Karen Newman is a savvy business executive whose sole experience with street violence is what she sees on the evening news. The savage rape and murder of her only daughter changes all that. When the authorities are unable to bring the guilty to justice, Karen becomes obsessed with vengeance.
She joins a vigilante group, whose sworn aim is to exterminate criminals nation-wide. With her special skills in public relations and publicity, she helps them realize their goal of mobilizing ordinary people across the country to their movement. But nothing is as it seems. Instead of justice, she finds only more violence, and must finally come to examine the true cost of vengeance.
Eye for an Eye reflects our sense of outrage when we read about decent people caught in the crossfire of violent crime. A gripping story that explores the all-too-human impulse for vengeance, Eye for an Eye is a disturbing and provocative.
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Lawyer-turned-novelist Erika Holzer’s Eye for an Eye is a disturbing look at street gangs, urban violence, the criminal justice system a story of vigilantism growing out of the ongoing American obsession with law and order. Impassioned characters, sharp terse writing a sort of American Clockwork Orange. Highly recommended.
Priscilla L. Buckley, National Review
The opening of Eye for an Eye rivals in graphic horror...Hitchcock's Psycho...Mrs. Holzer, a lawyer and a experienced journalist, hurtles at breakneck pace from one scene of cunning violence to another as she explores the ethics of frontier justice transposed to the urban battleground...A page-turner with a well crafted, ingenious plot...and an O Henry twist.
Robert Cheeks, Intellectual Conservative
Nowhere is the failure of bureaucratic law better explained than in the plot and theme of Eye for an Eye.
(Ed McBain, author of Downtown and The Kiss)
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_Eye for an Eye_ by Erika Holzer has a fast-paced plot, rich characterizations, frequent dialogue, crisp and concise wording, and a credible and moving narration about injustice leading to vigilantism and then anarchy -- well worth reading (for Rand fans or not). When, ten years ago, I saw the movie of the same name (starring Sally Field and Keifer Sutherland), I didn't know it was based on the novel, and it was only recently that I first read it. Then, after viewing the movie again, I found that, while I liked the well-produced movie, I enjoyed the novel's more complex plot, wider scope, and its philosophical framework. The chapter titles (each beginning with 'C', the first chapter being 'Catalyst'), are revelations of the tight organization of the story and of the theme and purpose. Some phrasing that especially attracted me include: 'fearball', 'passives and actives', and 'horror file'. Seeking the same pleasure, I'm going to read Erika Holzer's other novel, _Double Crossing_, too.
This book had me on the edge of my seat, definetly a page turner. I felt grief and sorrow foor the mother and i wanted justice too. Has a great ending definetly worth reading.