Yes, we said read. Cuz not talking about a script here. We mean a book.
As in the new novel, The Equalizer, written by Michael Sloan, the co-creator-writer-producer of the ’80s TV series of the same name.
Yeah, we didn’t think so. But that’s okay cuz today’s the date of its actual release.
We haven’t read it either, but one of the TVWriter™ minions is at Amazon right now, closing the deal for the Kindle version, and then we’re jumping on this baby. How can we not? This was one of our favorite bits of ’80s TV, and let’s face it, ’80s TV was sensational. All of the action and heart of the ’70s without the funny hair and bell bottoms. Hey, what’s not to love?
According to Sloan, the novel “took about seven months to write…I already had his voice in my head.”
In the book, the character Robert McCall (played on TV by Edward Woodward) is a former covert operations officer for the CIA who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad and on the internet: “Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.”
Aided by a group of sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days), McCall traverses the streets of New York City, visiting justice upon those who prey upon the weak.
In other words, it’s just like the series! Yes! (Fist pump.)
You can order your copy in hardcover, Kindle, Audio Book, or audio CD HERE. And, no kidding, we think you should. (We also think you should review it and send us a copy of your review to post, so c’mon already, c’mon.)
We return you now to the 21st Century.