Is revenge sweet? #thriller

Printing money

Discussing themes from the new Bob Denton thriller Route of Evil

– to be released in September 2014

My upcoming thriller follows a $100 bill as it circumnavigates the globe and witnesses the break-up of an international crime network.


The banknote passes through the hands of a series of characters who are out for revenge, to avenge a wrong.  But little that could be considered sweet results from the pursuit of these goals.

  • Kim-Ly has had a kidney ripped from her body, her sister has been raped and killed – revenge is surely required. As former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani suggested ‘Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one’. Kim-Ly is warned by Than to contemplate a great thinker’s observation. Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind’.
  • Jack van Buuren establishes that his brother’s death was no accident, but he realises that revenge often generates a cycle of events rather than achieving closure. Thus in avenging his brother he sets out to be cold-blooded; by using a bold approach he hopes to avoid any reciprocal response. But fate embroils him in someone else’s need for revenge.
  • Carl Hawkin is a doer not a thinker and as a mercenary in Africa he has learned to act decisively based on what he observes. His long-term colleague has been slaughtered. Based upon a snatched glimpse of the man he assumes to be the killer he acts vindictively and brutally.
  • Major Bentham has served his country with distinction but then a personal double-whammy leaves him with weeks to live. A casual conversation snaps him out of inaction and he decides to use his last days to make the world a better place. He will not seek revenge but instead will right some moral wrongs – as judge, jury and executioner. But will he achieve his goals in the little time he has left?
  • An elderly Brazilian woman is humiliated to force her footballing son to throw a match. Was it a gang from her local favela that carried out the crime? She is determined to find those responsible and seek retribution.
  • Mr Vinh is active in a criminal business but has an old-world belief about how things should be handled. Having lived through the Vietnam War as a soldier for the Vietcong he pursues a more primitive approach to getting even.





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