By R. J. Ellory
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 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 govt 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 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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No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of the publisher, nor to be otherwise circulated in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published without a similar condition, including this condition, being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. Extract from ‘Asphodel, That Greeny Flower’, Book II, by William Carlos Williams, from Collected Poems 1939-1962, Volume II © 1944 William Carlos Williams.
Mercury Turnpike Cruiser, built by Ford as the XM in ’56, released commercially in ’57. V8, 290 horsepower at 4600 revs per minute, Merc-O-Matic transmission, 122-inch wheelbase, 4240 pounds in weight. This one was a hardtop, one of only sixteen thousand ever built, but the plates were Louisiana plates – and should have been on a ’69 Chrysler Valiant, last booked for a minor traffic violation in Brookhaven, Mississippi seven years before. The carboy, released without charge within an hour and a half of his report, had stated emphatically that he’d seen blood on the back seat, a real mess of it all dried up on the leatherwork, clotted in the seams, spilled over the edge of the seats and down on the floor.
All appears as if seen wavering through water. From ‘Asphodel, That Greeny Flower’, Book II William Carlos Williams ONE Through mean streets, through smoky alleyways where the pungent smell of raw liquor hangs like the ghost of some long-gone summer; on past these battered frontages where plaster chips and twists of dirty paint in Mardi Gras colors lean out like broken teeth and fall leaves; passing the dregs of humanity who gather here and there amongst brown-papered bottles and steel-drum fires, serving to tap the vein of meager human prosperity where it spills, through good humor or diesel wine, onto the sidewalks of this district .