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The Vendetta

By Thomas Laird

When does justice become revenge?

Benedetto ‘Benny Bats’ Rossi is the boss of the Mafia crew that operates out of Berwyn, Chicago.

Known for his unforgiving attitude, it’s not great surprise when David Johansen – the man who accidentally killed Rossi’s teenage son – washes up in a concrete body bag in the lake.

To Homicide Detective, Jimmy Parisi, it is obvious who is responsible for the death of Johansen, but with no proof and no trail, his hands are tied.

But nobody had counted on Mark Johansen turning up.

The brother of the victim and a Vietnam Vet, Mark wreaks havoc on the normal state of play between the Homicide department and the Mafia king with his own vigilante form of the vendetta.

Thomas Laird’s latest novel is perfect for fans of James Patterson and Lee Child.

Thomas Laird has several short stories published in US literary magazines and a collection of short fiction called Blue Collar and Other Stories , published in the US. He teaches creative writing, literature and composition in central Illinois. His novels include the Jimmy Parisi, also published by Endeavour Press.

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