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Vengeance: A Novel

by Benjamin Black
Read by John Keating

Macmillan Audio | August 7, 2012 | Audio Book (CD)

Vengeance: A Novel is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.

In Vengeance, a bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood, as Benjamin Black 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 becomes the sole witness when Delahaye produces a pistol, points it at his own chest, and fires.

This mysterious death immediately engages the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett, who in turn calls upon the services of his sometime partner Quirke, consultant pathologist at the Hospital of the Holy Family. The stakes are high: Delahaye's prominence in business circles means that Hackett and Quirke must proceed very carefully. Among others, they interview Mona Delahaye, the dead man's young and very beautiful wife; James and Jonas Delahaye, his identical twin sons; and Jack Clancy, his ambitious, womanizing partner. But then a second death occurs, this one even more shocking than the first, and quickly it becomes apparent that a terrible secret threatens to destroy the lives and reputations of several members of Dublin's elite.

Why did Victor Delahaye kill himself, and who is intent upon wreaking vengeance on so many of those who knew him?

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 6.04 × 5.15 × 0.9 in

Published: August 7, 2012

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1427221421

ISBN - 13: 9781427221421

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Vengeance I LOVE his writing but this was a little flat. MAYBE it was me but I felt dissapionted . My opinion only.
Date published: 2015-10-21

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Vengeance: A Novel

Vengeance: A Novel

by Benjamin Black
Read by John Keating

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 6.04 × 5.15 × 0.9 in

Published: August 7, 2012

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1427221421

ISBN - 13: 9781427221421

From the Publisher

In Vengeance, a bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood, as Benjamin Black 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 becomes the sole witness when Delahaye produces a pistol, points it at his own chest, and fires.

This mysterious death immediately engages the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett, who in turn calls upon the services of his sometime partner Quirke, consultant pathologist at the Hospital of the Holy Family. The stakes are high: Delahaye's prominence in business circles means that Hackett and Quirke must proceed very carefully. Among others, they interview Mona Delahaye, the dead man's young and very beautiful wife; James and Jonas Delahaye, his identical twin sons; and Jack Clancy, his ambitious, womanizing partner. But then a second death occurs, this one even more shocking than the first, and quickly it becomes apparent that a terrible secret threatens to destroy the lives and reputations of several members of Dublin's elite.

Why did Victor Delahaye kill himself, and who is intent upon wreaking vengeance on so many of those who knew him?

About the Author

Benjamin Black is the pen name of the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville. The author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed series of Quirke novels-Christine Falls, The Silver Swan, Elegy for April, and A Death in Summer-he lives in Dublin.

Editorial Reviews

"With his soft Irish accent, Keating seemed to be doing something beyond merely reading aloud - without showiness or bluster, he seemed to be sending the story directly into my head." -John Schwartz, The New York Times Book Review"Narrator John Keating does an equally good job with Irish accents that make subtle distinctions among the characters." -Sound Commentary"Keating's melodic narration.could make a Bono lyric sound like a poem by Seamus Heaney." -Mystery Scene Magazine"Narrator John Keating does not disappoint. As a returning performer in this series, he has become the voice of Quirke, Hackett, and all the regular characters in the series. He folds in the new characters with masterful agility.Keating can also breathe life into Quirke's haunts until the listener can almost taste the whiskey fumes. Keating is not simply a reader but a true audio artisan." -Reviewing the Evidence"Black switches his point of view from one character to another, but the genuine Irish lilt to the book's dialogue, characters and setting gives it a voice that feels real and true. It's certainly read that way by the talented John Keating." -Winston-Salem Journal"Propulsive. [Vengeance] will keep you turning pages." -The Los Angeles Times"Gorgeously composed crime novels." -Entertainment Weekly"Readers with a literary bent who prefer stylish prose and fully-realized characters are in the right hands with Black. Throughout [Vengeance], Black's prose is vividly rendered, almost painterly in its de
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