A secret vigilante organization named the Order has been formed to correct the errors of an imperfect justice system. Garrod Shaw, accused of killing his three young children and dumping their bodies in a lake, has beaten his murder charge on a technicality. A Russian Diplomat, while driving impaired, runs down and kills a young woman and faces no penalty or prosecution after claiming diplomatic immunity. Both men are habitually dangerous and for the protection of all citizens, the Order believes it is time to remove these two once and for all.
The newest recruit to the Order, Kaito Hui, is tasked with leading the team that will arrange the accidental deaths of both men but it seems Kaito has gone astray by adding a target of his own into the mix. Nathaniel Diamond, close friend and long standing member of the Order, knows he must bring a quick stop to what Kaito has planned and arranges for a meeting of the Order’s most senior members.
Michael Crowder, a scrawny eighteen year old, has a new girlfriend, Lucy. He knows Lucy hasn’t quite finished with her current boyfriend and while he and Lucy are snuggling naked beneath the sheets, her old boyfriend shows up unexpectedly forcing Michael to scramble and hide under the bed where he witnesses the violent abduction of Lucy from her apartment.
When Michael tries to explain Lucy’s abduction to his parents, his father doubts Michael’s claim. When Lucy turns up dead the next day, the official report is that her death was nothing more than an unfortunate accident from a fall off a mountain while hiking alone. Michael angrily disputes the police report and insists Lucy never went hiking. Michael’s father worries a mental condition Michael suffered through as a child has resurfaced leading him to suspect Michael may have had a hand in Lucy’s death.
When the seemingly accidental deaths of both Shaw and the Russian diplomat appear in the news the next day, Michael’s family can’t help but notice both victims were defended by Lucy’s father, Harvey Metcalf. The coincidence of three related deaths in one twenty-four hour period is too great to ignore.
Michael and his family are soon embroiled in a series of events and murderous schemes that threaten their very lives. As they try to sort through the mystery behind Lucy’s abduction and death, they find themselves pulled dangerously deep into something sinister. Nathaniel Diamond, hard at work trying to rein in the straying hand of his friend, learns that Michael and his family have stumbled unknowingly into the middle of what Kaito has planned. As he tries to protect the Order’s secrets from being exposed and the lives of this innocent family, he soon learns the Order is no longer the straight up organization it once was.
|Publisher:||R E Swirsky|
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About the Author
Ray grew up in the small town of Kimberley in British Columbia before moving to Calgary Alberta to go to college. He has remained in the Calgary area ever since. OUTSIDE FORCES Released October 2015 A secret vigilante organization named the Order has been formed to correct the errors of an imperfect justice system. Garrod Shaw, accused of killing his three young children and dumping their bodies in a lake has beaten his murder charge on a technicality. A Russian Diplomat, while driving impaired, runs down and kills a young woman and faces no penalty or prosecution after claiming diplomatic immunity. Both men are habitually dangerous and for the protection of all citizens, the Order believes it is time to remove these two once and for all. BUMSTEAD’S WELL The dare was simple. Spend one night down at the bottom of Bumstead's well. When Vincent's friends fail to return at the agreed time, Vincent finds himself trapped alone and reflecting on his short life. WISH ME FROM THE WATER A young boy commits suicide. The town folk believe it was another result of bullying but two brothers discover the truth and decide to take matters into their own hands. A tale of abuse, shame and standing up for what you believe is right. EXTREME MALICE If you could create the perfect murder and get away with it, would you? A young university student is charged with murder. His guitar string is wrapped around her neck. His shoe prints are left at the scene. Her earrings found under his bed. Her husband hundreds of miles away. The perfect murder? You be the judge. THE BLUFFINGTON FOUR A time travel mystery about four students who disappeared in the mid 1960s. IN THE MIDST OF A PREDATOR A very short psychological story. Bobby, a young boy alone at the fair grounds, finds comfort in a stranger who reaches out to him. Having the best night of his life, Bobby is unaware his new friend has something very different in store for him.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another great thriller by R E Swirsky.
Excellent is the only way to sum this one up. It has all the right components in all the right places and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Michael witnesses his girlfriend, Lucy, being kidnapped. When Lucy turns up dead after accidentally falling from a mountain two days later, Michael's father insists Michael call Lucy's dad to explain about the kidnapping he saw. Lucy's father refuses to hear Michael's comments and insists her death was accident, but Michael persists and suddenly things do not seem to be as they appear. I can't say anymore without giving away the plot, but there are many characters and underlying plots within this story that are so well told and carried through right to the very end. If you like murder mysteries and thrillers, you will love this book. There were many twists and unexpected turns throughout, but the ending was jut so good. I want more.