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Brilliant, sensitive, and gifted, Titus Booth has the world by the tail. His adoring father runs a thriving mercantile, while his beautiful mother arranges an unorthodox and entertaining education for her beloved boy genius. But the death of his much-loved Granny Tess—a plucky Irish widow who posed as a man to fight in the Civil War—sets in motion a series of tragedies that make the young boy question his very being. After a chance meeting with a wealthy benefactor who takes an unusual liking to the boy, Titus sets out on a grand world adventure to find his purpose and shape his superior mind. Just as Titus begins to find his bearings, all goes terribly wrong. A sickening exploitation and betrayal shake his moral compass, and the innocent young boy is no more. Someone—or something—much more powerful and fearsome emerges to embark on a deadly path of rage and revenge…


About the Author

Russell West

About the Author: Russ West was born in Marysville, Tennessee. After graduating from Marysville High School in 1996, he trained in warehousing and food service at the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna. He graduated in May of 2000 from Horizon School in Birmingham, and worked as a groundskeeper at the University of Alabama Birmingham from 2000 to 2013. The Birth of a Vigilante is Mr. West’s first novel.



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