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Description - A Simple Act of Violence by R. J. Ellory

Washington has a new menace...a serial killer whose victims don't exist...Washington, embroiled in the mid-term elections, did not want to hear about serial killings. But when the newspapers reported a fourth murder, when they gave the killer a name and details of his horrendous crimes, there were few people that could ignore it. Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case. He and his partner begin the task of correlating and cross-referencing the details of each crime scene. Rapidly things begin to complicate. The victims do not officially exist. Their personal details do not register on any known systems. The harder Miller works, the less it makes sense. And as Miller unearths ever more disturbing facts, he starts to face truths so far-removed from his own reality that he begins to fear for his life. This is a novel about trust, loyalty, and beliefs that are so ingrained which, when challenged, they leave people with nothing. Vast in scope, A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE is an expose of the brutality of covert operations, the power of greed and the insidious nature of corruption. It is also a story of love and trust that somehow managed to survive the very worst that the world could throw at it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752891903
ISBN-10: 0752891901
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 158mm x 45mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - R. J. Ellory

R.J. Ellory is the author of five previous novels including the bestselling A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS which was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection 2008. His other novels have been translated into Italian, German and Dutch and City of Lies and Candlemoth have both been shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. He is married with one son, and currently resides in England.

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