By Sue Grafton
A spiderweb of harmful relationships lies on the middle of V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton's bold new Kinsey Millhone novel.
A lady with a murky prior who kills herself-or used to be it homicide? A spoiled child awash in playing debt who thinks he can beat the process. A stunning lady whose lifestyles is set to splinter right into a thousand fragments. A specialist shoplifting ring operating for the Mob, racking up hundreds of thousands from stolen items. A wandering husband, wealthy and ruthless. a grimy cop so entrenched at the strength he's proof against publicity. A sinister gangster, conscienceless and brutal. A lonely widower mourning the dying of his lover, determined for solutions, that may be worse than the discomfort of his loss. a personal detective, Kinsey Millhone, whose thirty-eighth-birthday reward is a punch within the face that leaves her with black eyes and a busted nose.
And a sublime and robust businessman whose dealings are certainly outdoors the legislation: the magus on the heart of the web.
V: sufferer. Violence. Vengeance.
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This has nothing to do with him. ” “He knows I don’t care for it. ” Dante watched her face, which was more expressive than she knew. In her life, for some reason, the stakes had gone up. He waited but she didn’t expand. “I’m surprised you’re willing to part with it. ” He smiled. ” “I didn’t mean it that way. ” He watched her with interest, amused at her refusing to meet his eyes. ” Startled, her gaze came up to his. ” “Because you sold two other pieces of jewelry. ” “I had no idea he’d discuss it with you.
The car was unlocked and he could see the keys in the ignition. What caught his attention was the handbag on the front seat. A pair of high heels had been placed neatly on the seat beside the bag. This was not good. He’d walked to the nearest call box and notified the county sheriff’s department. An officer arrived seven minutes later and assessed the situation in much the same way the motorist had. He called for backup and a ground search was instigated. The chaparral below the bridge was so dense that both the Santa Teresa County Sheriff’s K-9 unit and a search-and-rescue team were brought in.
Channing was her boss. Nora might be the boss’s wife at home, but not where Thelma was concerned. Nora was ready to lower the boom. ” “We can do that later. Right now, I’m trying to get to this meeting before the situation blows up in my face,” he said as he headed out the door. “I’ll see you Wednesday. Traffic probably won’t be heavy. ” Nora stopped in her tracks. “For what? ” “What are you talking about? ” “A fund-raiser? In the middle of the week? ” “The annual dinner dance. Don’t play dumb.
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