In a world filled with injustice, there are some willing to commit everything so justice will prevail. Just like the knights of old, the modern-day Knights of the Order of the Saltire are pledged to help preserve freedom and justice for others. But what happens when the Order becomes targeted by a major crime syndicate bent on its destruction? Tom Anderson yearns to be part of something bigger than himself. Once out of the military, he is recruited into the Order, a secret society formed to help preserve justice and freedom. The Order acts as an extension of the justice system, secretly helping law enforcement bring criminals to justice without revealing the existence of the Order. But when a leader of the crime syndicate becomes aware of the existence of the Order, Tom and his fellow Knights find themselves in a fight for survival against a criminal bent on revenge.
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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that if you enjoy the spate of Marvel and DC superhero movies that have been popular the last few years, then you are going to enjoy The Knights of the Saltire, book one of the series of the same name. My thinking is that a vigilante is a vigilante. If you like what they do when they acquire super powers, you will probably like them when they are just dedicated, well meaning citizens. William Speir gives us not one vigilante, but an entire secret organization. An Order, as it were. This is the story and premise of The Knights of the Saltire and it is a fascinating one. The novel is written in one of the best police story tones I have read recently. As I was reading it, I felt strangely like I was watching back to back episodes of Law and Order. I like this book. I like the idea of a secret society of honorable, strong men who say, “enough is enough,” and decide to help society bring bad guys to justice. I know that it is a lot more difficult and complicated than the movies would have me believe. In reality, taking justice into your own hands requires honor, secrecy, incredible knowledge, and not a little luck and experience. This is the story William Speir tells, and luckily he tells it well. The characters are believable and the plot is snatched right out of real life. I liked it a lot!