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Vengeance (Quirke, Bk 5)
Vengeance - Quirke, Bk 5
Author: Benjamin Black
A bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood, as one of our most brilliant crime novelists reveals a world where money and sex trump everything — It's a fine day for a sail, and Victor Delahaye, one of Ireland's most successful businessmen, takes his boat far out to sea. With him is his partner's son—who become...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780805094398
ISBN-10: 0805094393
Publication Date: 8/7/2012
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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As in any Benjamin Black novel, you get a messy tangle of human relationships, a lot of brooding characters and a satisfyingly twisted plot. On to Quirke #6 now!
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The enigmatic Dr. Quirke is back, as stubborn and curious as ever, with his bottomless need to set the world to rights when his own life is in such shambles. In this volume, he and Inspector Hackett poke around the unusual suicide of a wealthy and admired businessman (not a spoiler, it happens on the opening pages). No evil Catholic priests or sexual perversity in this, Book 5 of the series, just odd families and corporate chicanery. The mystery is unraveled in the midst of the author's amazingly poetic descriptions of 1950s Dublin and insight into human nature and the soul of the Irish. (Benjamin Black is a pseudonym for Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville.)


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