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Vigilante by Mr. Claude Bouchard

Vigilante (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Mr. Claude Bouchard

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Vigilante by Claude Bouchard (2009)



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In spite of a few typos and sometimes awkward language this was a good story. While I was fairly certain I knew who the protagonist was the suthor did keep me guessing. ( )
  NewLiz | May 26, 2015 |
This is not a children’s book – it’s a crime novel, and the crimes are pretty violent. The first in the Barry/McCall series, it introduces us to Dave McCall, police investigator with a problem, and Chris Barry, Executive Vice President of a computer security firm who has a brilliant mind and a sense of moral justice. Barry offers his firm’s services when the police are baffled by the cyber aspects of a series of murders by someone who styles himself Vigilante, and a new crime fighting partnership is formed.

I like the pace of this story. Sometimes thrillers these days are too ‘all action’ for me. This allows glimpses into private lives, enabling the reader to get a more rounded view of the protagonists. It also does a nice job of offering you a range of suspects. For readers who like the psychological side of crime fighting, it is very engaging indeed. It kept me guessing, and discarding my own theories as new data was presented, which is what I think all good crime novels should do.

This is a very good crime novel. I saw reviews which criticised certain aspects of it. In my view these criticisms must have been addressed by the author as, in the edition I read, there were no traces of those aspects. It is a well constructed, well written, tense, convoluted and satisfyingly completed story.

It’s no wonder Claude Bouchard has thousands of followers. Now I’m one of them. When can I start book 2 in the series? ( )
  Jemima_Pett | Nov 11, 2014 |
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 |
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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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