Monday, 19 November 2012

Book Review: Vigilante - Claude Bouchard

Synopsis - Montreal, the long hot summer of 1996, and in the dark of night, moving like a shadowy wraith, a vigilante prowls the city 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 specialising 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?  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review - 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.  4*

Kindle edition: ASIN: B004J8HVVK


 


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