Vengeance

A Novel

Quirke (Volume 5)

Benjamin Black

Macmillan Audio

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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?

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Davy Clancy was not a good sailor, in fact he was secretly afraid of the sea, yet here he was, on this fine summer morning, about to set out on it in a boat that looked to him like a large and complicated toy. It was, they all said, a perfect day to be on the water. They did not say it was a perfect day to be in a boat, or to be out sailing. No: a perfect day to be on the water, as if it was their motto or something. And they were all so jolly and brisk, smiling in a smug, self-satisfied way that set his teeth on edge. Unlike him, they knew what they were doing, the wind-burned men

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Benjamin Black

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.

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Vengeance
A Novel
Benjamin Black

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
August 2012
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427221438
ISBN10: 142722143X
$19.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
August 2012
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427221421
ISBN10: 1427221421
Audio Run Time: 9:00
$39.99

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Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805094398
ISBN10: 0805094393
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$26.00

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Trade Paperback
Picador
March 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250024183
ISBN10: 1250024188
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$16.00

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Henry Holt and Co.
August 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429947725
ISBN10: 1429947721
320 pages
$9.99
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