Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye Karen Newman is a savvy business executive whose sole experience with street violence is what she sees on the evening news The savage rape and murder of her only daughter changes all that When the aut

  • Title: Eye for an Eye
  • Author: Erika Holzer
  • ISBN: 9780812515299
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Karen Newman is a savvy business executive whose sole experience with street violence is what she sees on the evening news The savage rape and murder of her only daughter changes all that When the authorities are unable to bring the guilty to justice, Karen becomes obsessed with vengeance.She joins a vigilante group, whose sworn aim is to exterminate criminals nation widKaren Newman is a savvy business executive whose sole experience with street violence is what she sees on the evening news The savage rape and murder of her only daughter changes all that When the authorities are unable to bring the guilty to justice, Karen becomes obsessed with vengeance.She joins a vigilante group, whose sworn aim is to exterminate criminals nation wide With her special skills in public relations and publicity, she helps them realize their goal of mobilizing ordinary people across the country to their movement But nothing is as it seems Instead of justice, she finds only violence, and must finally come to examine the true cost of vengeance.Eye for an Eye reflects our sense of outrage when we read about decent people caught in the crossfire of violent crime A gripping story that explores the all too human impulse for vengeance, Eye for an Eye is a disturbing and provocative.

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    1. About half way through her Kindle book, Ayn Rand, My Fiction-Writing Teacher: A Novelist's Mentor-Protégé Relationship with the Author of Atlas Shrugged, I stopped to read Holzer’s novel, to see if she knew what she was talking about. I placed an interlibrary loan request, prepared to dislike her writing. It arrived with wonderful blurbs from awesome authors: Nelson DeMille and Dorothy Uhnak on the front cover, Ed McBain and Sandra Scoppetone on the back. Inside were more from Dorothy Salisb [...]

    2. I liked this--but it's telling that looking over my shelves to decide what needs to go to liberate shelf space, this was one of the first books I drew down. Holzer is a competent writer--and that's not to be disparaging. It's easy to understand what caught the eye of film-makers in this story of a mother looking for revenge for her murdered daughter. The adaption with Sally Field and Kiefer Sutherland is a good, memorable film, as this is a good memorable book. Not that many books, that decades [...]

    3. I read this a long time ago after seeing the movie starring Sally Field, Keifer Sutherland, and Ed Harris. Loved the movie, loved the book. Here's a short synopsis that I copied from amazon, since it's been so long since I read it and I can't remember the details - "Advertising executive Karen Newman's worst nightmares come true when a gang of street thugs rape, mutilate, and murder her daughter on Halloween night. When the gang's leader is released by a "humanitarian" judge, she is outraged. By [...]

    4. Maybe I'm just not in the mood, but I can't get past the first few pages of this book. Maybe I'll try again someday.

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