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Pure Justice
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Copyright:  April, 19, 2012 ISBN-13:  9781466205796

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Someone you care about is murdered and those responsible escape justice because of a corrupt legal system. What would you do?

Ted Braxton always believed in living a life of duty and honor. He had joined the Marines straight out of High School and was sent to Vietnam to serve his country, but once he returned home he found a country he no longer recognized. With the murder of his two friends Mack and Terry who had returned with him, Ted started on a new mission. An anti-war group was targeting military personnel for heinous attacks to make their political statement, so when they tortured and murdered Mack and Terry then were acquitted, this made Ted decide to make sure those who were guilty and who’d escaped justice for their crimes by corrupting the legal system pay their debt in full. Ted was trained in the art of killing. He was good at it and he enjoyed it.

This is the story of one man’s mission to assure justice was paid for victims who had yet to receive theirs and the Detective who must try and stop him before he is able to achieve his goal of imparting Pure Justice.


Lisa stood there with her eyes tightly closed, not sure what to do. She knew she had to act before he decided to attack her again. She swallowed and opened her eyes to the unthinkable. His head was gone! The fear once again gripped her body; she couldn’t move, she couldn’t scream. She stood there transfixed as she watched the headless body of her attacker crumble to the ground. She wanted to run, but found her feet wouldn't move. Lisa then noticed something wet on her face and she reached a shaky hand up to wipe the offending substance off. As she pulled her hand away, she held it out and looked at it. Blood? Oh my God; it’s blood! The words screamed in her mind as the world closed in on her again. Her head was spinning, as she was unable to fully comprehend the vision in front of her. As she started to slip into the darkness once more; a face appeared before her with steel blue eyes. “Oh God, please, no!” The words barely escaped her lips.
“Don’t worry, you’re safe now. He’ll never be able to hurt anyone again.” She barely heard the words as his hands reached out to steady her. “He received what he deserved, so justice has been fulfilled.” His steel blue eyes burned into her with such intensity that she felt they would consume her, but to her surprise, all her fear was gone now. Her eyes were locked on his like a lifeline, when he did something that surprised her even more. He pointed a gloved finger at his own eye, then down to the head lying next to the crumpled, bloody body and softly said, “An eye for an eye.”

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Pure Justice-Must Read!!
I truly enjoyed this novel by Linda L. Barton. It was a very fast-paced, quick read that had me questioning my beliefs in our justice system. This story followed two men that had lots in common - both had incidents where the justice system may not have prevailed, and they were both veterans of our country. However, the ways these two men responded to this breach of faith were different. My only complaint -- I was NOT ready for this story to end! I wanted MORE!!

Fans of Fern Michaels Sisterhood series would greatly enjoy this story!! Can't wait to read more by this Indie Author!
FYI -- this story has some graphic gory scenes in it that had me cheering and cringing at the same time! I was very shocked that I cringed -- I am a HUGE reader of thrillers and thought I had seen it all!!

A thought provoking thriller
This is the story of an Vietnam vet, bent on revenge for the brutal murder of his friends, turns vigilante. He then devotes his life to ridding the streets of 'scum'. On the flip side is the cop who is trying to catch him, who has also known great sadness in his life.

This was a very thought provoking book. It deals with the subject of an eye for an eye. Does Doug the cop turn in Ted the vigilante even though he is essentially doing his job for him and clearing the streets of rapists, thieves etc? Having known terrible sadness in his own life he is torn between doing his job and giving in to his real feelings. This was a great paced novel, with a good theme. It is not for the faint-hearted however as some of the scenes are pretty graphic. The characters were solid and I understood and agreed with their feelings and the motives behind their actions.

Having read this authors previous novel, I felt this was much better. It is not easy to deal with such an emotive subject and do it justice (pardon the pun!) but this author has achieved that and then some!

Not Revenge, but Pure Justice
Pure Justice is the story of a young man's desire to be sure Justice is served and criminals do not get out of paying for their crimes by some technicality, and go free to commit more heinous crimes. This is a very poignant story that makes you do some real soul-searching and deep thinking. You won't be able to put it down! Watch for more from Linda Barton...I believe we will be hearing more good things from this author. Can't wait for the next book!

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