Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vigilante by Robin Parrish

Another great book by Robin Parrish. This time we get to read Vigilante.

This book starts off with a National hero dying. Only, well, he isn't quite so dead as everyone thinks. Instead he has a plan. While the world morns the death of Nolan Grey, Nolan is on a mission to change the world. Armed with cutting edge technology, and more skills than even most of the most elite soldiers, Nolan is tired of the words, and ready for actions that change things. Billboards that no one can trace start popping up all over the USA. "There is a better way", says the first one. "I will show you a better way", says the second one. The white hand they are written over doesn't help matters, but the message has people's attention, and the media's attention.

Crime is more abundant than ever, and though this is a "future" type world, it is also our world today in many places. Soon Nolan Grey is the force know only as The Hand. Under the guise of  "The Hand" Nolan is going stop crime. He is going to right wrongs, he is going to change the world for the better, as a one man vigilante. New York will never be the same, it will be right. It will be moral if Nolan can help it. Using his new personal he will inspire people to be more than they were, and strike terror into the heart of evil-doers.

But none of us are invincible, and Nolan was a POW (Prisoner of War) for several years. He fights now with issues from the past plaguing him, altering his choices. The incredible technology that allows him to be The Hand, that Arjay and his team has created for him, aren't always compromise free either. And deep in the middle of changing the world, Nolan has major choices to make. He wasn't always that well understood as Nolan Grey, war hero. Now Nolan has even more people questioning his motives, while we wonder if he has made things better, or just more complicated?

Many nice twists and questions for thought are presented. This is only my second "super hero" type book to read, and I really liked it. Robin Parrish did a wonderful job, again.


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Bethany House (July 1, 2011)
Robin Parrish

Robin Parrish wants to take you on a ride.

A wild ride -- which is exactly what you're in for when you pick up one of his books. And he's adamant that it will never be the same kind of experience twice.

Robin's stories mix, mingle, and meld various genres together to create thoroughly original suspense/thrillers. His Dominion Trilogy, for example, mashed up superhero action, secret societies, ancient myths, and an apocalyptic setting to create an entirely new take on the classic "hero's journey." Offworld mixed science fiction and an end-of-the-world scenario with high-octane action. Nightmare, his 2010 novel, is a spine-tingling examination of the world of the paranormal, paired with can't-put-it-down mystery. His 2011 novel, Vigilante, is an action-packed story about a soldier who sets out to change the world. Later this year, he's releasing his first ever Young Adult novel, titled Corridor.

Always pushing the envelope, ever on the edge of where modern storytelling is going, Robin Parrish will gladly and unapologetically tell you that he's an entertainer, a weaver of stories that ignite the mind and delight the heart. Defying labels and refusing pigeonholes, his imagination is fueled by the possibilities of asking "What if…?", and as anyone who's read his work knows, he has a very big imagination.

His influences as a novelist range from television and film storytellers like Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams, to masters of the modern myth like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Akin to Philip K. Dick's search for the meaning of identity, most of what Robin writes about boils down to his own ponderings and examinations of just what this thing we call "existence" is.

Robin is a full time writer. He and his wife Karen and two children live in High Point, NC.

"Robin Parrish is a keen-eyed, passionate pop cultural savant, whose writing is as incisive and insightful as it is entertaining."
- Allan Heinberg, Executive Producer, Grey's Anatomy

Nolan Gray is an elite soldier, skilled in all forms of combat. After years fighting on foreign battlefields, witnessing unspeakable evils and atrocities firsthand, a world-weary Nolan returns home to find it just as corrupt as the war zones. Everywhere he looks, there's pain and cruelty. Society is being destroyed by wicked men who don't care who they make suffer or destroy.

Nolan decides to do what no one else can, what no one has ever attempted. He will defend the helpless. He will tear down the wicked. He will wage a one-man war on the heart of man, and he won't stop until the world is the way it should be.

The wicked have had their day. Morality's time has come. In a culture starving for a hero, can one extraordinary man make things right?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Vigilante, go HERE.

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764206087

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