The Modern Superhero?

An unknown vigilante takes the law into his own hands and receives a “superhero twist” in Patrick Morbach’s new novel The Gauntlet.

College Station, TX, October 26, 2008 --( Detective Emily Garwin encounters past issues she once considered resolved as she searches for the mysterious “savior” of Reed City. Some have witnessed the figure’s heroics while others have heard nothing of his deeds. Regardless of what is in the public eye, criminals and the underground market have grown fearful of the unknown punisher.

As more bodies are uncovered, the mystery behind the vigilante grows and the challenge of finding this hidden hero drains the detective physically and emotionally. Who is this unseen individual? A supernatural force of nature? An act of God? Or, perhaps a mere mortal capable of succumbing to mortal desires of vengeance?

Patrick Morbach grew up reading comic books, which he accredits with greatly improving his reading and writing comprehension as a child. It was this interest which immensely impacted a writing assignment his senior year of high school from which this book grew.

The Gauntlet (ISBN 978-1-60264-238-6 softcover; 978-1-60264-239-3 hardcover; 978-1-60264-263-8 ebook) is available from, and Barnes and The book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website,

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