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.
whilst Catherine Ducane disappears in New Orleans, the police officers react fast--she is the governor's daughter, in any case. however the case speedy grows strange.
Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and whilst 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 truly 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 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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Third entrance from the Claiborne end a car is parked at an angle, its fender running a misplaced parallel to the others. Its positioning indicates speed, the rapid arrival and departure of its driver, or perhaps a driver who had not cared to harmonize with perspective and linear conformity, and though the carboy who walked this alleyway – minding automobiles, polishing brights and hoods for a quarter’s tip – has seen this car for three days consecutive, he hadn’t called the police until he’d looked inside.
Sunday morning was cooler; the air lightened a little, the feeling that pressured storm clouds could break through everything now dissipated. Verlaine drove slowly. Whoever had died was already dead. No point in rushing. He felt it would rain again, that lazy, tail-end-of-summer rain that no-one took a mind to complain about, but it would come later, perhaps during the night. Perhaps while he slept. If he slept . . Away from his apartment on Carroll, heading a straight north towards South Loyola Avenue.
He’d taken a flashlight, a good one, and, pressing his face against the left rear quarterlight, he’d scanned the luxurious interior, minding he didn’t touch the white walls with his dirty, toe-peeping kickers. This wasn’t no ordinary car. There was something about it that had drawn him inside. More people had gathered by then, and down a half a block or so some folks had opened up the doors and windows on a house party and the music was coming down with the smell of fried chicken and baked pecans, and when a plain Buick showed up and someone from the Medical Examiner’s office stepped out and walked towards the alleyway there were quite a few people down there: maybe twenty-five, maybe thirty.
A quiet vendetta by R. J. Ellory