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there you have it, folks,
never-before-told story
of the first sixteen. My intention was not to shock anyone by sharing this tale
but rather to convey the information about my initial acts of vigilantism to
those out there who know me or, at least know of me. I felt those people, many
of whom I actually consider fans, were entitled to know about everything I’ve
done and figured I was the best one to tell them.

again, I realize that not everyone agrees with what I did then, since or may do
in the future. I am what I am just as you are what you are. Perhaps, you will
never have to do the kind of things I’ve done because I, and others like me,
will have done them for you.

of you who have read about me in other books know that there is much more to me
and my story following these sixteen first, uh, victims. I’ll also mention that
I have it on good authority that there will be more installments to come, one,
in fact, in the near future. Stay tuned.

those whose initiation to my world was this book, I invite you to delve into
the other volumes of the
Vigilante Series
which are, at the very least, entertaining though, mind you, I may be biased.

final word, if I may. Some past, and future, more astute readers may note a few
slight discrepancies in the details relating to Sylvie
Greg O’Shea and Rick Bourque as discussed in this work versus what was
presented in
, the first
tome of the series penned by Bouchard. With all the credit due to Bouchard for
his fine recounting of my story, allow me to state that I was present whereas
he was not… Don’t worry, I’m just teasing the man – I know him well as he’s
been a friend for the longest time.

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Book 1 of the
Vigilante Series


. . . the long, hot summer of 1996. . .
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?


The Consultant

Book 2 of the
Vigilante Series


friendly takeover of CSS Inc. leaves computer executive Chris Barry unemployed,
very wealthy and pleased with the situation. But the hiatus is short-lived. . .
As a result of his involvement in the recent ‘Vigilante’ investigation, Barry
is approached by Jonathan
and invited to join
‘Discreet Activities’, a government agency of the clandestine variety.
Accepting, he promptly takes on his first assignment under the guise of an IT
consultant, to investigate possible links between a local import business and
the murder of its MIS director. As he discovers the firm is being used to
import narcotics, his cover is blown and things get personal, spurring him to
show that murderers, drug lords, biker gangs and kidnappers are no match for. .
. The Consultant. . .


Mind Games

Book 3 of the
Vigilante Series


is plagued by a string of vicious sex
slayings. . .
Captain Dave McCall and his Special Homicide Task Force are in a frustrated
frenzy as they try to bring an end to the savage butchery. . . Assisting
officially is noted psychiatrist, Doctor Samuel Bowman and unofficially,
computer genius and multi-millionaire, Chris Barry. . . With each passing day,
McCall works his way closer to the truth. . . Unaware that they are heading
deep into the deadly core of. . . Mind Games. . .


The Homeless Killer

Book 4 of the
Vigilante Series


homeless of Montreal are dying at the hand of 'Allan', a serial killer set on
ridding the city of street people. . . As the killer taunts the police about
the increasing body count, Captain Dave McCall calls on the services Jonathan
and Chris Barry, both operatives with the
government's clandestine 'Discreet Activities' team. . . All while fighting the
proposed by-law banning the homeless from
downtown parks, philanthropist and activist, William Enright, joins the
law-enforcement crusade to capture the assassin. . . But will the combined
efforts of the law and old money be sufficient to stop the Homeless Killer?


6 Hours 42 Minutes

Book 5 of the
Vigilante Series


most of them dabbled in a variety of criminal activities, they weren't
experienced in this particular field and had never been involved in a job like
this before. However, with proper planning, careful organization and the inside
information available to them, they were certain that this bank heist would be
a piece of cake. Ten minutes, in and out, was all it would take and they'd be
sharing 2.5 million dollars. Nothing could go wrong as they had thought of
. .How could they possibly know that a new
member of the board was visiting the bank that morning? How could they know
that the new board member was Chris Barry?


Discreet Activities

Book 6 of the
Vigilante Series


a result of information gathered via electronic surveillance by intelligence
agencies in the U.S. and Canada, a budding terrorist organization, the Army for
Islam or AFI, is suspected of planning an attack, its target possibly NYC,
Burlington, Vermont or even Canada's famed Montreal. . . When four foreign
students from Pakistan with known ties to the AFI's Montreal cell arrive in the
area on New Year's Eve, Discreet Activities' head, Jonathan
along with Chris Barry and other DA consultants are more than willing to take
on the additional workload. . . After two of the DA team members die violently
in an AFI related suicide-bombing, the job becomes getting revenge on those
responsible for this Holy War...


Femme Fatale

Book 7 of the
Vigilante Series


than two years earlier, Leslie Robb, an accountant in her late twenties working
for the Imperial National Bank, had seen her life-partner and co-worker, Gina,
shot to death during a bank heist subsequently foiled in part by Chris Barry,
millionaire and clandestine operative of the government's 'Discreet
Activities'. Taken as a hostage along with Chris by the remaining robbers onto
a helicopter secretly piloted by two 'DA' operatives, including 'DA' head,
, Leslie had played an integral role
in helping bring the offenders down. As a result, thanks to her sang
, sense of moral justice and martial arts affinities,
Leslie left the world of finance to fight crime as a member of the 'DA' team. Now,
Leslie has a new partner in life, Dominique Petit, a Canadian/French dual
citizen who suggests Leslie visit Paris with her while she is in the City of
Lights on business. Less than twenty-four hours after Leslie arrives, Dominique
and her sister, Corinne, disappear, turning Leslie's vacation into her own
business trip of justice and revenge...


Thirteen to None

Book 8 of the
Vigilante Series


of a violent, criminal father, an alcoholic, promiscuous mother and left to
fend for himself at an early age, Butch Kincaid was destined for a life on the
darker side where he would live and lead by his own rules… Savvy, charismatic
and narcissistic, Kincaid headed a handful of deviants involved in theft and
drug distribution in small-town Ontario by his mid-teens and was running a
prosperous organized crime crew of twelve in Toronto before the age of twenty… An
iron-fist ruler, Kincaid demanded an intense, high-risk pace from his men
throughout most of the year but rewarded them with a month or more of down time
each summer during which the crew would go on a nomadic road trip geared toward
relaxation, amusement and lessened criminal activity... Until the summer of
2012… With a penchant for violence and a desire for increased domination,
Kincaid introduced a new activity at the end of that summer's vacation… A home
invasion, the purpose being death and destruction for pleasure, at his command…
Pleased with the enthusiastic participation of his crew, Butch promised them
the following summer would be the vacation of a lifetime... Multiple invasions,
an orgy of terror, rape and murder… Their first stop, the home of a retired
couple in Brighton, Ontario, was a resounding success, as per their standards…
Their next stop, several hundred miles away in Knowlton, Quebec, promised to be
even more exciting… The home of an attractive and obviously affluent couple…
The home of Sandy and Chris Barry…


The First Sixteen – The Prequel

Book 9 of the
Vigilante Series


upon a time, there was
, the
first volume of the
Vigilante Series

but from its beginning, it was said that sixteen victims had already fallen
prey to this self-appointed judge, jury and executioner… Who were these
wrong-doers? What crimes had they committed to deserve to be chosen? What led
this killer to deliver his own form of justice upon them to begin with? Join
himself in this prequel
novella as he tells you firsthand about…The First Sixteen…




Managing Director of the “Montreal Hospital for the Criminally Insane”, Doctor
Matthew Russell has always put his professional responsibilities ahead of all
else. That is, until he one day realizes he is losing his wife, Cassidy, and
his two children, Stuart and Jennifer. . . With only his family in mind,
Russell takes an adventure-filled, impromptu vacation of indefinite duration,
leaving all else behind and stopping at nothing to show how much he cares for
his loved ones in an effort to win them back. But, will he succeed… or, will it
prove to be all too late in the end?


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