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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Vigilante, Inc. Series
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:235
  • eBook ISBN:9781620952597

Vigilante, Inc.

Volume One - Second Edition

by Stephen R. Pell

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Science Fiction/Action/Adventure. This story is set slightly in the future. vigilante, Inc. is the story of Xavier Key, the world's richest man. He made his fortune in genetic engineering and nanotechnology. Several groups, business and religious, are opposed to his business, and one in particular tries to kill him. They almost succeed. He is severely wounded and his staff uses all the latest research at their disposal to save him, rebuild him. His "ace in the hole" is a powerful psychic named Sylvia Swafford, whose husband was killed in the attempt on Key's life.During his long and painful recovery Key decides to form a new company, Vigilante, Inc, which will exact revenge on his enemies and then dispense justice for hire. However, nothing goes according to plan. Xavier Key will learn that revenge is complicated.


The world's richest man, Xavier Key, is almost assassinated. His companies specalize in genetic engineering and nanotechnology. His staff uses their latest research to save him, and rebuild him. During his long and painful recovery Key decides to form a new company, Vigilante, Inc. to dispense justice for hire. He will start with those that almost killed him. His chief of security, Allen Swafford, was killed in the attempt on Key's life. Swafford's wife, Sylvia, joins Key's inner circle. She is a powerful psychic, and with her help, Key and the others in his inner circle fighe corrupt businesses and governments at every turn. But as Key learns, revenge is complicated. Other countries form a coalition and attempt to take his business away from him. His own country that he served as a Marine in combat could not or would not help him. Key escapes to China only to learn they have a hidden agenda. Key manages, with Sylvia Swafford's help, to return to the United States and through a series of events is presented the opportunity to make a profound difference in the future of America. The question is, can Xavier Key make the difficult decisions necessary to fix this country and its broken government.

About the author

Stephen R. Pell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Mass Communications. His resume includes radio announcer and professional photographer/videographer. He and his wife currently own HaleyMAX, a production company.  Pell served as Chairman of the Board for his local Chamber of Commerce in 2005 and performed volunteer work with his local United Way for over ten years. He served on their Board of Directors for three years. Pell, a Vietnam era Marine "grunt", lives in Tennessee.