AMF Limited, 2002
Elsie Saunders' family doctor molested her, her priest was having an affair with her mother, and her father killed her mother and then himself. It's a violent world and she wants to take care of the evildoers who are let out early or are untouchable under the law in an inept system. So far Elsie has taken care of the man who killed her best friend and the pediophile who raped and abused another bud. After killing three more men for similar heinous acts, Elsie goes into hiding for five years.
Her vacation is about to end when somebody using her real name calls her to inform her that young teens are being raped and beaten. Elise reconnects with her friend who is working at a car dealership run by his lover. Two women who worked there are killed, their bodies mutilated in ways too ugly to describe. It is Elise who connects the rapes with the killing and she is determined to stop the people responsible for those acts using her own brand of justice.
SPIRIT OF THE SILENT BUTLER is a very raunchy, gory and graphic in terms of violence, language and sex but they fit seamlessly into the dark theme of the story line. Elsie doesn't act like a killer but she has a strong sense of justice and is determined that any predators that come into her orbit will be eliminated using methods that are not exactly legal. Babs Lakey is a cutting edge storyteller who tells it like it is.
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner