A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellory
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The award-winning CIA thriller by "a uniquely gifted, passionate, and powerful writer" (Alan Furst).

R. J. Ellory's latest paperback is his most timely, menacing serial killer novel yet, and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.. As in his globally acclaimed A Quiet Belief in Angels, it is a stunning work of suspense guaranteed to keep the reader awake at night. Set in Washington, embroiled in elections, it follows Detective Robert Miller as he is assigned to an unsettling murder case. He finds a serious complication: the victims do not officially exist. Their personal details do not register on any known systems. And as Miller unearths ever more disturbing facts, he starts to face truths about the corrupt world he lives in --truths so far removed from his own reality that he begins to fear for his life.

As CrimeSquad described it, "this is a book with everything that a fan of modern mystery fiction could hope for: a labyrinthine plot, unbearable tension, controversy, and a social conscience."

 

About R.J. Ellory

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R. J. Ellory is the author of seven novels. His works have been translated into twenty-three languages.
 
Published June 26, 2012 by Overlook. 445 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Is there a rogue agent at work determined to publicize CIA chicanery, particularly if it involves the drug trade, money movements and political insurrections, by killing off some of the operatives involved?

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Publishers Weekly

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At the outset of this superb crime thriller from Ellory (The Anniversary Man), Det. Robert Miller, a veteran Washington, D.C., cop who doesn't have much of a life outside his job, arrives at the house

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A Simple Act of Violence by RJ Ellory Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop His third novel, A Quiet Belief in Angels, was powered into the bestseller lists by ...

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Publishers Weekly

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Around her neck is a ribbon attached to a luggage tag, the hallmark of the Ribbon Killer, who's claimed three other female victims in the same upscale neighborhood over the past eight months.

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New York Journal of Books

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“R. J. Ellory, while possibly besting his 2009 novel, A Quiet Belief in Angels, cleverly weaves in a parallel backstory . . .”

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Robert Miller, "a man of unremarkable appearance" and his partner, Albert Roth, of the Washington, D.C.

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