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Discreet Activities: A Vigilante Series crime thriller [Kindle Edition]

Claude Bouchard
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Doesn't everyone fantasize a bit about vigilante justice? Haven't you ever read or heard of some despicable act of violence and secretly wished you could have the opportunity to make the predator pay? Welcome to the VIGILANTE Series, a growing collection of suspense best sellers best described as thrillers and mysteries which will have you cheering for the assassin as justice is delivered in a clandestine fashion. But remember, this is fiction so it's not a crime. Available in kindle and print books.

Book 6 of the VIGILANTE Series


"Bouchard is quite simply one of the only authors I know who can throw me for a loop with the last line of his novels." - Amber Norrgard - Author and co-host of TweepNation

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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Product Details

  • File Size: 1083 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Claude Bouchard (January 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073KAZAU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,601 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Series Available! April 19, 2012
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I met (?) Claude on Twitter about a year ago. I knew he was an author and wrote the type of books I enjoyed reading but it took me a while to pick up a book after many years of reading nothing but educational stuff. I started with his first book in the Barry/McCall series "Vigilante" and could NOT put it down. I quickly moved through the entire series and was begging him to finish the new one "Discreet Activities". My not-so-patient waiting was well worth it!

I dearly love the characters Claude portrays in this series. They all become people you want to know more about and find yourself wondering what the next story line will bring. It's almost like a favorite television show you have to tune into each week.

Discreet activities brings all the cast of characters to the forefront in this amazing story line. I have to admit that the entire concept of what Claude lays out as the terrorist plot will scare you in ways you don't want to think about. This book is very though provoking, will keep you on the edge of your seat and a must read!

I'm a fan and as always, can't WAIT for the next one!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twists Turns and Surprises! April 18, 2012
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I read this book in February and I had to start from the beginning (first book) straight away so I read Vigilante at top speed and reviewed it.
Then I just had to read The Consultant (second book) and I reviewed that to.
Such amazing books!

But I've been having to read text book stuff of late *yawn* and I really miss the Barry/McCall Series.

Claude bought it to my attention that I had reviewed his Discreet Activities on my website and not here.
A simple oversight on my part and I do apologise Claude.
I'll admit I did consider re-reading Discreet Activities, you know fresh review kind of thing.
But my text book is there with its hands on its hips tapping its foot and giving me the eye.

So it is from memory refreshed by my review...

This was my first time reading Claude Bouchard I didnt think Id get into this type of novel.
But when I saw this advertised, I believe it was on facebook.
I thought wow that sounds so exciting! I have to have it! So I purchase it, as you do!

I loved this from the start!
Strong attractive characters, amazing relationships and the pace set at a 'oh yeah that feels so good' speed.
There were a few surprises in this story but one real big one upset me so much.
I had to leave the story and go do chores until I had calmed down a little, seriously I did!

You wont be disappointed in reading this fast paced, adrenalin rush, with its stunning characters and relevant theme.

Thank you so much Claude.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Discreet Activities book review May 3, 2012
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Discreet Activities is a quick, go for a ride, prevent you from sleeping, want to hurry up and read because you want to know who did it kind of book. All of Claude Bouchard's books are fantastic roller coaster reads from start to finish, but this one was an even faster ride for me because I couldn't sleep without knowing how it ended and who was the culprit behind the heinous crimes. I got sucked in from the very moment I opened this book and it held me, helpless, in it's grips right up to the very end, and left me wanting for another Barry/McCall series book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Activities June 22, 2012
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About the Book:
A group of rather wealthy, well-trained, smart people work as an off-the-books type agency to serve and protect the citizens of Canada from all sorts of harm including acts of terrorism. In this book the group's focus is a foursome of Iraqi students who our heroes believe are getting ready to commit a serious crime of terrorism against a target in the USA.
As our 'black ops" group is spying on the ski cabin where the foursome is staying and not much happening there YET, we learn more about the Discreet Activities agency through a couple of other ops including chasing down a white collar huckster who made off with millions of other people's money. (Think Burn Notice on TV to get a reference.)
Back at the cabin, things begin to heat up as the students learn they are being bugged, and the ops group figures out that the students know they are being bugged. The goal of Discreet Activities is to figure out who is the mastermind of the plot, not to simply stop the crime. But finding the mastermind proves to be harder than they hoped.
When one of the students finds a murder victim, the whole plot takes on a sinister turn for him. He must not fail to complete his mission and to get the other students to complete theirs. And still the mastermind stands in the shadow for all but that student which makes him the focus of the heroes and the bad guys.

My take:
I did enjoy the story. The students involved in the plot connected with me as I watch them get deeper into something without realizing what it would ultimately mean. In fact, I think I connected more with them than I did with the other characters, maybe because I could understand how these things happen, how fast simple talk gets out of hand.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional, as always! April 23, 2012
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Claude Bouchard's 6th novel in the Barry/McCall Series is as always, exceptional and gripping. Real-life dialogue combined with a plot line that will leave you guessing grabs hold of the reader, keeping them on their toes and unable to stop reading. Bouchard once again pulls out all the stops, and ends the novel in such a way the reader simply cannot wait for the next novel in the series. On a personal note? Save yourself some trouble and buy all seven of his books, because you most definitely do not want to miss this incredibly talented author's work. Bouchard is quite simply one of the only Authors I know who can throw me for a loop with the last line of his novels.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 28 days ago by susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love following the Vigilante series. A great read! Keep writing them please.
Published 2 months ago by Scotty
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Vigilante Book
Another great book in the Vigilante Series. I just love Barry and McCall and their Vigilante group. They get to go in and do all the things the "good guys" aren't allowed... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mary E aka Lockette
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Great read! Thoroughly enjoyed this series and look forward to more.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another 5 star read from Claude Bouchard! The Vigilante Series is possibly the best I've read. The characters are full of depth and detail, and the stories are always filled with... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mitcht
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT
I have enjoyed all the Vigilante books. Discreet Activities was exciting and had some interesting twists. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Donna Dziegeleski
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
There are seven books in this series and I read every one the plots are good and it seems like you get to know the people really well. I could not put them down. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Big Dawg
5.0 out of 5 stars Another hit
Once again, I cannot get enough of these characters. Bouchard walks the line between old school detective work and high tech espionage.
Published 15 months ago by Kandy Lovan
5.0 out of 5 stars Claude Bouchard strike again with Discreet Activities!!
If only this group could really be present!!! So far every books in this series keep bouncing me back from my seat with so fast pace action and the plots are so credible and so are... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Marco Morissette
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best in the series, but not a bad effort either
I think I prefer the previous two books, as there was more affinity between the main characters. A greater feeling of closeness and team work. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Inger
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I was born in Montreal, Canada, at a very young age, where I still live with my spouse, Joanne, under the watchful eye of Krystalle and Midnight, two black females of the feline persuasion. In a former life, I completed my studies at McGill University and worked in various management capacities for a handful of firms for countless years. From there, considering my extensive background in human resources and finance, it was a logical leap in my career path to stay home and write crime thrillers.

My first stab at writing was actually in 1995, the result being my first novel, "Vigilante". Two others of the same series followed by 1997 but all three remained dormant until publication in 2009. Since, besides writing a stand-alone, seven other thrillers have joined the VIGILANTE series. I also penned "Something's Cooking", a faux-erotica parody and cookbook under the pseudonyms Réal E. Hotte and Dasha Sugah. I'm currently working on "Sins in the Sun", the eleventh installment of my series.

Other interests besides writing and subtly persuading people to buy my books include reading, making noise with my six guitars, painting (oil and watercolour), cooking (year round though I love the grill in the summer), traveling and planning to work out soon. I've also been known to sleep on occasion.

You can visit my website at which is almost as fun as DisneyLand and absolutely free.

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