Claude Bouchard Books

Crime Thrillers and other Stuff...

Thrillers so believable they could be non-fiction...
(#12) Getting Even - Born of old money, attractive and well educated, philanthropist, William Enright had been the picture of the perfect socialite until his arrest and conviction as Montreal's 'Homeless Killer'.

After spending nine years in British Columbia's maximum security Kent Institution, William succeeds in executing a masterful escape with only one purpose in mind...

Finding Captain Dave McCall and the others who sent him to hell and, getting even.

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(#11) Sins in the Sun - For most, "Caribbean vacation" invokes visions of sun, sand and fun, which is precisely what millionaire and government operative Chris Barry has in mind when he and his wife, Sandy, arrive in Puerto Plata... until they learn their good friend and resort manager, Ollie Lomas, has been severely beaten, the victim of intimidation by mobster, Pedro Gomez.

Assisted by his 'Discreet Activities' colleagues, the Policía Nacional's Deputy Director and the head of the Navy, Chris embarks on an elaborate scheme, sparing no expense to teach Gomez that messing with the wrong crowd can and will result in dire consequences.

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(#10) See You in Saigon - Seventeen years earlier, Dennis 'Scorpion' Roy of the Devil's Delight was assassinated by the infamous serial killer known as the Vigilante.

Shortly after, the notorious biker gang allegedly went defunct though rumours amongst law enforcement officials suggested the organization continued to operate and thrive in stealth mode.

When the Devil's Delight's sustained existence is confirmed, the Discreet Activities team is shocked to learn the gang's leader is none other than Scorpion, alive and well and currently in Vietnam on 'business'.

Asked to assist in the dismantling of the Devil's Delight, the D.A. team heads to Vietnam to hunt down Scorpion, the only criminal who managed to survive the Vigilante...

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(#9) The First Sixteen - The Prequel - Once upon a time, there was Vigilante, the first volume of the Vigilante Series,

but from its beginning, it was said that sixteen victims had already fallen prey to this self-appointed judge, jury and executioner...

Who were these wrong-doers? What crimes had they committed to deserve to be chosen? What led this killer to deliver his own form of justice upon them to begin with?

Join the Vigilante himself in this prequel novella as he tells you firsthand about, The First Sixteen.

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(#8) Thirteen to None - Born of a violent, criminal father, an alcoholic, promiscuous mother and left to fend for himself at an early age, Butch Kincaid was destined for a life on the darker side where he would live and lead by his own rules.

Savvy, charismatic and narcissistic, Kincaid headed a handful of deviants involved in theft and drug distribution in small-town Ontario by his mid-teens and was running a prosperous organized crime crew of twelve in Toronto before the age of twenty.

An iron-fist ruler, Kincaid demanded an intense, high-risk pace from his men throughout most of the year but rewarded them with a month or more of down time each summer during which the crew would go on a nomadic road trip geared toward relaxation, amusement and lessened criminal activity... Until the summer of 2012...

With a penchant for violence and a desire for increased domination, Kincaid introduced a new activity at the end of that summer's vacation... A home invasion, the purpose being death and destruction for pleasure, at his command....

Pleased with the enthusiastic participation of his crew, Butch promised them the following summer would be the vacation of a lifetime... Multiple invasions, an orgy of terror, rape and murder.

Their first stop, the home of a retired couple in Brighton, Ontario, was a resounding success, as per their standards... Their next stop, several hundred miles away in Knowlton, Quebec, promised to be even more exciting... The home of an attractive and obviously affluent couple... The home of Sandy and Chris Barry...

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(#7) Femme Fatale - Less than two years earlier, Leslie Robb, an accountant in her late twenties working for the Imperial National Bank, had seen her life-partner and co-worker, Gina, shot to death during a bank heist subsequently foiled in part by Chris Barry, millionaire and clandestine operative of the government's 'Discreet Activities'.

Taken as a hostage along with Chris by the remaining robbers onto a helicopter secretly piloted by two 'DA' operatives, including 'DA' head, Jonathan Addley, Leslie had played an integral role in helping bring the offenders down. As a result, thanks to her sang froid, sense of moral justice and martial arts affinities, Leslie left the world of finance to fight crime as a member of the 'DA' team.

Now, Leslie has a new partner in life, Dominique Petit, a Canadian/French dual citizen who suggests Leslie visit Paris with her while she is in the City of Lights on business. Less than twenty-four hours after Leslie arrives, Dominique and her sister, Corinne, disappear, turning Leslie's vacation into her own business trip of justice and revenge...

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(# 6) Discreet Activities - As a result of information gathered via electronic surveillance by intelligence agencies in the U.S. and Canada, a budding terrorist organization, the Army for Islam or AFI, is suspected of planning an attack, its target possibly NYC, Burlington, Vermont or even Canada's famed Montreal.

When four foreign students from Pakistan with known ties to the AFI's Montreal cell arrive in the area on New Year?s Eve, Discreet Activities? head, Jonathan Addley, along with Chris Barry and other DA consultants are more than willing to take on the additional workload.

After two of the DA team members die violently in an AFI related suicide-bombing, the job becomes getting revenge on those responsible for this Holy War?

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ASYLUM - As Managing Director of the Montreal Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Doctor Matthew Russell has always put his professional responsibilities ahead of all else. That is, until he one day realizes he is losing his wife, Cassidy, and his two children, Stuart and Jennifer.

With only his family in mind, Russell takes an adventure-filled, impromptu vacation of indefinite duration, leaving all else behind and stopping at nothing to show how much he cares for his loved ones in an effort to win them back. But, will he succeed? Or, will it prove to be all too late in the end?

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(# 5) 6 Hours 42 Minutes - Though most of them dabbled in a variety of criminal activities, they weren't experienced in this particular field and had never been involved in a job like this before. However, with proper planning, careful organization and the inside information available to them, they were certain that this bank heist would be a piece of cake. Ten minutes, in and out, was all it would take and they'd be sharing 2.5 million dollars. Nothing could go wrong as they had thought of everything... How could they possibly know that a new member of the board was visiting the bank that morning? How could they know that the new board member was Chris Barry?

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(# 4) The Homeless Killer - The homeless of Montreal are dying at the hand of 'Allan', a serial killer set on ridding the city of street people.

As the killer taunts the police about the increasing body count, Captain Dave McCall calls on the services Jonathan Addley and Chris Barry, both operatives with the government's clandestine 'Discreet Activities' team.

All while fighting the city's proposed by-law banning the homeless from downtown parks, philanthropist and activist, William Enright, joins the law-enforcement crusade to capture the assassin...

... But will the combined efforts of the law and old money be sufficient to stop the Homeless Killer?
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(# 3) Mind Games - Montreal is plagued by a string of vicious sex slayings.

Captain Dave McCall and his Special Homicide Task Force are in a frustrated frenzy as they try to bring an end to the savage butchery.

Assisting officially is noted psychiatrist, Doctor Samuel Bowman and unofficially, computer genius and multi-millionaire, Chris Barry.

With each passing day, McCall works his way closer to the truth, unaware that they are heading deep into the deadly core of... Mind Games...
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(# 2) The Consultant The friendly takeover of CSS Inc. leaves computer executive Chris Barry unemployed, very wealthy and pleased with the situation. But the hiatus is short-lived... As a result of his involvement in the recent Vigilante investigation, Barry is approached by Jonathan Addley and invited to join Discreet Activities, a government agency of the clandestine variety. Accepting, he promptly takes on his first assignment under the guise of an IT consultant, to investigate possible links between a local import business and the murder of its MIS director. As he discovers the firm is being used to import narcotics, his cover is blown and things get personal, spurring him to show that murderers, drug lords, biker gangs and kidnappers are no match for... The Consultant
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# 1) Vigilante - Summer of 96 in Montreal and a killer known as the Vigilante is on a spree, his victims, those who engage in criminal activities. Following 16 murders in 6 months, Lieutenant Dave McCall, head of Montreal's Special Homicide Task Force is without clue or lead until an electronic message is received from the assassin himself. Failure in tracing the origin of the email leads McCall to request the assistance of CSS Inc., a security firm specializing in computer and communication networks and headed by EVP and COO, Chris Barry. As murders and emails continue, the two men join forces to bring the killer to justice. But whose justice will prevail? Theirs, or the Vigilante's?
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