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, finally. however the case speedy grows strange.
Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and whilst the kidnapper calls, he does not wish funds: he wishes 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 rigidity 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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ELLORY Contents Cover Title Copyright Praise About the Author Also By Author Acknowledgements Author’s Note Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen Chapter Nineteen Chapter Twenty Chapter Twenty-One Chapter Twenty-Two Chapter Twenty-Three Chapter Twenty-Four Chapter Twenty-Five Chapter Twenty-Six Chapter Twenty-Seven Chapter Twenty-Eight Chapter Twenty-Nine Epilogue AN ORION EBOOK First published in Great Britain in 2005 by Orion This ebook first published in 2010 by Orion Books Copyright © R.
Verlaine stood in the corridor outside Emerson’s office for a moment. Here we go again, he thought, and then knocked once and walked straight in. Emerson rose from his desk and reached out his hand. ‘Short time, plenty see,’ he said, and smiled. ’ Verlaine nodded. ’ ‘Nasty shit,’ Emerson said, and glanced to the desk. Ahead of him were three or four pages of detailed notations on a yellow legal pad. ‘A surgeon we have here,’ he went on. ’ He looked back at Verlaine, smiled again, nodded his head back and forth in a manner that was neither a yes nor a no.
Back of the French business quarter, along North Claiborne on St Louis and Basin. Here was Faubourg Treme, city of the dead. There were two cemeteries, both of them called St Louis, but the one in the French Quarter was the oldest, the first and original burial ground dating back to 1796. Here were the dead of New Orleans – the whites, the blacks, the Creoles, the French, the Spanish, the free – because they all wound up here, every sad and sorry one of them. Death held no prejudice, it seemed.
A quiet vendetta by R. J. Ellory