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by Robin Parrish
Publisher:Bethany House imprint of Baker Pub from Lion
Set not far in the future, in fact so not far in the future that it’s very easy to see today in it, Vigilante depicts a world gone bad, where the rich, corporations, the military, government and organized crime function in such a way that there seems no hope and where crime is the day to day currency. Into this steps Nolan, an acknowledged best of the best soldier who can no longer live where the innocent constantly pay the price for the guilty, and so he stages his death and becomes part James Bond, part Batman – an avenger, a vigilante, a person trying to put right wrongs.
So Okay this might not be the most original story out there, it may even not be the best written one ever – although it’s a very long way from the worst written one – but it is nevertheless a fun adventure yarn with a moral point at the heart of it. Do we stand by and let evil and wrong continue or do we stand up and speak out, do we do nothing or do we act? That is the heart of the story, the question Parrish is ultimately trying to pose and it’s an important one wrapped up in a decent airplane holiday read piece of fiction.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (09/02/12)