By Frank J. Bruno
When Julio Milano arrives at his female friend Tabitha’s condo, he reveals her death. Her throat has been slashed.
Valerie, Tabitha’s seven-year-old daughter, chillingly asks Julio to kill the person 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 convey the killer to justice. this is often more straightforward stated than performed. There aren't any strong clues. even though, 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Another suspect is outdated guy Garibaldi, a vineyard proprietor.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 along with his granddaugher, Nicola, lower than suspicious conditions. there's the chance 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 aspect to her character that had escaped him.
Julio quickly learns that his quest for revenge is fraught with risk. He has to run a couple of life-threatening possibility with the intention to receive the knowledge he seeks. the tale ends with a perilous come across among Julio and Tabitha’s murderer.
SOME important 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 carry himself out of his doldrums with the intention to resolve against the law related to anyone he cares about.
VALIER WALKER. Valerie is a seven-year outdated orphan, the slain Tabitha’s daughter. Valerie is vibrant and loving. She desires to develop into a veterinarian and loves animals. She has develop into, to be able to communicate, “allergic to death.” this is often real even with her chilling request asking Julio to kill her mother’s assassin.
MARIE MILANO. Marie is Julio’s ex-wife. She nonetheless offers him with nurturance, realizing, and a secure haven while 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 no 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 used to be 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. pink is a former stripper, now a medical psychologist. while Julio leads to the alcoholic ward within the kingdom clinic, purple, an outdated good friend, 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