Death Sentence (novel)

Death Sentence

First edition
Author Brian Garfield
Country United States
Language English
Genre Crime
Thriller novel
Publisher M. Evans
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 209
ISBN 0-87131-198-4
Preceded by Death Wish

Death Sentence is the 1975 sequel novel to Death Wish by Brian Garfield.

Plot introduction

Continuing six months after Death Wish left off, Paul Benjamin has moved from New York to Chicago after his catatonic daughter died in an institution, a result of the brutal attack that changed Paul Benjamin into a vigilante. Paul resumes his private violent war as he stalks criminals in the streets of Chicago. The only thing that may distract him from his crusade is a beautiful woman he starts cordially dating in his new life. And as Paul ends up having a double life, a copycat vigilante is out in the streets violently killing off criminals just like Paul. What's worse is that vigilantism soon begins to become a cry of publicity as the police have to look for their man before innocent people start dying out of injustice. Paul is not only after criminals or justice anymore, but he's also looking for a man who is as equally as dangerous as the vigilante he has become.

Film adaptation

Death Wish II (1981) borrows some elements from the book, but ultimately it contrasts with the book's storyline, characters and setting.

In 2007, a film based on the novel (though a completely different storyline) was made, starring Kevin Bacon and directed by James Wan.


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