The protector (2)
His loss and retribution
This book is a sequel to ‘The Protector: His Origin and Rise’, by the same author. It is the second novel of the ‘The Protector’ trilogy, of which the third novel is entitled, ‘The Protector: Removal of the President’. These novels present an account of Sam Stanton’s continuing fight against injustice, crime, corruption and oppression, as he all the while rescues people in need. His fight has cost him dearly, as readers will find out when they turn to the first chapter. Sam barely escaped the consequences of discovering that the woman he was about to marry, and her children, were murdered as revenge for his elimination of the criminal organization that had caused havoc in his life. He tried to commit suicide on three occasions, but in each case some remnant of positive thinking caused him to reconsider what he was doing. The love of those around him finally extracted him from his unbearable sorrow. It required thirteen months for him to resume his fight against the reinstated criminal organization he thought he had eradicated. When Sam meets the chief of police for the first time after deciding to resume his battle against the people who murdered his loved ones, he meets the chief’s niece, Leona Martin. She is a senior detective in the Los Angeles Police Department, and her assignment is to find and apprehend those responsible for the murder of the family that Sam loved. They agree on cooperating towards their common goal, but Sam suspects that Leona is motivated by how a successful outcome will help her reputation, a promotion being the reward. Leona, on the other hand, thinks Sam is merciless and ruthless for killing kidnappers and murderers instead of letting them be taken to trial. Whilst intensively working together during the following days and weeks, they each discover who the other really is. They develop feelings for each other, but Sam is intent not to commit himself to her because the last time he committed himself to the woman he loved, she was murdered. The events that follow bring them closer together and culminate in a situation where they are both severely wounded. Believing that they are both dead, the criminals decide to dispose of their bodies by burying them….