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Read online Vengeance (Quirke #5).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Vengeance (Quirke #5) A bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood as one of our most brilliant crime novelists reveals a world where money and sex trump everything b .

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 by Benjamin Black, John Banville

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Vengeance (Quirke #5)
Title:Vengeance (Quirke #5)
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ISBN:0805094393
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Number of Pages:304
Category:Mystery, Fiction, Ireland, Crime, Irish literature, Historical fiction
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b A suspicious death a pregnant woman suddenly gone missing Quirke s latest case leads him inexorably toward the dark machinations of an old foe b br br Perhaps Quirke has been down among the dead too long Lately the Irish pathologist has suffered hallucinations and blackouts and he fears the cause is a brain tumor A specialist diagnoses an old head injury caused by a savage beating all that s needed the doctor declares is an extended rest But Quirke ever intent on finding his place among the living is not about to retire br br One night during a June heat wave a car crashes into a tree in central Dublin and bursts into flames The police assume the driver s death was either an accident or a suicide but Quirke s examination of the body leads him to believe otherwise Then his daughter Phoebe gets a mysterious visit from an acquaintance the woman who admits to being pregnant says she fears for her life though she won t say why When the woman later disappears Phoebe asks her father for help and Quirke in turn seeks the assistance of his old friend Inspector Hackett Before long the two men find themselves untangling a twisted string of events that takes them deep into a shadowy world where one of the city s most powerful men uses the cover of politics and religion to make obscene profits i i br i i br i Even the Dead i Benjamin Black s seventh novel featuring the endlessly fascinating Quirke is a story of surpassing intensity and surprising beauty, The inimitable Quirke returns in another spellbinding crime novel in which a young woman s dubious suicide sets off a new string of hazards and deceptions br br Two years have passed since the events of the bestselling Christine Falls and much has changed for Quirke the irascible formerly hard drinking Dublin pathologist His beloved Sarah is dead his surrogate father lies in a convent hospital paralyzed by a devastating stroke and Phoebe Quirke s long denied daughter has grown increasingly withdrawn and isolated br br With much to regret from his last inquisitive foray Quirke ought to know better than to let his curiosity get the best of him Yet when an almost forgotten acquaintance comes to him about his beautiful young wife s apparent suicide Quirke s old itch to cut into the quick of things to delve into the dark of what was hidden is roused again As he begins to probe further into the shadowy circumstances of Deirdre Hunt s death he discovers many things that might better have remained hidden as well as grave danger to those he loves br br Haunting masterfully written and utterly mesmerizing in its nuance The Silver Swan fully lives up to the promise of Christine Falls and firmly establishes Benjamin Black a k a John Banville among the greatest of crime writers, In the debut crime novel from the Booker winning author a Dublin pathologist follows the corpse of a mysterious woman into the heart of a conspiracy among the city s high Catholic society br br It s not the dead that seem strange to Quirke It s the living One night after a few drinks at an office party Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother in law Malachy altering a file he has no business even reading Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there but the next morning when the haze has lifted it looks an awful lot like his brother in law the esteemed doctor was in fact tampering with a corpse and concealing the cause of death br br It turns out the body belonged to a young woman named Christine Falls And as Quirke reluctantly presses on toward the true facts behind her death he comes up against some insidious and very well guarded secrets of Dublin s high Catholic society among them members of his own family br br Set in Dublin and Boston in the s the first novel in the Quirke series brings all the vividness and psychological insight of Booker Prize winner John Banville s fiction to a thrilling atmospheric crime story Quirke is a fascinating and subtly drawn hero Christine Falls is a classic tale of suspense and Benjamin Black s debut marks him as a true master of the form, b A bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood as one of our most brilliant crime novelists reveals a world where money and sex trump everything b br br 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 br br 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 br br Why did Victor Delahaye kill himself and who is intent upon wreaking vengeance on so many of those who knew him