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A Simple Act of Violence

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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, and rapidly uncover a 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 so far-removed from his own reality that he begins to fear for his life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 40mm | 381.02g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752883097
  • 9780752883090
  • 41,061

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A standout thriller...Ellory seamlessly connects this whodunit with a dirty history of the CIA, crafting a tale that grimly makes the personal political. * THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER * A stunning work of crime fiction...a gem of a crime novel that should be up there with the best of them. -- Anthony Lund * ALLBOOKS REVIEW *show more

About R. J. Ellory

R.J. Ellory is a critically acclaimed author whose novels include the bestselling A Quiet Belief in Angels, which was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection and won the Nouvel Observateur Crime Fiction Prize.Ellory's novels have been translated into twenty-six languages, and he has won the USA Excellence Award for Best Mystery, the Strand Magazine Best Thriller 2009, the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year for A Simple Act of Violence, the St Maur Prize, the Avignon Readers' Prize, the Livre de Poche Award and the Quebec Laureat. He has been shortlisted for a further thirteen awards in numerous countries, including four Daggers from the UK Crime Writers' Association.Despite the American setting of his novels, Ellory is British and currently lives in England with his wife and son.To find out more visit www.rjellory.com or follow him on Twitter @rjelloryshow more

Review Text

A stunning work of crime fiction...a gem of a crime novel that should be up there with the best of them. Anthony Lund ALLBOOKS REVIEWshow more

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1,346 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (579)
3 24% (326)
2 7% (90)
1 3% (46)
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