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A Quiet Vendetta: A Thriller

A Quiet Vendetta: A Thriller

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by R. J. Ellory
     
 

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By award-winning thriller heavyweight R.J. Ellory, this ambitious crime novel takes his skill for suspense to a spellbinding level.

When Catherine Ducane disappears in New Orleans, the cops react fast--she is the governor's daughter, after all. But the case quickly grows strange.

Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and when the kidnapper calls

Overview

By award-winning thriller heavyweight R.J. Ellory, this ambitious crime novel takes his skill for suspense to a spellbinding level.

When Catherine Ducane disappears in New Orleans, the cops react fast--she is the governor's daughter, after all. But the case quickly grows strange.

Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated, and when the kidnapper calls, he doesn't want money: he wants time alone with a minor government functionary. By the time the pieces fall into place, it's already too late . . .

A Quiet Vendetta is both the epic story of one mobster's life-- ranging from Cuba to Chicago-- and equally a powerful thriller of rage, love, and loss. With tension to match the best of Cussler, Patterson, and his own best-selling work, A Quiet Vendetta confirms R.J. Ellory's place at the forefront of the genre.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The kidnapping of 19-year-old Catherine Ducane, daughter of Louisiana governor Charles Ducane, and the brutal murder of her driver set the stage for this absorbing crime novel from Ellory (A Simple Act of Violence) covering more than 50 years of mob violence and American history. When the FBI agrees to Ernesto Perez’s request to bring Ray Hartmann of the New York district attorney’s office to New Orleans, Perez turns himself in. Perez promises to reveal Catherine’s whereabouts, but first he must tell his life story as a Mafia hit man to Hartmann. Perez recounts a journey that includes his involvement in at least 19 murders and the mob’s links to such figures as the Kennedys, Richard Nixon, and Marilyn Monroe. Perez’s goal remains a mystery, as does his selection of Hartmann as his audience, up to the end of this brilliantly conceived tale of greed, politics, family loyalties, and vengeance. Only the occasional passage of florid prose spoils the performance. Agent: Euan Thorneycroft. (Jan.)
From the Publisher
"An engrossing tale about organized crime from the perspective of a kidnapper whose agenda will keep you guessing until the end." —Entertainment Weekly

"What a discovery! . . . R.J. Ellory will quickly rank with the best crime writers working today." —Otto Penzler

"A uniquely gifted, passionate, and powerful writer." —Alan Furst

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468300239
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
01/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
36,131
File size:
976 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

"An engrossing tale about organized crime from the perspective of a kidnapper whose agenda will keep you guessing until the end." —Entertainment Weekly

"What a discovery! . . . R.J. Ellory will quickly rank with the best crime writers working today." —Otto Penzler

"A uniquely gifted, passionate, and powerful writer." —Alan Furst

Meet the Author

R.J. Ellory is the author of twelve novels, including the bestselling A Quiet Belief in Angels, which was Strand Magazine’s Thriller of the Year, shortlisted for the Barry Award, and a finalist for the SIBA Award. He is also the author of City of Lies, Candlemoth, A Quiet Vendetta, The Anniversary Man, A Simple Act of Violence, and the e-book original series Three Days in Chicagoland.

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