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 spite of everything. however the case fast grows strange.
Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and whilst the kidnapper calls, he does not wish funds: he desires time on my own with a minor executive functionary. by the point the items fall into position, it truly 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 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 vanguard of the style.
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Seventy percent minimum blood loss. Bruising to abdomen and coeliac plexus. Lesions to arms, legs, face, hands, shoulders. Rope burns and adhesive marks from duct tape to wrists, left and right. Rope fibers attached to adhesive identified beneath an infrared spectraphotometer as standard nylon type, again available from any good hardware outlet. m. and midnight, courtesy of New Orleans District 14 County Coroner’s Office, signed this day . . witness . . etc, etc. The vic had been beaten six ways to Christmas.
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. As he moved, those self-same shadows appeared to move with him, turning their shadow-faces, their shadow-eyes towards him. He felt isolated, and yet somehow not alone. He stood where the Mercury had been parked, where the killer had pulled into the bay, turned the engine off, heard the cooling clicks of the motor; where he’d perhaps smiled, exhaled, maybe paused to smoke a cigarette before he left.
Gave no shit, expected none in return. The humid, tight atmosphere that clung to the walls of the coroner’s theater defied the air-conditioning and pressed relentlessly in from all sides. Verlaine stepped through the rubber swing doors and nodded silently at Cipliano. Cipliano nodded back. He was hosing down slabs, the sound of the water hitting the metal surface of the autopsy tables almost deafening within the confines of the theater. Cipliano finished the last table nearest the wall and shut off the hose.