Books about Vigilantism

  1. Red Harvest

    by Dashiell Hammett
    A private detective infiltrates a corrupt town to clean up the crime and corruption.

    The Continental Op is called to Personville (known as "Poisonville" to the locals) by the newspaper publisher Donald Willsson, who is murdered before the Op has a chance to meet with him. The Op ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Watchmen

    by Alan Moore
    A group of vigilante superheroes face a looming danger, exposing the darkness of the world.

    This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Girl in the Spider's Web

    by David Lagercrantz
    A hacker teams up with a journalist to battle a criminal organization and save the world.

    Computer scientist Frans Balder abandons a prestigious job in Silicon Valley and returns to Sweden to take custody of his autistic son August. Balder is informed by several law enforcement agencies ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Hawkeye, Volume 2: Little Hits

    by Matt Fraction
    Superhero adventures of Hawkeye and his allies, fighting crime in New York City.

    Collects Hawkeye (2012) #6-11. Ace archer Clint Barton faces the digital doomsday of - DVR-Mageddon! Then: Cherry's got a gun. And she looks good in it. And Hawkeye gets very, very distracted. Plus: ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. Night School

    by Lee Child
    A former military policeman investigates a mysterious school where students have gone missing.

    In 1996, U.S. Army Major Jack Reacher is in Virginia to receive a medal for eliminating two militants in the Balkans when he receives orders from his superior officer and trusted friend, Leon Garber, ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Twelve Sharp

    by Janet Evanovich
    A female bounty hunter tracks down a murderer while uncovering a larger conspiracy.

    Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, where bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is about to implode in Janet Evanovich's wildest, hottest novel yet! FIRST A STRANGER APPEARS While chasing down the usual ... (Goodreads)

  7. Killing Floor

    by Lee Child
    An ex-military cop is thrust into a dangerous criminal underworld to solve the murder of a woman.

    Jack Reacher gets off a Greyhound bus in the town of Margrave, Georgia , because he remembers his brother mentioning that a blues musician named Blind Blake had died there. Much to his surprise, ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Batman: The Long Halloween

    by Jeph Loeb
    Batman's quest to unmask a mysterious serial killer in Gotham City.

    At a wedding in June, Gotham City mob boss Carmine "The Roman" Falcone tries to pressure Bruce Wayne to help launder money, but Bruce refuses. Bruce leaves the party with his quasi-girlfriend Selina ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Batman: Hush

    by Jeph Loeb
    A thrilling story of Batman's battle against a powerful villain, full of twists and turns.

    The story begins with Batman rescuing a boy kidnapped by Killer Croc when Catwoman steals the ransom money for the boy. As Batman swings through Gotham City in pursuit of her, his grapple is cut and ... (Wikipedia)

  10. The Midnight Line

    by Lee Child
    An ex-military cop's race against time to solve a mysterious case involving a stolen bracelet.

    After spending the night with a woman named Michelle Chang (from, Make Me, ), Jack Reacher is traveling through Wisconsin when he happens to stop at a pawnshop selling an unusual item: a 2005 West ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 3

    by Sui Ishida

    天敵“白鳩"に両親を殺害された少女・ヒナミ。悲劇の少女の為に、“白鳩"の本拠地[CCG]へカネキとトーカは足を踏み入れる。そこには、受け入れざるを得ない悲しみの螺旋階段が待ち受けていた──! ... (Goodreads)

  12. No Middle Name: Jack Reacher, The Complete Collected Short Stories

    by Lee Child
    Collection of short stories featuring the popular character Jack Reacher and his adventures.

    No Middle Name: Jack Reacher, The Complete Collected Short Stories. Jack 'No Middle Name' Reacher, lone wolf, knight errant, ex military cop, lover of women, scourge of the wicked and righter of ... (Goodreads)

  13. Death Match

    by Lincoln Child
    Detective investigates a series of mysterious deaths that leads to a complex and sinister conspiracy.

    When a perfect couple commits double suicide, alarms go off in the offices of the high-tech matchmaking company. Investigation into a second couple's double suicide reveals a stunning labyrinth of ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Snowman

    by Jo Nesbø
    Detective Harry Hole investigates a series of grisly murders, with the help of a mysterious snowman.

    In 1980, a married woman has illicit sex with a lover while her adolescent son waits in a car outside; their lovemaking is disturbed when they think somebody is looking at them from outside the ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Feast of Fools

    by Rachel Caine
    A group of supernatural misfits join forces to save their city from a powerful evil.

    The wait is over. dig into the feast... In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though, especially with the arrival of ... (Goodreads)

  16. Identity Crisis

    by Brad Meltzer
    A murder mystery set in the DC Comics universe, uncovering the secrets of a mysterious organization.

    While Elongated Man is on a stakeout , during which a minor villain called Bolt is shot and wounded by criminals, his wife Sue Dibny is murdered in their apartment, apparently dying of burns. The DC ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Never Go Back

    by Lee Child
    Ex-army cop Jack Reacher returns to take on a powerful adversary.

    At a motel outside Washington D.C. , former army cop Jack Reacher is confronted by two men, who call him a disgrace and order him to leave town. Reacher refuses, and subdues them in a brief ... (Wikipedia)

  18. 1st to Die

    by James Patterson
    Four female friends team up to catch a killer preying on newlyweds.

    Four crime-solving friends face off against a killer in San Francisco in the Women's Murder Club novel that started James Patterson's thrilling series. Each one holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay ... (Goodreads)

  19. Extreme Measures

    by Vince Flynn
    CIA operative is sent on a mission to stop a terrorist threat.

    The latest pulse-pounding thriller by #1 "New York Times" bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn explodes onto the scene with a deadly and charismatic hero fans will cheer for all the way to the last ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Escape

    by David Baldacci
    A former US military operative is framed and must prove his innocence while on the run.

    It's a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it's impossible. Until now. John Puller's older ... (Goodreads)

  21. Batman: Hush, Vol. 1

    by Jeph Loeb
    Batman must face a mysterious enemy who knows his secrets and is manipulating him.

    The story begins with Batman rescuing a boy kidnapped by Killer Croc when Catwoman steals the ransom money for the boy. As Batman swings through Gotham City in pursuit of her, his grapple is cut and ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Batman: Dark Victory

    by Jeph Loeb
    Batman's efforts to protect Gotham City from a new wave of crime and the mysterious Hangman killer.

    It has been several months after the killer known as " Holiday " was apprehended. "Holiday" was actually Alberto Falcone , attempting to one-up his father, and prove he is more than capable of ... (Wikipedia)

  23. 61 Hours

    by Lee Child
    An ex-military cop races against the clock to uncover a sinister plot and protect a witness in small-town South Dakota.

    Jack Reacher is hitching a ride on a senior citizen's tour through South Dakota in the middle of winter when the bus skids out on the interstate, disabling it. Together with the bus driver and the ... (Wikipedia)

  24. Batman: Year One

    by Frank Miller
    The origin story of Batman, tracing his journey to become Gotham City's greatest hero.

    Bruce Wayne returns home to Gotham City at the age of twenty-five from training abroad in martial arts, man-hunting, and science for the past 12 years. James Gordon moves to Gotham City with his ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories

    by Craig Johnson
    A collection of twelve short stories featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire and his adventures in Absaroka County, Wyoming.

    Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume—featuring an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips of A&E’s, Longmire, Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short ... (Goodreads)

  26. Batman, Volume 3: Death of the Family

    by Scott Snyder
    Batman is faced with an old foe, who has a sinister and deadly plan.

    After having his face sliced off, The Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City; shaking Batman to his core! But even for a man who’s committed a lifetime of murder, he’s more dangerous than ... (Goodreads)

  27. Batman, Volume 2: The City of Owls

    by Scott Snyder
    Batman battles a secret society that has been manipulating Gotham City for centuries.

    For over a century, the Court of Owls has ruled Gotham City in secret—their reach inescapable, their power unstoppable. Until they battled the Batman. Gotham's vigilante protector managed to escape ... (Goodreads)

  28. Batman: The Black Mirror

    by Scott Snyder
    Dark and complex exploration of the Batman mythos, the darkness within Bruce Wayne, and the power of his legacy.

    The plot tells the story of Dick Grayson continued adventures as Batman as Bruce Wayne continues his work for Batman Incorporated . Dick must battle against several villains, one of whom is selling ... (Wikipedia)

  29. Assassins

    by Tim LaHaye
    On a mission to prevent a supernatural apocalypse, a team of assassins must protect their world.

    Rayford, filled with rage over so many losses, contemplates killing Nicolae Carpathia. He is so obsessed with the idea that he becomes stern and short tempered at times. At the New Babylon palace, ... (Wikipedia)

  30. The Whispering Room

    by Dean Koontz
    A woman unravels a deadly conspiracy while on the run from a powerful and dangerous foe.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER • Jane Hawk—fiction’s most relentless, resourceful, stunning new heroine—continues her battle against a murderous conspiracy in the riveting sequel to, The Silent Corner., ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. The Silent Corner

    by Dean Koontz
    A woman discovers a web of conspiracy, uncovering secrets of a sinister organization.

    Meet Jane Hawk—a remarkable new heroine certain to become an icon of suspense, propelled by the singular narrative genius of #1, New York Times, bestselling author Dean Koontz. “I very much need to ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Camel Club

    by David Baldacci
    A group of conspiracy theorists investigate a series of mysterious events, uncovering secrets at the highest levels of government.

    The exciting beginning of a talked-about series. Existing at the fringes of Washington D.C., the Club consists of four eccentric members. Led by a mysterious man known as "Oliver Stone," they study ... (Goodreads)

  33. Batman: Earth One, Volume 1

    by Geoff Johns
    An origin story of the DC Comics superhero Batman, reimagined in a modern setting.

    Bruce Wayne is the eight-year-old son of Dr. Thomas Wayne , a mayoral candidate for Gotham City , and Martha Wayne (, née, Arkham). After receiving death threats , Thomas contacts his friend Alfred ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Worth Dying For

    by Lee Child
    An ex-military cop confronts a dangerous drug cartel while trying to rescue a kidnapped child.

    Following the events of, 61 Hours, , Jack Reacher is on his way to Virginia to meet Maj. Susan Turner, the current commanding officer of his old unit, the 110th Military Police Squadron. En route, he ... (Wikipedia)

  35. The Chemist

    by Stephenie Meyer
    An ex-secret agent is forced to come out of hiding to protect herself from those she once served.

    In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few ... (Barnes & Noble)

  36. Busman's Honeymoon

    by Dorothy L. Sayers
    A newly married couple must put their honeymoon on pause to solve a murder mystery.

    After an engagement of some months following the events at the end of, Gaudy Night, , Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane marry. They plan to spend their honeymoon at Talboys, an old farmhouse in ... (Wikipedia)

  37. Full Blast

    by Janet Evanovich
    A wild ride of suspense and adventure, as the protagonists battle a sinister enemy.

    There's never a dull moment for the residents of Beaumont, South Carolina. Lately, a heat wave's spiked the mercury-and everyone's sex drive! These days, when Jamie runs into Max, it's all she can do ... (Goodreads)

  38. R is for Ricochet

    by Sue Grafton
    Private investigator Kinsey Millhone sets out to unravel a decades-old unsolved case of a missing woman.

    Kinsey Millhone agrees to escort Reba, the daughter of Nord Lafferty, out of prison to the Lafferty mansion and watch over Reba until she is settled into her life out of prison. Reba was serving a ... (Wikipedia)

  39. A Perfect Evil

    by Alex Kava
    A gripping tale of suspense as a small town is plunged into terror, and a detective races against time to uncover the truth.

    A killer is watching . . . The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What's worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Punisher, Vol. 1: Welcome Back, Frank

    by Garth Ennis
    Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, returns to New York City to clean up the streets and take down the criminal underworld.

    Frank, still depicted as a Vietnam War veteran, reestablishes himself in New York City by taking on the Gnucci crime syndicate. Detective Soap is assigned to "catch" the Punisher; it is purely a P.R. ... (Wikipedia)

  41. Dexter By Design

    by Jeff Lindsay
    Dexter Morgan, blood spatter analyst and serial killer, is back to solve a series of gruesome murders in Miami's art world.

    After the events of the previous book , Dexter Morgan is eager to resume his hobby of stalking violent criminals, but first, he must endure a honeymoon in Paris with his unsuspecting wife, Rita . At ... (Wikipedia)

  42. Batman: R.I.P.

    by Grant Morrison
    Batman faces his greatest challenge yet as he battles the Black Glove and the mysterious Dr. Hurt, leading to his ultimate demise.

    The story begins with Batman and Robin perched onto a gothic building lit by lightning. Batman defiantly proclaims "Batman and Robin will never die!" Events then flash back to Gotham City six months ... (Wikipedia)

  43. Hawkeye, Volume 3: L.A. Woman

    by Matt Fraction
    The adventures of a super-powered, Native American hero on a mission to save Los Angeles.

    Collects Hawkeye Annual #1, Hawkeye #14, #16, #18, #20. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. NYPD Red 2

    by James Patterson
    NYPD Red detectives investigate a Hollywood starlet's murder while juggling their own personal dramas.

    NYPD Red's finest detectives are about to investigate a brutal crime scene in Central Park . . . but even their training can't prepare them for the biggest case of their careers. When NYPD Red ... (Barnes & Noble)

  45. Last Man Standing

    by David Baldacci
    An ex-CIA agent's mission to reveal a powerful conspiracy and keep his family safe.

    Web London and the FBI's super-elite Hostage Rescue Team are sent down an alley for a surprise attack on a drug dealer's lair. As they move with stealth precision towards the target, they are ... (Wikipedia)

  46. Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1

    by Chuck Dixon
    Bane, a ruthless villain, breaks Batman's back and takes over Gotham City. Can a new hero rise to save the day?

    The inmates of Gotham City's Arkham Asylum are loose, and Batman is in hot pursuit of The Joker, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Scarecrow and more. Pushed to the limit, the Dark Knight comes ... (Barnes & Noble)

  47. Daredevil: Born Again

    by Frank Miller
    A vigilante superhero must rebuild his life after his identity is revealed and his enemies target him.

    Karen Page , the former secretary of the Nelson & Murdock law offices in New York City and ex-girlfriend of Matt Murdock , had left years earlier to pursue an acting career. After a brief period of ... (Wikipedia)

  48. Moon Knight, Vol. 1: From the Dead

    by Warren Ellis
    Moon Knight, a former mercenary, returns to New York to fight crime and his own inner demons.

    Collects Moon Knight #1-6. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  49. Batman: Knightfall, Part One: Broken Bat

    by Doug Moench
    Bruce Wayne must overcome a powerful new villain in order to reclaim Gotham as Batman.

    The Dark Knight's greatest enemies have all simultaneously escaped from Arkham Asylum and are preying on Gotham City. With his city under siege, Batman pushes his body to the limit as he takes on The ... (Goodreads)

  50. Batman, Volume 1: The Court of Owls

    by Scott Snyder
    Batman battles a secret society of assassins in Gotham City, unraveling its darkest secrets.

    After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly ... (Goodreads)

  51. Kick-Ass

    by Mark Millar
    A teenage boy's transformation into a masked vigilante, fighting crime and corruption.

    The first volume of The Dave Lizewski Years , originally titled Kick-Ass , is set over the course of two years. Dave Lizewski, an otherwise ordinary New York City high school student, comic book fan, ... (Wikipedia)

  52. Pale Horse Coming

    by Stephen Hunter
    A young black man is falsely accused of a crime and sent to a brutal prison farm in Mississippi. A white prison guard helps him escape.

    In 1951, Arkansas attorney Sam Vincent is hired by Davis Trugood, a Chicago lawyer, to verify the death of the Trugood's client's manservant in Thebes, Mississippi , a desolate shantytown cut off ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Batman: The Man Who Laughs

    by Ed Brubaker
    Batman faces off against the Joker, who is terrorizing Gotham with a deadly new toxin.

    Captain James Gordon and other officers are investigating a building filled with disfigured corpses; they have chalk-white skin, green hair, red lips, and rictus grins . Batman appears and pledges to ... (Wikipedia)

  54. Batman: Knightfall, Part Three: Knightsend

    by Doug Moench
    After being broken by Bane, Batman returns to Gotham to reclaim his mantle and face his ultimate foe, Azrael.

    In the final chapter of this series, Bruce Wayne completes his improbable recovery from his broken back and is ready to resume his role as Gotham's protector. But Jean Paul Valley, the man who now ... (Goodreads)

  55. Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again

    by Frank Miller
    Batman returns to fight against a corrupt government and a new generation of villains.

    It's been three years since the events of The Dark Knight Returns, and everything is just fine. At least on the surface. What the world at large doesn't know is that it's a total sham. A perfectly ... (Goodreads)

  56. Batwoman: Elegy

    by Greg Rucka
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery and revenge to save her city from darkness.

    Batwoman battles a madwoman known only as Alice , inspired by, Alice in Wonderland, , who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable. Batwoman must stop Alice from unleashing ... (Wikipedia)

  57. Batman: Hush, Vol. 2

    by Jeph Loeb
    Batman confronts the mysterious Hush, as he and his allies attempt to unravel the truth behind his scheme.

    The story begins with Batman rescuing a boy kidnapped by Killer Croc when Catwoman steals the ransom money for the boy. As Batman swings through Gotham City in pursuit of her, his grapple is cut and ... (Wikipedia)

  58. Batman: Under the Hood, Volume 1

    by Judd Winick
    Batman confronts a new villain, the Red Hood, who has a personal vendetta against him and knows his secret identity.

    A flashback to Batman's early years (post Dick Grayson 's retirement as Robin ) shows a young Jason Todd attempting to steal the wheels of the Batmobile . He becomes the new Robin. The gangster Black ... (Wikipedia)

  59. Silent Prey

    by John Sandford
    A crime thriller following an investigation by detective Lucas Davenport.

    His guards slain, the brilliant yet insane pathologist of 'Eyes of Prey" flees to New York, there to continue his research into aspects of death. Carefully, Michael Bekker conducts his experiments, ... (Goodreads)

  60. Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

    by Frank Miller
    The origin story of blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who becomes the vigilante Daredevil to fight crime in Hell's Kitchen.

    A fire burns deep within Matt Murdock. He was raised by a single father, an over-the-hill prizefighter with one last chance to make it good - a chance that cost him his life! Taunted and tormented by ... (Goodreads)

  61. Sin City, Vol. 3: The Big Fat Kill

    by Frank Miller
    Dark, crime-filled cityscape in a noir-style story of revenge, justice and morality.

    One of "Sin City's" most fascinatingly conflicted characters, Dwight, returns in "The Big Fat Kill", the third volume of Frank Miller's seminal noir comic and the inspiration for one of the segments ... (Goodreads)

  62. The Passenger

    by Lisa Lutz
    A woman on the run, reinventing her identity in a desperate bid to escape her past.

    “A dead-serious thriller (with a funny bone)” (,The New York Times Book Review,), from the author of the, New York Times, bestselling Spellman Files series, comes the story of a woman who creates and ... (Barnes & Noble)

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