In Vigilante, Robin Parrish introduces an America overrun by organized crime and in need of a hero. Through the passage of a new crime bill, President Hastings creates the Organized Crime Intelligence (OCI), but alone it’s not enough to stop up and coming crime lord Yuri Vasko.
Enter Nolan Gray, a former Special Forces war hero. Along with his former commander Branford, and technology guru Arjay, Nolan sets out to show the world a better way. Dubbed “The Hand,” he takes it upon himself to rid New York City of organized crime and inspire others to stand up for themselves.
In a case of mistaken identity, Vasko makes it his life’s mission to ruin “The Hand.” This rivalry causes Nolan to wrestle with the morality of taking the law into his own hands, and how far he is willing to go to bring Vasko to justice.
Vigilante moves at a fast pace. The back story is sporadic, but I enjoyed the mystery of it, as it left room for more discoveries if there is a sequel. Parrish’s style is refreshing, and it’s one of the better written Christian action novels I have read recently. He takes on a journey though the darker side of justice without being overly exposed. The fight scenes are tight and the ending in not the cliché “ride into the sunset” super hero ending.
I recommend Vigilante and will pick up a copy of the sequel if one is released.
Thank you to Bethany House Publishers who provided this copy to me free of charge for review. A positive review was not required.