By R. J. Ellory
By award-winning mystery heavyweight R.J. Ellory, this formidable crime novel takes his ability for suspense to a spellbinding level.
whilst Catherine Ducane disappears in New Orleans, the police officers react fast--she is the governor's daughter, in spite of everything. however the case quick grows strange.
Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and whilst the kidnapper calls, he does not wish funds: he wishes time on my own with a minor executive functionary. by the point the items fall into position, it truly is already too overdue . . .
A Quiet Vendetta is either the epic tale of 1 mobster's life-- starting from Cuba to Chicago-- and both a strong mystery of rage, love, and loss. With stress to check the simplest of Cussler, Patterson, and his personal best-selling paintings, A Quiet Vendetta confirms R.J. Ellory's position on the leading edge of the style.
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To Dave Griffiths at Creative Rights Digital Registry; the crew of BBC Radio WM; Maris Ross at Publishing News; The UK Crime Writers’ Association; Daniel, David and Thallia at Goldsboro Books; Richard Reynolds at Heffers in Cambridge and Paul Blezard at One Word Radio. To Sgt Steve Miller, Metro-Dade Crime Laboratory Bureau, Miami, FLA, for staying after-hours to answer questions about body parts and the frailty of human beings. To my brother, Guy. To my wife of sixteen years, my son of eight. I owe you all.
Verlaine asked. ’ The sergeant shrugged his shoulders again. ’ The sergeant lifted the receiver and phoned through. He asked if they had an ID, and then nodded and held out the receiver towards Verlaine. ’ Verlaine took the handset. ’ He was silent for a moment, and then ‘Okay. ’ The duty sergeant took the receiver and replaced it in its cradle. ‘Security tagged,’ Verlaine said. ’ Verlaine nodded. ’ ‘No shit! ’ ‘Verlaine said nothing. He looked at the sergeant and then turned back towards the rear exit of the building.
Cipliano indicated the computer screen to his right and Verlaine walked towards it. ‘The constellation is called Gemini, but this pattern contains all twelve major and minor stars. Gemini is the two-faced sign, the twins. ’ Verlaine shook his head. He stared at the pattern presented on the screen. ’ Cipliano asked. ’ ‘You got me all interested in this one,’ Cipliano said. ’ Verlaine nodded, walked back the way he’d come, drove across once more to the crime scene at the end of Gravier. The alleyway was silent and thick with shadows, somehow cool.
A quiet vendetta by R. J. Ellory