<p>REDEMPTION! thats fairly modern like 20th century to now?</p>
<p>Lord of the Rings. (Aragorn)
The Trojan Cycle by David Gemmel.
The Bourne books.
A Lesson Before Dying.
Light in August (a little, eensy bit).</p>
<p>If these books, besides the last one, feature little or no redemption, blame my sister.</p>