Purge the Evil
is a vigilante thriller that explores what happens when
a passion for righteousness gets transformed into ruthless evil.
the suburban town of West Hartford, Connecticut, petty criminals start
turning up dead, each with a single gun shot to the head. Police
Ray Bradford tells his officers, “It’s just drug deals gone bad.” But
Mike Cavanaugh isn’t convinced. He has seen enough drug deals gone
and his cop’s sixth sense tells him something doesn’t add up.
What Det. Cavanaugh doesn’t know—and what his sixth sense would never
suspect—is that Capt. Bradford has joined three other respected,
citizens to form a secret vigilante group. The group’s mission is simple:
criminal justice system will not lock up chronic law-breakers, more
measures must be taken to “purge the evil” from society.
Det. Mike’s older brother, Dan, is a Catholic priest assigned to
St. Lawrence parish in a working-class West Hartford neighborhood.
Fr. Dan has two recurring thoughts: 1) his ministry is a complete
and 2) a young widow in the parish, Anna Rivera, is the most gorgeous
woman he’s ever seen. Both thoughts depress the frustrated and lonely
Fr. Dan is drawn into the drama when Anna comes to the Rectory late at
and throws herself into the priest’s arms. But before Fr. Dan’s secret
can come true, he realizes the beautiful woman is weeping. As he tries to
comfort her in the following days, the priest finds himself
waging a fierce battle between the spirit and the flesh.
Det. Mike’s police work leads him nearer and nearer to the heart of
sinister conspiracy. But without a crucial nugget of information known
to Fr. Dan, who learned it in the Confessional and cannot reveal it,
Mike is heading right into a trap, unaware that his name
is now at the top of the vigilante group’s hit list.
Purge the Evil
reaches a thrilling climax with a direct showdown between
Det. Mike and Capt. Bradford, a showdown between righteousness and