By Frank J. Bruno
When Julio Milano arrives at his female friend Tabitha’s condo, he unearths her demise. Her throat has been slashed.
Valerie, Tabitha’s seven-year-old daughter, chillingly asks Julio to kill the individual that murdered her mom. He responds, “He may kill me.” The grim-faced baby says, “No, you’ll kill him.”
A promise has been made to carry the killer to justice. this can be more uncomplicated acknowledged than performed. There are not any strong clues. although, Julio manages to 0 in on numerous suspects.
One suspect is Frankie “Swoonatra” Rossi, Tabitha’s ex-lover and probably Valerie’s father. he's a living room singer in Las Vegas.
Another suspect is outdated guy Garibaldi, a vineyard proprietor. He lives together with his granddaugher, Nicola, less than suspicious conditions. there's the prospect that Tabitha was once blackmailing him.
A 3rd suspect is Lucy, a prostitute and Tabitha’s sister. Tabitha used to be chargeable for Lucy’s access into the profession.
As Julio pursues his research, he discovers that Tabitha had a gloomy part to her character that had escaped him.
Julio quickly learns that his quest for revenge is fraught with risk. He has to run multiple life-threatening possibility on the way to receive the knowledge he seeks. the tale ends with a dangerous come across among Julio and Tabitha’s murderer.
SOME principal CHARACTERS
JULIO MILANO. Julio is an unlicensed investigator, a self-destructive, down-on-his good fortune alcoholic. he's over sixty, and lives by myself in a rundown duplex. he's capable of convey himself out of his doldrums so one can resolve a criminal offense concerning someone he cares about.
VALIER WALKER. Valerie is a seven-year previous orphan, the slain Tabitha’s daughter. Valerie is shiny and loving. She desires to turn into a veterinarian and loves animals. She has turn into, so that you could communicate, “allergic to death.” this can be real regardless of her chilling request asking Julio to kill her mother’s assassin.
MARIE MILANO. Marie is Julio’s ex-wife. She nonetheless presents him with nurturance, figuring out, and a secure haven whilst he wishes one.
LOU MILANO. Lou is Julio’s brother. He owns a liquor shop on the town. He makes an attempt to place a restraint on Julio’s impulsive, risk-taking habit, often with out a lot result.
AL MARTINEZ. Al is a detective at the San Aqua police strength. He threatens Julio with a homicide cost. he's suggest and hazardous. And he provides Julio trouble.
OLD guy GARIBALDI. Garibaldi is the landlord of a vineyard. he's a sly, misleading individual. He was once instrumental in ruining the Milano kinfolk winery.
NICOLA FERRARI. Nicola is Garibaldi’s housekeeper and granddaughter. Julio suspects that her courting with Garibaldi is incestuous.
GABRIELLE WASHINGTON. Gabrielle is Julio’s granddaughter and a former prostitute. Now married to the forged Naldo Washington, she and her husband search to make a house for Valerie.
SAM WRIGHT. Sam is the manager of Detectives in San Aqua. formally, he's against Julio’s research of Tabitha’s homicide. Unofficially, he's an approving friend.
RED O’HARA. purple is a former stripper, now a medical psychologist. whilst Julio results in the alcoholic ward within the kingdom health facility, crimson, an previous buddy, is his therapist. finally they develop into lovers.
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A Vendetta for Valerie: A Julio Milano Novel, Book 2 by Frank J. Bruno