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By R. J. Ellory

ISBN-10: 1409124304

ISBN-13: 9781409124306

By award-winning mystery heavyweight R.J. Ellory, this bold 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 any case. however the case quick grows strange.

Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and while the kidnapper calls, he does not wish cash: he desires time on my own with a minor govt functionary. by the point the items fall into position, it is already too past due . . .

A Quiet Vendetta is either the epic tale of 1 mobster's life-- starting from Cuba to Chicago-- and both a robust mystery of rage, love, and loss. With stress to compare the easiest of Cussler, Patterson, and his personal best-selling paintings, A Quiet Vendetta confirms R.J. Ellory's position on the vanguard of the style.

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Maybe that holds some significance for you . ’ 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.

Something like a straight razor but without the flat end, here and here through the left and right ventricles at the base, and here . . here across the carotid we have a little chafing, a little friction burn where the blade did not immediately pass through the tissue. Subclavian incisions and dissections are clean and straight, swift cuts, quite precise. ’ Verlaine asked. ‘All in one go. Tied him up, beat his head in, opened him up like a jiffy bag, severed some of the organs to get to the heart.

Took some shots of that. Finished the film and rewound it. Fifteen minutes and he was walking his way out of the compound; paused to sign the visitation docket in D’Addario’s kiosk at the gate, turned his car off Iberville and headed back to the Precinct House to check the status of the fingerprint search. Verlaine, perhaps for no other reason than to kill a little time, took the long route. Back of the French business quarter, along North Claiborne on St Louis and Basin. Here was Faubourg Treme, city of the dead.

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