A Quiet Vendetta by R. J. Ellory

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.

while Catherine Ducane disappears in New Orleans, the police officers react fast--she is the governor's daughter, in the end. however the case speedy grows strange.

Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and while the kidnapper calls, he does not wish funds: he wishes time by myself with a minor executive functionary. by the point the items fall into position, it really 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 robust mystery of rage, love, and loss. With pressure to check the easiest 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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Incisive, often beautiful writing’ The Times ‘You know you’re on to something from the opening line . . compelling, insightful, moving and extremely powerful’ Sydney Morning Herald GHOSTHEART ‘This compelling novel, with its shock dénouement, is both beautifully written and skilfully crafted and confirms Ellory as one of crime fiction’s new stars’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Genuinely heartbreaking . . an extremely vivid, moving picture of the human condition, Ghostheart is a superb tale of tragedy and revenge’ Big Issue CITY OF LIES ‘Ellory writes taut, muscular prose that at its best is almost poetic .

A pattern, a series of joined lines glowing whitish-blue against the colorless skin, drawn carefully from shoulder to shoulder, down the spine, beneath the neck and over the shoulders. It glowed, really glowed, like something alive, something that possessed an energy all its own. ’ Verlaine asked. ‘Get the camera,’ Cipliano said quietly, as if here he had found something that he did not wish to disturb with the sound of his voice. Verlaine nodded, fetched the camera from the rack of shelves at the back of the room.

Took some snaps. Looked inside the back of the Cruiser, saw the thick lake of dried blood across the leatherwork and down onto the carpet. 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.

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