"exciting vigilante thriller"
Upon learning of the rape and dismemberment of his beloved
daughter Virginia, US Marshal Tim Rackley went ice cold as
if his heart was sucked out of him. He knows nothing will
ever be the same. His wife Dray is in shock, but Tim no
longer feels, except frustration and anger, and offers her
nothing and doesn't seek her comfort to ease his ire.
Realizing the man he believes is the culprit will walk only
brings more rage.
The Commission, an encounter group that shares Tim's
outrage that the system enables killers to walk, recruits
the former cop. They do not care about his adjustment to
life without Ginny. Instead he becomes one of their hitmen
providing vigilante justice to those animals who escaped.
However, as the haze clears and he realizes some of his
peers are loose cannons like the crazed Mastersons, Tim
invokes THE KILL CLAUSE that eliminates his involvement,
but first he must take care of rampaging Commission killers
hurting anyone in their path.
This is an exciting vigilante thriller that blends a
delightful look at Tim the executioner on the job within a
comic book Hollywood feel (Bronson's Death Wish). Readers
will understand Tim's reactions and subsequent actions to
Ginny's horrific murder as he and the Mastersons insure
gore and blood flows freely through the veins of the plot.
Though not for everyone, Greg Hurwitz purveys an action
packed thriller starring a hero seeking justice in all the
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2003