When Vengeance runs in the blood only murder can stop it dead, in this stunning new thriller from the award-winning author of Black Water.
Homicide cop Tom McMichael is on the rotation when an 84-year-old city patriarch named Pete Braga is found bludgeoned to death. Not good news, especially since the Irish McMichaels and the Portuguese Bragas share a violent family history dating back three generations. Years ago Braga shot McMichael's grandfather in a dispute over a pay-cheque; soon thereafter Braga's son was severely beaten behind a waterfront bar – legend has it that it was an act of revenge by McMichael's father.
McMichael must put aside the old family blood feud, and find the truth about Pete Braga's death. Braga's beautiful nurse is a suspect – she says she stepped out for some firewood, but key evidence suggests otherwise. The investigation soon expands to include Braga's business, his family, the Catholic diocese, a multi-million dollar Indian casino, a prostitute, a cop, and, of course, the McMichael family.
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Praise for Jefferson Parker
'Insanely imaginative' New York Times
'One of the most entertaining tough-guy writers' Esquire
‘If you’re seeking a thinking man’s bestseller, T. Jefferson Parker is the writer for you’
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Praise for Black Water
'Parker at the top of his form' Los Angeles Times
‘Both convincing and heartening. Parker gets better and better’ Literary Review
‘An entertaining story with an appealing heroine’ Sunday Telegraph
Praise for Silent Joe
‘Worth shouting about’ People Magazine
‘Full of quirks and great surprises’ Wall Street JournalAbout the Author:
Jefferson Parker lives in Laguna Beach, California. When not working on his books, Parker spends his time with his family, hiking, hunting and fishing, and haunting the public tennis courts.
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