A Quiet Vendetta

A Quiet Vendetta

A Thriller

  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781468300239
  • 496 Pages
  • Overlook Books
  • Adult


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.


"As in the very best of thrillers, A Quiet Vendetta has the ring of truth and real research behind it all. With exquisite pace and perfect timing, R.J. Ellory has given us a piercing assessment of the nature of love, loyalty and obsessive revenge, not to mention a deep understanding of la cosa nostra." — The Guardian

"An absorbing crime novel…a brilliantly conceived tale of greed, politics, family loyalties, and vengeance." — Kirkus Reviews

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

"A Quiet Vendetta is highly recommended for readers interested in the psychological makeup and motivation behind the actions of both the hunter and his prey. The faint of heart who would prefer a straightforward whodunit mystery are better advised to choose the works of a less creative writer." — New York Journal of Books

"R. J. Ellory proves himself a leader among the royalty of crime writers with this five-decade-long saga of Mafia history forming the framework for an exciting, well-constructed tale that ultimately becomes one of two men attempting to redeem themselves for their many individual sins against humanity." — New York Journal of Books