Lady Justice And The Vigilante

Lady Justice And The Vigilante

by Robert Thornhill


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A vigilante is stalking the streets of Kansas City administering his own brand of justice when the justice system fails.
Criminals are being executed right under the noses of the police department.
In Lady Justice and the Vigilante, a new recruit to the City Retiree Action Patrol steps up to help Walt and Ox bring an end to his reign of terror.
But not everyone wants the vigilante stopped. His bold reprisals against the criminal elements of Kansas City have inspired the average citizen to take up arms and defend themselves.
As the body count mounts, public opinion is split --- is it justice or is it murder?
A moral dilemma that will leave you laughing and weeping.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469987071
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/02/2012
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author, Robert Thornhill, began writing at the age of sixty-six, and in four short years has penned thirteen novels in the Lady Justice mystery/comedy series, the seven volume Rainbow Road series of chapter books for children, a cookbook and a mini-autobiography.
Robert holds a master's degree in psychology, but his wit and insight come from his varied occupations including thirty-three years as a real estate broker.
He lives with his wife, Peg, in Independence, Mo.
Visit him on the web at

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Draak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"A vigilante is stalking the streets of Kansas City administering his own brand of justice when the justice system fails. Criminals are being executed right under the noses of the police department." This is the 7th book in the Walt Williams Mystery Comedy novels and although I have not read any of the previous novels I still came away feeling like I knew all the characters. Robert Thornhill does a good job putting just enough back story in so that you know who is who and what has happened, but not so much that you get bored. The story itself was one that makes you think. Fed up with criminals walking, Ed Jacobs decides to take justice into his own hands. Walt and Ox get called in to help find the person the newspapers have dubbed The Vigilante. Things really get strange when it turns out that they actually become friends with him but don't know it. The book is fast paced, funny, sad, everything that you could want in a book. I am now a huge fan and cannot wait to get my hands on the other six. The style of writing is something that I also enjoyed. If you are looking for a book that has a lot of foul language, explicit sex, graphic descriptions of the murders then this book is not for you. If you are looking for a book that honestly makes you smile while reading, feel good when your done and wanting more then this is the book for you. I won this from Goodreads and I highly recommend it.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
mystery, vigilantism, humor, law enforcement, criminal injustice system The good, the bad,and the irate. A very timely mystery which addresses the dissatisfaction of some with the criminal justice system and the need to protect the rights of all citizens, even the unrepentant guilty. As always, there is enough comic relief and reminders of the humanity of law enforcement, lawyers and judges, and members of the general public. Warning: This book will make you think! I really enjoyed it! The interjection of Ox's change in personal life is great fun.
chj29erCJ More than 1 year ago
Lady Justice and The Vigilante gets a double thumbs up! First, it's well written with a tight plot, complete with several sub-plots, that keeps you wondering how Thornhill is going to bring the tale to a satisfactory conclusion. Second, it provides an opportunity to ponder the ethics of vigilantism in our seemingly crime ridden world. Where is the line that separates protection of the victim and protection of the individual's rights when accused of a crime? Robert Thornhill's latest Walt Williams mystery comedy novel finds Walt and his police force buddies on the losing ends of trials due to Constitutional issues that force the release of some really bad dudes. These are the cases one reads about in the paper: criminals whose names are seen as repeat offenders, let go once more because the letter of the law wasn't followed in the apprehension and arrest. Then, one reads that the bad guys have done it again, and again, and again. These are the cases where average citizens often blame the public defender for representing the scumbags. Occasionally, these are the cases where someone decides to step in and bring about a different conclusion--the vigilante. Walt is like the rest of us, frustrated because criminals often seem to get off on technicalities, but he is forced to look at the rights of the defendant differently when Mary, the manager of his Three Trails Hotel (read flop house), has shot and killed an armed robber. Simple self-defense? No, the robber was leaving and had turned around to threaten Mary from a couple dozen feet away when she shot him in the chest. Was that truly "imminent danger?" The same ruthless defense attorney for the bad guys, now becomes Mary's only chance of not spending the rest of her life in jail. In crimes and trials, there are many shades of gray. A wonderful twist is added to the story by Thornhill: Walt meets the vigilante (not that he knows that's who he is) and recruits him for C.R.A.P. Now the police department includes a quasi-bad person, whose intention is to use the information to which he now has access, to bring him closer to the ones he wants to assassinate. How will this issue be resolved? The conclusion is sad, but satisfying; Walt's faith in Lady Justice is still secure. Bring on the next adventure!
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
Lady justice and the Vigilante (A Walt Williams Mystery) by Robert Thornhill Mystery/Comedy Walt Williams and his gang are back. It seems a citizen is taking the law into his own hands, as criminals are suddenly found murdered. The public seems to be split on cheering on this vigilante or wanting justice for him. Adding to to this, one of Walts friends finds them self in trouble trying to defend both home and self. Soon Walt is on the search for the Vigilante, while trying to help his friend out of a legal bind. Will Walt and the Gang get to solve this crime , or will the vigilante just fade away as fast as he appeared? Robert Thornhill knows how to spin a suspenseful thought provoking tale, with lovable characters, a bit of comedy and a lot of controversy and leaves you wondering what truly is right and what is wrong. Everyone has an opinion and Mr. Thornhill really makes the reader think what would you do if you were in that situation. Fantastic read.