is removing scum from the earth. Still, as a detective, Dave McCall has to find the killer so he enlists a local computer guru, Chris Barry to aid him as he works.

This book has so many twists and turns that it will keep you guessing until the end. At first, it seems to be a simple mystery, but then there is another twist. The characters are well developed, but the addition of unnamed characters’ background makes it difficult to connect the past to the current activities. Since the definition of a good mystery is that you do not know ‘who-done-it’ until the end, then, this is a good mystery. I would recommend it to people who appreciate a book for it is intellectual nuances rather than non-stop action. ( )
  Glenajo | Mar 10, 2013 |
Very interesting yet disturbing to follow a vigilante killer as he tracked and killed people he determined to be deserving of death. There was time spent explaining each character and their flaws that tried to make their killing acceptable. I did find things confusing to follow at the start of the book as the point of view changed between various characters but as I got further into the book it was easier to understand. Although others had figured out the ending and the vigilante earlier in the book I was caught off guard and very surprised with the ending. ( )
  kim.jacobs | Feb 26, 2013 |
A brilliant, action packed crime thriller. A well thought out story with lots going on and a couple of suspects for the reader to work on - testing our detective skills. Dave McCall is a good cop, young bright and well regarded with a good team. Chris Barry, bright, also young, wealthy and an astute businessman co-head of a large security firm with a team of brilliant minds working on the computer systems. Both likeable guys. The vigilante, although a murderer, who decides to clean up the streets from the criminals which take the police longer in obtaining enough evidence to convict. He means well, but really? This is not the way to go about it. A great unexpected twist at the end. I have a feeling there will be more to come. ( )
  booketta | Nov 19, 2012 |
really enjoyed bouchard's thriller, the "vigilante" was interesting - a calm, cool character...... since i'm a writer myself, i enjoy a good read that is well-constructed and develops in a way that makes sense.....and i always enjoy a few surprises... very good read, highly recommend... www.AndyHolloman.com ( )
  AndyHolloman | Nov 3, 2011 |
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Book 1 of the VIGILANTE Series


". . . hits you like a hook to the liver, and addresses the timeless issues of murder, revenge, and the human yearning for justice . . . a witty thriller, full of passion and suspense . . . virtually impossible to put down."
                          
-- John Locke, New York Times best-selling author



 Montreal . . . the long, hot summer of 1996. . .
 
. . . and in the dark of night, moving like a shadowy wraith, a vigilante prowls the city's streets.
 
The targets of his bloody rampage: the worst of the worst.
 
Murderers. Gangbangers. Rapists.
 
Six months. Sixteen murders. The harried police are still without a clue . . .
 
. . . until the day they receive an email from the assassin himself.
 
Lieutenant Dave McCall, head of Montreal's Special Homicide Task Force, needs help to crack the secrets of the killer's taunting message. He calls on an expert--Chris Barry, who runs a security firm specializing in computer communications.
 
Together, McCall and Barry launch a grim quest to track down a man who preys on predators--an urgent quest to bring this remorseless killer to justice.
 
But whose justice will prevail: theirs--or the vigilante's?
 
 
". . . probably the best mystery/thriller book I have ever read . . . The last sentence made me shiver with delight." --Tiffany A. Harkleroad, "Tiffany's Bookshelf"

"A great thriller!" --Dean Lappi, author, Black Numbers

 

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