By Sue Grafton
A spiderweb of risky relationships lies on the middle of V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton's bold new Kinsey Millhone novel.
A lady with a murky previous who kills herself-or used to be it homicide? A spoiled child awash in playing debt who thinks he can beat the procedure. A gorgeous lady whose existence is ready to splinter right into a thousand fragments. A expert shoplifting ring operating for the Mob, racking up hundreds of thousands from stolen items. A wandering husband, wealthy and ruthless. a filthy cop so entrenched at the strength he's resistant to publicity. A sinister gangster, conscienceless and brutal. A lonely widower mourning the demise of his lover, determined for solutions, that could be worse than the ache of his loss. a personal detective, Kinsey Millhone, whose thirty-eighth-birthday present 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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