Justice will be served when those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. —Benjamin Franklin
Has there ever been a case where deep down you’ve cried ‘foul’ when the criminal is either acquitted or receives a light sentence? Intellectually and morally, you understand and believe in the bedrock principle that a person charged with a crime is entitled to a jury of one’s peers who must find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt but still… The murderer, child abuser, or white collar swindler has gotten off scot-free. That’s not right! Shouldn’t the person pay?
I explore this morality quagmire n my latest Carina Press book, HER DARK PROTECTOR, which is out today. Against the backdrop of South Florida, the justice system has been rendered impotent with corruption permeating the highest levels. The bad guys are winning; it’s time for the good guys to take a stand.Differing philosophies and motivations pit a secret justice society and a vigilante group in the fight against crime. On the surface what the two groups share is a sense of belonging and purpose in a society weary of crime. However, the Justice Alliance and its membership of Justice Hunters seek to aid the justice system by gathering evidence, tracking down witnesses and protecting those law enforcement individuals at risk. In contrast the ‘Veritas’ have found a way to exact justice for a price; they are vigilantes for hire.
Add to the mix a heroine who as a state attorney believes justice is society’s glue and a drug lord who follows law of the jungle, and the battlefield is set.
I did think of the unlikely mix of the Death Wish movie series starring Charles Bronson and the comic strip series The Justice League as I wrote this book. What appeals to you as a reader about stories where a person takes a stand against crime?
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