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 whilst the kidnapper calls, he does not wish cash: 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 strong mystery of rage, love, and loss. With rigidity to compare 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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They had nothing yet, perhaps wouldn’t until someone pulled their finger out Monday morning and got the hell on with what they were paid to do. It was gone five, the afternoon tailing away into a cooler early evening, and for a little while Verlaine sat at the desk in his office looking out southwards to the Federal Courts and Office complex back of Lafayette Square. Beneath him the street slowly emptied of traffic, and then filled once more with the hubbub of pedestrians making their slow-motion way to Maylies Restaurant, over to Le Pavilion, life traveling onwards in its own curious and inimitable way.
He left quickly, as inconspicuously as he could, and drove back across town to the coroner’s office. ‘Have a make on the pattern,’ Cipliano stated as Verlaine once again entered the autopsy theater. ‘It appears to be a solar configuration, a constellation, a little crude but it’s the only thing the computer can get a fix on. It matches well enough, and from the angle it was drawn it would be very close to what you’d see during the winter months from this end of the country. Maybe that holds some significance for you .
Emerson shook his head. ’ Verlaine reached for a chair against the wall, dragged it close to the desk and sat down. ‘Guy got the living hell knocked out of him. Smashed him up with a hammer and cut his freakin’ heart out . . ’ ‘That’s just rumor. ’ ‘Ricki Dvore. ’ Emerson shook his head. ‘Ricki Dvore was a hustler, a druggist, a pimp, everything. He shipped liquor back and forth out of Orleans with his own trucks, stuff that was stilled someplace out beyond St Bernard . . place has grown since then though.
A Quiet Vendetta by R. J. Ellory