Posted by: irenesroth | January 29, 2016

The Madonna Vigilante

The Madonna Vigilante
By Aabra and Russ Heitz

This is a fast-paced novel that will keep you guessing what will happen until the end. The theme of the novel is quite unique and unlike any murder mystery of this kind that I have ever read.

The story is about Sara Marshall. She is the daughter of many generations of Philadelphia cops. But despite her lineage of pride and good works through her family, she makes a big mistake while trying to save another cop. She kills a young black female. This creates a huge uproar between the Philadelphia Police Department and the city’s very large black population. But while all of this is happening to Sara, her career crashes as well as her love life and her relationship with her family. It seems that everything that can go wrong has indeed gone wrong. As a reader, I felt truly sorry for her.

Prior to her dismissal, Sara was investigating several murders that she thought were committed by the same individual. Yet the people who were dead didn’t seem to be connected in any way. Each victim was a man, and each person was executed with one bullet to the head. Each person who was killed had a Bible quote pinned to his body. If this wasn’t bad enough, the media realizes that all the notes were written in lipstick. So, they assume that all the murders were committed by a woman who they quickly labelled the Madonna Vigilante.

So, who is the Madonna Vigilante? How can she hate men so much that she would murder two religious men in addition to her other suspects? The final answer to this question comes in the form of a confrontation on a major highway in Philadelphia. The highway has a nickname called the Sure-Kill Speedway. Can it live up to its nickname?

I loved this novel, and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in crime stories. It is a story that will keep the reader reading until the end.

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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