Sunday, September 18, 2011

Vigilante Review

Since I am a big fan of thriller/action novels, I wanted to review that type of book from Bethany House Publishers. I chose "Vigilante" by Robin Parrish to review.

In this book, Nolan Gray is the world's greatest soldier. After years of being in the service, and receiving some absolutely horrific scars (emotionally and physically) in wars, he comes up with a plan to make the world a better place to live. But he is going to have to die in order for this to happen.

He dies - according to all news reports. But really, he has enlisted the help of some incredible friends who basically turn him into a modern-day superhero. Literally, he swings along the buildings of New York City, saving people's lives and attempting to wipe out mob crimes.

This book is definitely thrilling. I didn't understand some of the military aspects, and some of the technological aspects of making his "costume", but the book is still a page-turner. I wanted to keep reading to see what happened next! One of the things I really liked about this book is how human the main character was. So many times, with Christian fiction, the characters are so darn close to perfect. Nolan Gray struggled with morals and made horrible decisions just like any normal person. He made impulsive decisions that even cost people their lives. But all the characters in this book were very likeable.

I would definitely recommend this book to others - in fact, my husband is about to start reading it because of my recommendation to him. I would even like to read other books by this author now.

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishing Group for this review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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