Quietus by William VanPoyck

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Wily Miami burglar Danny Sullivan, born withthe extreme gene but increasingly covered by the darkness of fate's lengtheningshadow, determines to conclude his parlous career by heisting a priceless coincollection, enabling him to retire and marry his sweetly ingenuous fiance,while still resolutely hugging his secret. The target, an enigmatic Germanmillionaire, as reclusive as a badger, sits ensconced in his palatial PalmBeach estate, his big double-door Heidelberg safe bulging with promises...cash,gold, diamonds, emeralds, pearls, and mysterious amber artifacts...and acrushingly heavy burden of cloaked, malevolent secrets. . . . But Danny'sactions unleash a tsunami of unforeseen consequences encompassing the spectrumof the human condition...love, death, betrayal, greed, altruism, revenge...whileilluminating a constellation of singular characters...robbers, smugglers,killers, crooked cops and corrupt lawyers...and painting a poignant portrait of acomplex man doomed by his own flaws. . . . With his dreams inexplicablycratered and his life circling the drain Danny wrestles with his own warringimpulses, clutching at his final chance for redemption. A mounting cascade ofdouble-crosses, murders, ambushes and betrayals, simmering in an aspic of international intrigue, inexorably leads to thefinal denouement, one resonating with life's timeless themes.

About William VanPoyck

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Van Poyck was sentenced to death in 1988 for the felony murder conviction of a prison guard. Today he is on Virginia's death row awaiting execution. He has written two novels.
Published May 4, 2003 by AuthorHouse. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Non-fiction

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