The Good Fight

The Good Fight

by Matthew R. Horn


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The Good Fight by Matthew R. Horn

Jeffery Scott had always made it on his own. Unwanted by his family, Jeff spent his childhood being shuffled from family members to orphanages before finally ending up alone, homeless, and on the street.

One night, in a dark, cold alley behind a local restaurant, Jeff's life was saved by a dark- suited, masked vigilante whose true identity was unknown to him. Sixteen years later, he crosses paths once again with the dark-suited stranger. This time, it is Jeff who saves the vigilante's life. And this time, he discovers the masked man's identity.

Jeff learns to understand the quest of good versus evil and becomes the reluctant protégé of the masked hero. Ultimately, he arrives at a crossroad where he must decide whether the quest itself if good or evil. Jeff's inner struggles eventually draw the line between what he wants to do and what he must do. His decisions not only affect those he cares about, but they alter and shape the course of his young life.

Through the mask of the vigilante, Jeff finds the courage and determination he needs to get an education, change his life, and become the person even his own family believed he could never be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936587261
Publisher: Brighton Publishing LLC
Publication date: 08/08/2011
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 8 Years

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The Good Fight 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite Nine year old Jeff is homeless and is busy getting food to eat from the dumpster behind his favorite Chicago restaurant when he finds himself watching a man in a strange rubber suit destroy three men in the alley below him. Those three men were ready to turn on Jeff and kill him. Sixteen years pass, and Jeff has never forgotten this man who saved his life although he works long hours to support himself and earn a college degree at night. Then the man in the rubber suit approaches Jeff once again. His name is Jim McMillan and this time, he wants Jeff to take his place as the rubber suited vigilante who takes on gangs and people who are up to no good. Jeff is honored as he has had few people in his life who have cared for him and watched over him but Jim wants to train Jeff by testing him in different situations. Jeff has no time for himself and for Brooke, the girl in his life. Can he honor Jim by succeeding him in his vigilante role? "The Good Fight: A Fight for Truth and Justice" is an interesting and exciting tale that tells of one man's heroic stand against criminals and human predators. Jeff as near-orphan who has been neglected by his family is the perfect main character for this fascinating tale. Jim McMillan, the rubber-suited vigilante, is totally believable as he goes about inflicting justice upon bad people. That he watches Jeff and wants him to be totally hooked on his way of life is understandable. The plot needs some work as it will not always be apparent to the reader in the book's many situations as to whether Jim is behind it all or not. But "The Good Fight" is a story readers will want to put on their list of 'must reads.'
BaronBookReview More than 1 year ago
This is the first book from the author and it's an out of the ordinary read. The topic was new to me and it was a nice change from the usual shoot 'em up thriller. Although slow or drawn out in some spots, overall the book was easy to follow. I'm not too sure about the character of Jeff's girlfriend other than to show Jeff is moving into another stage of adulthood, but the reader doesn't really learn much about her. The theme of "good over bad" is an interesting one to ponder. What would YOU do if you saw a crime in progress? Or if someone asked you to help pro-actively fight a crime? I'd give The Good Fight a 4 out of 5 star rating.
SunnyActon More than 1 year ago
This was a smooth, enjoyable read and I found the entire book very entertaining. I bought it at the recommendation of a friend, and really didn't expect such an entertaining ride. It kept me intrigued throughout the whole book, always wondering how Jeff (the main character) was going to handle the issues before him. He's a normal guy with some not-so-normal issues-- and I grew to admire and respect him for his choices. It was a nice change from the usual super-hero kind of story. I love a good book that can (like Calgone) "take me away". That's what a good story does, and The Good Fight did a great job of that. I hope this author writes a sequel--I'd read it for sure.
-A-S-H- More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this. In the time where super heroes are everywhere on TV, Movies and in theaters it was nice to see a realistic approach to what happens when one person who comes from nothing truly does try to take a stand and make a difference. It makes you wonder what does it really take to make that difference and what the cost could be as well. It's a good well thought out read that i thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to more from this new author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago