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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (323 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Benjamin Black Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christa | 1/29/2014

    " Not my favorite Quirke. This was a very good novel, but not much of a mystery. I like my literary sleuths to actually do a little sleuthing. Quirke is great at drinking and banging widows though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vickie | 1/25/2014

    " Quirke is back, although it's not as prominent a role as in previous novels in this series. Plot opens with a strange suicide, witnessed only by the son of the victim's partner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jacquelynn Fritz | 1/6/2014

    " Victor Delahaye commits suicide on his boat in front of his partner's son. Detective Hackett and Dr. Quirke are called in to investigate. They interview his wife Mona, twin sons James and Jonas, and partner Jack Clancy. While investigating, Jack Clancy turns up drowned, and Hackett and Quirke must look into family secrets before finding the truth about the deaths. This is the first book I've read in the series. I was surprised that the partners didn't work together more in the investigation and why Quirke seemed to take the lead in the investigation. I also didn't like his unprofessionalism with him sleeping with Mona. The premise was better than than the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kay | 1/5/2014

    " Black's language is gorgeous, but this is the first of his mysteries starring Quirke in which the plot was tired, a rehash of previous ones. Disappointing. "

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