That's the entire story. Too bad Griffin didn't go looking under a rock under a rock for the plot before we wrote this one.
Feb 05, Btetlow rated it did not like it. I'm sorry but must be in the top 5 worst books I have ever finished.
Poorly written, no plot that I could find, and the "thought bubble" and "news clippings" way of filling in back ground information nearly drove me insane. I have no idea why half the characters in the book were even mentioned?
His girlfriend served no purpose to the story or him it would seem. The Russian? Why was he there? It was woeful. No plot, no linking of events, no substance, no ending so to speak of. Why did I keep readi I'm sorry but must be in the top 5 worst books I have ever finished.
Why did I keep reading???? Average, probably the weakest in the Badge Of Honor series. It seemed to me that the book didn't know where it was going at times I guess they just dropped his character from the earlier books. I hope the next in this series picks up the pace some. Aug 18, Sean rated it did not like it. Loved this series when it started.
Tailed off a bit when brought into "present time". This last one was a stinker though. I really think his son is writing these books and he's just adding his name to them.
At least that is what I hope Sep 17, Jmrathbone rated it it was ok. I was looking forward to another in the Badge of Honor series, but this one wasn't up to previous standards.
May 16, George rated it it was ok Shelves: overdrive. This one just sort of spins in place. The usual summaries and discussions of inane objects, stuffs a good 9 hour book into 13 hours Now, the plot revolves around a rich guy paying bounty for scalps of bad guys. The collection increases with a pervert whacko in the lead. Our hero, Matt, spends his time looking at screen savers and collecting information as he's been banned from action, but finally finds it.
It wasn't suspenseful; rather, it was boring. None of the other characters that we know andl love are really players in this story. Maybe I'll go on to Jul 07, Jonathan rated it it was amazing. I haven't read a lot of books by this author, but the ones I''ve read have a action packed,and this novel is no different. In this installment,the idea of vigilante justice is explored and the consequences that come with it. A huge trigger warning is in order because a lot of violence is present in the novel,as well as mentions of sex crimes,so stay far away if that's not your thing.
However,if you can stomach it, you're more than likely going to be impressed with Griffin's hard hitting and cine I haven't read a lot of books by this author, but the ones I''ve read have a action packed,and this novel is no different. However,if you can stomach it, you're more than likely going to be impressed with Griffin's hard hitting and cinematic writing style. A quick read despite its'length!
Feb 03, Kandyce Barber rated it liked it. A quick paced crime novel. A bit rushed at the end I remember why I stopped reading these books. Apparently the next one is the real low point, and then it gets better. So I guess I'll plug on.
Aug 13, John rated it liked it. May 30, Kathy rated it did not like it. Too violent. Dec 31, Matthew A. Smith rated it liked it.
Editorial Reviews. About the Author. William E. Butterworth IV has worked closely with his father, W.E.B. Griffin, for a decade, and is the coauthor of seven. The Vigilantes (Badge of Honor Book 10) and millions of other books are . The Traffickers (Badge of Honor, Book 9) by W.E.B. Griffin Paperback $
Not the best book of the series. The ending is weak, and could have been better. Jun 21, Donna rated it really liked it Shelves: challenge Someone is going around killing men who raped women. Matt and the police department try to find this person who is leaving fingerprints all over the place but is not in any system.
While thriller and mystery writers age and their output slows or diminishes in quality, their longtime fans want the stories to keep coming and the new fans want new works to come out while they mine the earlier catalog. Some hire ghost writers or take on collaborators who do much of the heavy lifting of the actual story-telling while the famous names edit, polish and add their own voice in order to satisfy their fanbase.
Sometimes, the more famous writer picks out a collaborator from less-establ While thriller and mystery writers age and their output slows or diminishes in quality, their longtime fans want the stories to keep coming and the new fans want new works to come out while they mine the earlier catalog. Sometimes, the more famous writer picks out a collaborator from less-established authors or those looking for a break.
Aug 13, John rated it liked it. Recent searches Clear All. SO incredibly disappointed in this book. Butterworth, and most recently William E. Amanda Law, the damsel in distress he rescued in The Traffickers.
And sometimes, they find the collaborator right under their own roof, as Dick Francis did with his son Felix, Clive Cussler did with his son Dirk and W. Griffin did with his son, William E. Of course, being the son of a famous writer is no guarantor of writing ability or talent. The Francis duo seem to be handling the meld smoothly, but Dirk Cussler has taken a little time to get up to speed with his father Clive -- not a huge liability since Clive himself is a great yarn-spinner but no master of prose style.
And then there are the Butterworths. Griffin, who was born William E. Griffin's own style reads almost like a parody of tough-guy red-blooded adventure novels -- he is one of the few post-pulp-era writers I have ever seen who uses the phrase "bountiful breasts" as straight description without any irony whatsoever.
But his son's influence has smoothed the stories considerably and reduced the guffaw factor by several times. Vigilantes is a good example. Detective Matt Payne, one of the mainstay characters of the Badge of Honor series, finds himself trying to solve the mystery of a series of "pop-and-drop" murders in Philadelphia. Someone is tracking down men who accused of sexual crimes against women or children who either fled after posting bail or who escaped conviction on a technicality, and killing them.
Although Philly police aren't all that broken up by these deaths, the worry that a rise of vigilantism could do a lot of harm and endanger innocents as well as the guilty. A millionaire who offers a reward for the capture of some of these felons -- dead or alive -- isn't helping matters. In Griffin the elder Butterworth 's hands, one could see this story filled with a speech or two about taking the streets back from criminals and some similar ham-handed narrative killers.
But Butterworth IV weaves the preaching into the story, basing much of his exposition on real-life reporting or stories about actual areas of Philadelphia and events that happen there. I'll pick up a Griffin solo book if I can't find anything else on the shelves, but the Griffin-Butterworth collaborations are actually fun reads.