Vendetta in Death

An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 49)

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Author: J. D. Robb

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250207185

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Lieutenant Eve Dallas must keep the predator from becoming the prey in Vendetta in Death, the newest thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb. She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless. The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company’s human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims—but they don’t know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price. Now Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy’s secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It’s a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy’s widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled...

V for Vendetta as Cultural Pastiche

A Critical Study of the Graphic Novel and Film

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Author: James R. Keller

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786434678

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 247

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The 2005 James McTeigue and Wachowski Brothers film V for Vendetta represents a postmodern pastiche, a collection of fragments pasted together from the original Moore and Lloyd graphic novel of the same name, along with numerous allusions to literature, history, cinema, music, art, politics, and medicine. Paralleling the graphic novel, the film simultaneously reflects a range of authorial contributions and influences. This work examines in detail the intersecting texts of V for Vendetta. Subjects include the alternative dimensions of the cinematic narrative, represented in the film's conspicuous placement of the painting The Lady of Shalott in V's home; the film's overt allusions to the AIDS panic of the 1980s; and the ways in which antecedent narratives such as Terry Gilliam's Brazil, Huxley's Brave New World, and Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 represent shadow texts frequently crossing through the overall V for Vendetta narrative.

Lucrezia Borgia

Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy

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Author: Sarah Bradford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101525340

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance—incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far more fascinating than the myth. Neither a vicious monster nor a seductive pawn, Lucrezia Borgia was a shrewd, determined woman who used her beauty and intelligence to secure a key role in the political struggles of her day. Drawing from a trove of contemporary documents and fascinating firsthand accounts, Bradford brings to life the art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics of the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.

The Vendetta

And Other Diminutive Tales

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Author: Dominick Forte

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465392602

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

View: 8475

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SYDNEY'S VENDETTA

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Author: Clarence M. Agress, MD

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491865709

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 2156

A fifteen year-old girl is forced to witness her mother’s rape and murder. A deep hatred is engrained and she determines on revenge.. In Israel the Mossad is her objective, but she has to go through psychiatric correction and hard physical training before she is made a member of a hit team, that will pursue the rapist. The heavy drama is lightened by the incidental romance encountered.

Remember Me, Vendetta

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Author: Carlos Alexander Murray

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462045358

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A once gambler/drug dealer gives his all to make another run at Kingpin status only to retire on top of the game. Carlos Andretti making a push for success finds a profitable way out of the game also bringing with him his young, now rich protege who has a change of heart in retiring from his grip of power and street fame. Agreeing to settle off the profits of a Mega Millionaires club built and designed to bring enough money for all to live comfortable for decades, a murder plot to kill Mr. A. and steal his millions invested is executed. But as an innocent, cursed soul has been wrongfully sacrificed, the scales of reality tip with an unresting soul coming back for vengeance on all participating in his death.

Death of a Hero

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Author: Richard Aldington

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101602937

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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One of the great World War I antiwar novels—honest, chilling, and brilliantly satirical Based on the author's experiences on the Western Front, Richard Aldington's first novel, Death of a Hero, finally joins the ranks of Penguin Classics. Our hero is George Winterbourne, who enlists in the British Expeditionary Army during the Great War and gets sent to France. After a rash of casualties leads to his promotion through the ranks, he grows increasingly cynical about the war and disillusioned by the hypocrisies of British society. Aldington's writing about Britain's ignorance of the tribulations of its soldiers is among the most biting ever published. Death of a Hero vividly evokes the morally degrading nature of combat as it rushes toward its astounding finish. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Vendetta

And Other Poems

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Author: Thomas Brower Peacock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American poetry

Page: 164

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Secrets of Life and Death

Women and the Mafia

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Author: Renate Siebert

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859840238

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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Secrets of Life and Death is the first book to focus on women whose lives are entangled in the workings of the mafia. Drawing on courtroom testimonies, interviews, contemporary journalism and recent research, Siebert cuts through the mafia's myth of honouring women to expose the harsh realities for women living with, and fighting against, the mafia. With careful attention to the socio-economic realities of southern Italy, she looks at what it actually means to live in the mafia's shadow. She explores the gains and costs of being a mafia wife in New York or Palermo, probing the emotions underlying women's mafia loyalties and the sexual lure of the mafioso. In vivid and often harrowing detail, Siebert examines women's growing resistance to a culture of death and dangerously intensified masculinity. Alongside the public stories of the wives of murdered judges, policemen and politicians, she places the extraordinary accounts of women who have taken a stand against their own mafia upbringing or have spoken out as witnesses, at enormous personal cost. It is women's courageous initiatives, Siebert shows, which have led to the development of local anti-mafia organizations and recent mass protests in the face of violent intimidation. Poignant and incisive, Secrets of Life and Death breaks the code of silence to tell a story that is both haunting and inspiring.

The Tudor Vendetta

A Novel

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Author: C. W. Gortner

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466857870

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth's intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his beloved Kate, scheming William Cecil, and arch-rival, Robert Dudley. A poison attempt on Elizabeth soon overshadows her coronation, but before Brendan can investigate, Elizabeth summons him in private to dispatch him on a far more confidential mission: to find her favored lady in waiting, Lady Parry, who has disappeared during a visit to her family manor in Yorkshire. Upon his arrival at the desolate sea-side manor where Lady Parry was last seen, he encounters a strange, impoverished family beset by grief, as well as mounting evidence that they hide a secret from him. The mystery surrounding Lady Parry deepens as Brendan begins to realize there is far more going on at the manor than meets the eye, but the closer he gets to the heart of the mystery in Vaughn Hall, the more he learns that in his zeal to uncover the truth, he could be precipitating Elizabeth's destruction. From the intrigue-laden passages of Whitehall to a foreboding Catholic manor and the deadly underworld of London, Brendan must race against time to unravel a vendetta that will strike at the very core of his world—a vendetta that could expose a buried past and betray everything he has fought for, including his loyalty to his queen. The Tudor Vendetta is the third volume in the Spymaster Chronicles series by C.W. Gortner.