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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dr. Vigilante


Creator: Alberto Hazan
Dr. Robert McKenzie
Dr. Donohue: Tall, broad-shouldered, and handsome
Dr. Sanchez
Dr. Simone
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Valentine
Dr. Cheng
Sharon Reede
Michelle Rivera, RN
Detective Macy
Detective Landers

Doctor by day. Vigilante by night. Robert lives a double life in New York City. He spends his days treating patients at the St. Jude's Hospital ER and his nights going after the psychopaths who wrong them: the child molesters, wife beaters, and rapists. But when the fiery, beautiful new social worker discovers his secret identity and their love affair takes off, Robert is forced to face some hard questions: Do the ends justify the means? After years of hunting down psychopaths, is Robert turning into one himself? An action thriller with strong, distinct characters, filled with suspense and surprise, Dr. Vigilante is also a love story unfolding amid the turmoil and drama of a busy ER.
Robert McKenzie, 43, is built like an All-American linebacker with the agility of an Olympic gymnast: He carries ten thousand worth of miniaturized spy equipment; dressed in long-sleeved elastane top and his favorite pair of dark polyester pants. Takes him 8 seconds to karate whip two hoodlums.
His apartment closet: He pressed a hidden button and there was a low hum. The opposite wall slid open, revealing a hidden storage compartment.  He pulled open a drawer and took out one of seven neatly folded black outfits. They looked like thin wetsuits, but the material was much more durable, capable of protecting him from most knife blades and small caliber bullets. Over these he slipped on a pair of Diesel jeans and his favorite cotton tan sweatshirt. In another compartment was revealed  a polished steel safe. An 8-number combination and the safe clicked open. Inside was his arsenal: handguns, shotguns, knives, syringes, and all sorts of explosives. His preferred weapons are a SIG Sauer 9mm P226 and HK 45, and Glock 17, as well as a small shotgun that fits in a scabbard on his back.
Newspaper headlines call him the Psychopath Hunter, the Manhattan Vigilante, and Avenger.
A lone wolf, he rides a Ducati motorcycle, sometimes reaching speeds over 120 mph.
            Guillermo Martinez : Central America’s fiercest  freedom fighter taught him street fighting and modern warfare when Robert served as a doctor in his country.
Sharon Reede, 28, ER Social Worker: Recently arrived from Indiana, she has long blond hair, large brown eyes, and a small frame. Her feisty attitude and “no quit” spirit captured Robert’s heart, and they soon become lovers.
Detective Macy and Detective Landers are the police investigating the Manhattan Vigilante, and they also suspect Robert as the city’s Avenger. At the end, Detective Landers catches him about to set fire to two neo-Nazis. Holding a gun on him, the detective gives him two choices: Do the deed and die, or leave them for the police and he’ll give him 24 hours to disappear from the city before an arrest warrant is issued.
There are four novels in this interesting series. In the last two novels we have a villain enter the stories called The Owl.
Dr. Vigilante #1 (VB Publishing) 2013
Dr. Vigilante #2 (VB Publishing) 2016

Dr. Vigilante #3 (VB Publishing) 2016

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