Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Vigilante," by Claude Bouchard

This gripping, taut mystery from acclaimed author Claude Bouchard has over 150 five-star reviews! Download and enjoy this sure-fire thriller today.

Vigilante (VIGILANTE Series), by Claude Bouchard
Price: $2.99
250 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 314 reviews

"Great mystery! A serial killer is stalking Montreal during the summer of 1996. But most people show little concern for stopping him. The reason is, this killer only kills the bad guys. Criminals, deadbeat, pimps, punks, rapists, drug dealers, that is who this vigilante killer is after. And while at times the police force feel these lowlifes get justice, they must find the person responsible for these killings. When the cops team up with a high tech computer security firm, several interesting suspects are brought to light. I have to say, this is probably the best mystery/thriller book I have ever read, and I am now hungry for more books in this series! 

The character development was superb. There are several main characters involved in the storyline, and each one is developed in their own time and pacing, as is relevant to the story. I felt like I really knew the characters well, and was certain I had the mystery solved. The mystery aspect of the plot is so incredibly well written. 

There are, like any good mystery, some red herrings thrown in, and done so skillfully that I was completely duped, thinking I was so smart for figuring out so early into the story who the killer actually was. The ending, and the reveal of the killer's identity hit me like a ton of bricks, as I never expected it. The last sentence of the book made me shiver with delight. If more mysteries were this well written, I could become a full time mystery reader. Absolutely fabulous story, one that had me up in the middle of the night reading, just to find out if my hunch was true." -- Amazon reviewer

Book 1 of the VIGILANTE Series

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". . . 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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Meet the Author

I was born in Montreal, Canada, where I still reside with my spouse, Joanne. I completed my studies in human resources, accounting and management at McGill University and worked in various management capacities in the fields of HR and finance for a handful of firms for what seemed like decades, because it was. I should also mention I love pizza, but who doesn't and, in my opinion, nothing rocks more than cooking on the grill.

My first stab at writing was in 1995, the result being my first novel, Vigilante. This was subsequently followed by The Consultant (1996) and Mind Games (1997), all of the same series.

Professional obligations and other creative interests led me away from writing for a number of years but I found myself busy at the keyboard in 2009 with The Homeless Killer after having finally published my first three novels. I then followed up with 6 Hours 42 Minutes in 2011, also part of the VIGILANTE Series born from Vigilante. In July 2011, I released ASYLUM, my first stand-alone novel and Discreet Activities, my sixth VIGILANTE Series crime thriller was published in January 2012. In October 2012, I penned and released Something's Cooking, a faux-erotica parody and cookbook under the pseudonyms RĂ©al E. Hotte and Dasha Sugah. My eighth novel and seventh installment of the VIGILANTE series, Femme Fatale, was released in late February 2013. I think I'm really starting to like this writing thing.

Besides writing, editing and promoting my work, I also spend some artistic energy with my five guitars, oil paints and watercolours. Other passions include cooking (big time with fine wine to go with it, of course), reading, traveling and working out just enough to stay fit. It should also be noted that following several years of practice, I now excel at being cat furniture for Krystalle and Midnight, or so they tell me.

You can visit my website at http://www.claudebouchardbooks.com

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