By Frank J. Bruno
When Julio Milano arrives at his female friend Tabitha’s condominium, 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 deliver the killer to justice. this can be more uncomplicated stated than performed. There aren't any sturdy 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Another suspect is outdated guy Garibaldi, a vineyard proprietor.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 situations. there's the chance that Tabitha used to be blackmailing him.
A 3rd suspect is Lucy, a prostitute and Tabitha’s sister. Tabitha used to be answerable for Lucy’s access into the profession.
As Julio pursues his research, he discovers that Tabitha had a dismal part 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 danger on the way to receive the data he seeks. the tale ends with a dangerous come across among Julio and Tabitha’s murderer.
SOME critical CHARACTERS
JULIO MILANO. Julio is an unlicensed investigator, a self-destructive, down-on-his success alcoholic. he's over sixty, and lives on my own in a rundown duplex. he's capable of carry himself out of his doldrums for you to remedy against the law concerning an individual he cares about.
VALIER WALKER. Valerie is a seven-year outdated orphan, the slain Tabitha’s daughter. Valerie is vivid and loving. She desires to turn into a veterinarian and loves animals. She has develop into, to be able to communicate, “allergic to death.” this can be precise inspite of 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, figuring out, 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, frequently 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 supplies 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 kin winery.
NICOLA FERRARI. Nicola is Garibaldi’s housekeeper and granddaughter. Julio suspects that her dating with Garibaldi is incestuous.
GABRIELLE WASHINGTON. Gabrielle is Julio’s granddaughter and a former prostitute. Now married to the cast 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. while Julio leads to the alcoholic ward within the kingdom medical institution, crimson, an outdated good friend, is his therapist. finally they turn into lovers.
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A Vendetta for Valerie: A Julio Milano Novel, Book 2 by Frank J. Bruno