Claude Bouchard Books

Crime Thrillers and other Stuff...

Thrillers so believable they could be non-fiction...
(#16) The Paradise Piracy - Imagine a two-week Caribbean cruise on a six deck, luxury mega-yacht. Exquisite food and whatever beverages you desire, entertainment, activities and relaxation, all catered by a crew of 95 for 112 passengers under the sun...

Imagine if a band of pirates, aided by a handful of rogue crew members, boarded your ship while you slept one night...

Imagine if Chris Barry and friends happened to be on your cruise...

(#15) Nasty in Nice - Some believe there is no such thing as coincidence... But there is.

Six months of peace and tranquility have gone by since the last attempt on their lives, leaving Klara and Craig increasingly confident their enemies are truly part of the past, their biggest worry, deciding their next destination as they travel Europe with their three year old daughter, Talia.

Vacationing in Paris with her long-distance partner, Dominique, Discreet Activities operative, Leslie Robb, is thrilled to receive a call from friend and colleague, Chris Barry, inviting the two women to join him and his wife at a lavish rented villa in Nice.

On the Deep Web, a covert meeting takes place - twelve of the world's most efficient assassins brought together to eliminate Klara and Craig, once and for all.

As the dozen killers begin their quest to locate their targets, a chance encounter takes place in Nice, turning the quasi-guaranteed biggest payday of their careers into their biggest nightmare.

(#14) The Nephew - Over forty years have passed since Chris Barry last heard from his sister, Donna, and he has long presumed her dead. The millionaire and government operative is therefore shocked when Carlos Garcia, the nephew he never knew he had, shows up one quiet Saturday with disturbing news and a plea for help. Not only is Donna Barry still alive, she has been kidnapped by the notorious MS-13 after her ex-husband, Fernando Garcia, disappeared with cash and cocaine belonging to the gang.

With the help of his Discreet Activities colleagues and other associates, Chris sets out to find his long-lost sister and seek revenge on her abductors, but might their efforts be too little too late?

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(#13) Make it Happen - A lovely summer day turns to tragedy at the Quinte Air Show when a brutal terrorist attack leaves hundreds dead or injured. Enraged and horrified by this cowardly act, the Prime Minister secretly vows that when those responsible are captured, there will be no fanfare, no public announcements, no trials. They will pay with their lives and the Discreet Activities team is mandated to make it happen...

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(#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 DA team heads 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 - When Butch Kincaid and his dozen thugs go off on their summer road trips, nothing gets their adrenaline pumping like a good old home invasion. What better way to party hearty than by drinking other people's booze, chowing down their food and trashing their property all while causing them terror and pain? Their first stop, the home of a retired couple in Brighton, Ontario, is a resounding success as per their standards and leaves the rowdy crew wanting for more. Several hundred miles later in Knowlton, Quebec, Butch selects their next target, the home of an attractive and obviously affluent couple, Sandy and Chris Barry... Hey, we all make mistakes...

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(#7) Femme Fatale - Less than two years earlier, Leslie Robb, an accountant working for the Imperial National Bank, had seen her life-partner and co-worker, Gina, shot to death during a bank heist. Taken as a hostage along with millionaire and Discreet Activities operative, Chris Barry, Leslie had played an integral role in helping the DA team bring the offenders down. As a result of her sang-froid, sense of moral justice and martial arts affinities, Leslie left the world of finance to join the elite clandestine agency to fight crime... Now, she has a new partner in life, Dominique Petit, who suggests Leslie visit with her while she is in Paris 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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(# 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 a new member of the board was visiting the bank that morning? And how could they know that 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, head of Discreet Activities, and invited to join the clandestine government agency. 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 for narcotics trafficking, 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 - Montreal, the long, hot summer of 1996, and in the dark of night, moving like a shadowy wraith, a vigilante prowls the city's streets. The targets of his bloody rampage, the worst of the worst; murderers, gangbangers, rapists... Six months, sixteen murders and the harried police are still without a clue, until they receive an email from the assassin himself. Lieutenant Dave McCall, head of Montreal's Special Homicide Task Force, needs help to crack the secrets of the killer's taunting message. He calls on an expert, Chris Barry, who runs a security firm specializing in computer communications. Together, McCall and Barry launch a grim quest to track down a man who preys on predators - an urgent quest to bring this remorseless killer to justice. But whose justice will prevail? Theirs, or the Vigilante's?

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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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