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The Vendetta
  • Author : Alston Purvis
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1586487418
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In The Vendetta, author Alston Purvis recounts the story of his father, Melvin Purvis, the iconic G-man and public hero made famous by his remarkable sweep of the great Public Enemies of the American Depression—John Dillinger; Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson. Purvis’s successes led FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover to grow increasingly jealous, to the point where he vowed to bring down Purvis. Hoover smeared Purvis’s reputation, and tried to erase his name from all records of the FBI's greatest triumphs. This book sets the record straight, and provides a grippingly authentic new telling of the gangster era, seen from the perspective of the pursuers.

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    The Vendetta
  • Author : Alston Purvis
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780786746668
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In The Vendetta, author Alston Purvis recounts the story of his father, Melvin Purvis, the iconic G-man and public hero made famous by his remarkable sweep of the great Public Enemies of the American Depression—John Dillinger; Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson. Purvis’s successes led FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover to grow increasingly jealous, to the point where he vowed to bring down Purvis. Hoover smeared Purvis’s reputation, and tried to erase his name from all records of the FBI's greatest triumphs. This book sets the record straight, and provides a grippingly authentic new telling of the gangster era, seen from the perspective of the pursuers.

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    The Forty-Seven Rōnin
  • Author : John A. Tucker
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781108622561
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  • Genre : History
  • The Forty-Seven Rōnin vendetta is one of the most famous incidents in Japanese history, but it is also one of the most misunderstood. John A. Tucker seeks to provide a credible account of the vendetta and its afterlife in history. He suggests that, when considered historically and holistically, the vendetta appears as a site of contested cultural ground, with conflicts, disagreements, and debates characterizing its three-century history far more than cultural unanimity about its values, virtues, and icons. Tucker narrates the incident as the historical event that it was, within the context of Tokugawa social, political, cultural, and spiritual history, before exploring the vendetta as conflicted cultural ground, generating a steady flow of essays, novels, plays, and ideologically driven expressions intrinsic to the course of Japanese history. This engaging, accessible study provides insights into ways in which events and debates from early modern history have continued to inform developments in modern Japan.

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    Tombstone
  • Author : Tom Clavin
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1250214580
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : History
  • The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill. On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, nine men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others. The fight sprang forth from a tense, hot summer. Cattle rustlers had been terrorizing the back country of Mexico and selling the livestock they stole to corrupt ranchers. The Mexican government built forts along the border to try to thwart American outlaws, while Arizona citizens became increasingly agitated. Rustlers, who became known as the cow-boys, began to kill each others as well as innocent citizens. That October, tensions boiled over with Ike and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Claiborne confronting the Tombstone marshal, Virgil Earp, and the suddenly deputized Wyatt and Morgan Earp and shotgun-toting Doc Holliday. Bestselling author Tom Clavin peers behind decades of legend surrounding the story of Tombstone to reveal the true story of the drama and violence that made it famous. Tombstone also digs deep into the vendetta ride that followed the tragic gunfight, when Wyatt and Warren Earp and Holliday went vigilante to track down the likes of Johnny Ringo, Curly Bill Brocius, and other cowboys who had cowardly gunned down his brothers. That "vendetta ride" would make the myth of Wyatt Earp complete and punctuate the struggle for power in the American frontier's last boom town.

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    The Vendetta
  • Author : Alston Purvis
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780786746668
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In The Vendetta, author Alston Purvis recounts the story of his father, Melvin Purvis, the iconic G-man and public hero made famous by his remarkable sweep of the great Public Enemies of the American Depression—John Dillinger; Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson. Purvis’s successes led FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover to grow increasingly jealous, to the point where he vowed to bring down Purvis. Hoover smeared Purvis’s reputation, and tried to erase his name from all records of the FBI's greatest triumphs. This book sets the record straight, and provides a grippingly authentic new telling of the gangster era, seen from the perspective of the pursuers.

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    The Vendetta House
  • Author : Daniel P'Lopez
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781463494650
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • When vindictive killers intrude into a beautiful house against the Bergan’s, a loving family the vendetta will leave the Bergan’s and the house forever changed. Years later, a group of high school teenagers rediscover the abandoned house and turn it into a party central for the weekend. But will they learn the truth of the house’s deadly history or will the legacy of the vendetta be relived once again, and by whom? Because what these adventurous trespassers don’t know, is that they are not alone. Someone is watching them, someone waiting and lurking, someone out for revenge.

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    The Vendetta Defense
  • Author : Lisa Scottoline
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780061758348
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Judy Carrier takes the case of her career to defend Anthony Lucia, fondly known as "Pigeon Tony," who freely admits to killing his lifelong enemy in order to settle a personal vendetta. Her client's guilt, however, is only the beginning of Judy's problems. The victim's family wants revenge and is determined to finish off Pigeon Tony and Judy before the case goes to trial. Then there's Pigeon Tony's hunky grandson, who makes Judy think about everything but the law. In a case steeped in blood and memory, it will take brains and a lot of luck to save Pigeon Tony. But if anyone will see justice done, it's this gutsy girl who'll risk everything to win -- including her life.

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    Tombstone
  • Author : Sean McLachlan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 9781780961941
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  • Genre : History
  • The Gunfight at the OK Corral on 26 October 1881 is one of the most enduring stories of the Old West. It led to a series of violent incidents that culminated in the Vendetta Ride, in which Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and several other gunslingers went after their rivals the Cowboys. Like most tales of the Wild West, the facts are buried under layers of myth, and the line between good guys and bad guys is blurry. Wyatt Earp, leader of the so-called “good guys”, was charged with stealing horses in the Indian Territory in 1870 and jumped bail. Becoming a buffalo hunter and gambler, he got into several scrapes and earned a reputation as a gunfighter. Several times he helped lawmen arrest outlaws, but usually his assistance came more because of a personal grudge against the criminal than any real respect for law and order. He even got fired from a police job in Wichita for beating up a political rival.

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    The Vendetta
  • Author : Honoré de Balzac
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 9788726668957
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fans of 'The Godfather' trilogy and 'The Sopranos' will know a thing or two about vendettas. In Honore de Balzac's ́The Vendetta ́, tragic consequences are laid bare. What begins as a love story between two Corsican immigrants, Ginevra and Luigi, soon becomes a tale of misery. Luigi is the sole survivor of a blood feud with Ginevra's family. And Ginevra's father Bartolomeo is determined to finish the job by killing Luigi. However, when the love-sick couple marries, he has to stay his hand - but he cuts them off, leaving them poverty-stricken. As Bartolomeo has an epiphany, his daughter is locked in a life-and-death struggle as she gives birth. Will she survive? And will her father get the chance to make things right? 'The Vendetta' is an excoriating attack on the nature of honour and a tale of tragic romance that calls to mind 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare. Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was a French novelist and playwright, most famous for a sequence of novels, collectively called 'The Human Comedy'. His signature style was a warts-and-all representation of post-Napoleonic French life, rich in detail and featuring complex, unfiltered characters. The style means Balzac is regarded as one of the pioneers of European literary realism. He is named as an influence on writers including Emile Zola, Henry James, Charles Dickens, and Gustave Flaubert. The first novel he published under his own name was 'Les Chouans' in 1829. In 1834 he hit upon the idea of grouping his novels together to record all of society. The result, over a period of years, was 'The Human Comedy', which comprised three categories: 'Analytic Studies'; 'Philosophical Studies'; and 'Studies of Manners'.

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    Dangerous Betrayal
  • Author : Bill Blowers
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9781630475758
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ingeniously blending fact and thrilling speculative fiction, this award-winning novel unveils a conspiratorial sabotage behind the Titanic disaster. How was it that the unsinkable Titanic, carrying 1320 passengers and a crew of 892, sank in freezing waters—especially when the technology of luxury liner was such that she could have easily avoided the impact with the iceberg? Was it a fated and bizarre accident? Or was it the result of a sinister plot to undermine the success of White Star Lines’ feature attraction on her maiden voyage? At the heart of the mystery: the most brilliant inventor of the era—Nikola Tesla—and a plot to hold the Titanic hostage that went catastrophically wrong. For more than a century, the secret lay hidden in the bowels of the Titanic at the bottom of the North Atlantic. Now, in this bracing and plausible novel of conspiracy and revenge, set in a gilded age of ruthless power barons, geniuses, and madmen, does the truth finally surface.

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    The Vendetta
  • Author : Dominick Forte
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : 9781465392602
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  • Genre : Fiction
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    The Vendetta of the Gods
  • Author : Philip Umukoro
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9781638674078
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Vendetta of the Gods By: Philip Umukoro The Vendetta of the Gods portrays an iconic struggle which tears the “Orishas,” “Gods,” apart; the cosmic eruption between Sango (god of thunder and lightning) and Obatala (god of creation) after the eve of creation. Obatala has become the king of Ile-Ife, and his kingdom is prosperous and peaceful. Meanwhile, Sango has also become the third king of Oyo, after the previous king, Ajaka, had been ousted by the Oyo Mesi—council of chiefs—for his insubordination. Quintessentially, Sango, who is always power-drunk, becomes envious and vile when he hears about the prosperity of Ile-Ife under Obatala. So, he conspires with Eshu and Ogun to plunder Ile-Ife in broad daylight. Sango kills both high and low, imprisons Obatala, and then pronounces himself as the new king afterward. Written in a play format, The Vendetta of the Gods weaves myth and reality to provide a look into of Africa’s socio-political system, one built on conspiracy, dictatorship, vengeance, and revolution.

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    The Vendetta
  • Author : Thomas Brower Peacock
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433066625918
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  • Genre : American poetry
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    The Vendetta Trifecta - The Complete Series
  • Author : A.J. Scudiere
  • Publisher : Griffyn Ink
  • Pages : 2283
  • ISBN : 9781937996659
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • With single-minded determination, eleven-year-old Cynthia Beller stands up amid the wreckage of the mafia hit that destroys her family. It’s the first step of a journey that will both drive her and haunt her for as long as she lives. Readers say A.J. Scudiere’s start to this award-winning trilogy is “seriously one of the best action/suspense books I've ever read.” All Cyn wants is justice. Kolya Kurev murdered her family in cold blood and got away with it. Single-minded in her determination, Cyn becomes the killer she needs to be. Until she meets Lee, a man also deeply wronged by Kurev. Cyn's new problem? Lee. Lee is stealing her revenge and screwing with the carefully carved life she’s made for herself. As if his mere presence and counter-productive ambitions weren’t enough, he’s going to get her caught… The FBI has been on her tail for several years now, but they haven’t even come close to finding her. Cyn has been leaving fake evidence at her crime scenes and counting on the one thing the FBI hasn’t figured out yet… Their most wanted criminal is just a girl. Right and wrong have long since been obliterated. And one of Lee’s kidnappers looks far too familiar: someone Sin is convinced should be long dead. The ties between families and enemies have become intricately tangled. To save Lee, Sin will have to bend and break bonds she didn’t even know existed. She’ll have to do it all while protecting a new secret . . . Thriller and action readers will find themselves immersed in The Vendetta Trifecta. It’s un-put-downable suspense from a USA Today Bestselling author!

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    The Vendetta
  • Author : Nathan Skaggs
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9783730970904
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • 10 years after commanding his first mission, secret agent, Nick Stark and a respected colleague are targeted by members of an Eastern European criminal organization. Fearing his identity is compromised, Stark's superiors remove him from active duty. While on the sidelines, Stark conducts his own investigation with the help of his closest friends including Nick Maze. When foreign mobsters attack agents in North America, Stark is reactivated and takes the fight to his adversaries on their home ground

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    Vendetta!
  • Author : Marie Corelli
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924013467109
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
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    The Corsican Lovers
  • Author : Charles Felton Pidgin
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433076048788
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  • Genre : Corsica (France)
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    Love's Treason; Or, The Two Privateers. (The Vendetta and the Avenger.).
  • Author : William Stephens Hayward
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : NLS:V000591628
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Love's Treason; Or, The Two Privateers. (The Vendetta and the Avenger.).

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    V for Vendetta Book & Mask Set
  • Author : ALAN. MOORE
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781779511737
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  • Genre : Books
  • In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil. The inspiration for the hit 2005 movie starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving, this amazing graphic novel is packaged with a collectable reproduction of the iconic V mask.

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    VENDETTA
  • Author : William E. McKenna
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1373294272
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  • Genre : History
  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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    La comeÌdie humaine of HonoreÌ de Balzac: The country doctor. The vendetta. Colonel Chabert
  • Author : HonoreÌ de Balzac
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : PURD:32754064902012
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book La comeÌdie humaine of HonoreÌ de Balzac: The country doctor. The vendetta. Colonel Chabert

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    The country doctor (including The vendetta; Colonel Chabert)
  • Author : Honoré de Balzac
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HXL6JM
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Novels of Balzac: The celibates. Colonel Chabert. The vendetta. A bachelor's establishment. Peace in the house. La grenadière
  • Author : Honoré de Balzac
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 836
  • ISBN : WISC:89015796238
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book The Novels of Balzac: The celibates. Colonel Chabert. The vendetta. A bachelor's establishment. Peace in the house. La grenadière

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    The Vendetta
  • Author : William E [From Old Catalog] McKenna
  • Publisher : Palala Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1359421491
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  • Genre : Books
  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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    The Vendetta
  • Author : E. Jamie,Britoria Virtual Services
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1500582344
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Mob princess Brianna O'Reiley has just discovered she is pregnant. What should be a joyous occasion is actually a nightmare because she knows that the father is not the husband she recently lost in a mob ordered murder, but Alessandro Dardano, the son of mob boss Bernardo Dardano, her family's greatest enemy. Brianna and Alessandro shared one night of passion after taking shelter in a snow storm, neither knowing the other's identity, that they were the children of families who have had a blood soaked vendetta between them for the past fifty years. Alessandro Dardano, has returned to New York from running his father's business overseas to take his place as Bernardo's successor. The passion he and Brianna generate between them make him question his loyalty to his father, but even more, the love he feels for her makes him want to do whatever he must to make Brianna his, despite her last name. Brianna, who has vowed to make Bernardo pay for his part in her husband's murder, is torn between the searing love she feels for Alessandro and her desire for vengeance. Will this baby bring the two families together, or will he be the lit fuse in an explosion of violence that destroys both sides forever?

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    VENDETTA & OTHER POEMS
  • Author : Thomas Brower 1852-1919 Peacock
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 137329406X
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  • Genre : History
  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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    The Vendetta Factor
  • Author : Tim Smith
  • Publisher : Publishamerica Incorporated
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 1424141257
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • When former CIA agent Nick Seven did a favor for his friend, gambler Rock Moretti, he didnat know that his innocent gesture would place him in the middle of a turf war between two crime families, each fighting for control of the lucrative Miami market. Nickas peaceful life in the Florida Keys becomes a battle of wills as he must call on his instincts to outwit both Dons, as well as a Justice Department prosecutor with a personal agenda. When Nick becomes the target of a hired assassin, he realizes that he has his own vendetta and thirst for revenge.

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    Pitus Peston and the Vendetta
  • Author : Everett Hunt
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1479784702
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pitus Peston is really on the spot. Returning to Earth to save it from corstet, an alien life prolonging plant, he gets captured by the army and is in a military base in the Nevada desert being debriefed on all of his advanced technology. When they are done, what will they do with a 235 year old man who has knowledge of extraterrestrials? They seem to have only two cruel choices. Will they keep him a permanent resident in some "Area 51" type place, forever cut off from the world, or just make him part of the Nevada landscape? On the other side of the galaxy, Peston's alien friends, Calnoon and Kinar, two of three alien exiles whose ship Pitus discovered in the Arizona desert in 1811, and Orban, a renowned Oman official and scholar, wonder what is keeping Pitus from returning to them. Pitus is also in the sites of the third exile, Rohab, now a high ranking agent of the FBI, who has been trying to finish off Peston for nearly two centuries. If this weren't enough, there is also a ruthless crazy alien of the enemy planet Haldan, who wants nothing so fervently than to kill Peston, and is willing to travel across the galaxy to do it. This feeling is mutual of course, and is about to get intensified by the actions of this Haldi, and so starts the story of PITUS PESTON AND THE VENDETTA.

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    The Vendetta
  • Author : R. G. Myers
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1508674779
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  • Genre : Books
  • A Vendetta, a fight that leads to hatred. That is what happened to Hans and Markus. This time the hatred leads to a tragedy. As the journal unfolds so does the plot. The question is, "What would you have done to change these two men who were once business partners?" As the story ends the twist is there one more time to bring back the lost. Keep the legacy going.

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    The Vendetta: And Other Poems
  • Author : Thomas Brower Peacock
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 0469348585
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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    The Vendetta Contract
  • Author : Jon Messmann
  • Publisher : Brash Books
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1954841191
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  • Genre : Books
  • The third book in the classic Revenger series... back in print for the first time in nearly fifty years. Ben Martin is trying to live a quiet, mundane life in Morrisville, a small town south of Indianapolis. But his violent past won't let him go. The Mafia has hired Corbett, an expensive assassin who has never failed, to track him down and kill him. Martin's only hope of survival is to turn the hunter into the prey. To do that, Martin must become even more brutal, and more lethal, than the deadly monster who is pursuing him. Martin might live... but only if he murders whatever shred of humanity he still has left. "Messmann has figured out how to retain the realistic nature of his series while keeping it all fast-moving and exciting. The Revenger series still has more in common with a literary sort of novel than, say, The Executioner. He makes you care about his characters." Glorious Trash

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    Dangerous Betrayal
  • Author : Bill Blowers
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 1630475742
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The technology of Titanic was such that she could have easily avoided the impact with the iceberg. Did a brilliant but insane scientist, intent on insatiable revenge against her backers, use that very technology against Titanic?In an age of ruthless, wealthy barons who run roughshod over anyone or anything that stands in their way, the most brilliant inventor of the era is the constant victim of the main financier of Titanic. The brilliant but unstable nephew of Nikola Tesla watches helplessly as time and again his uncle's most valuable inventions are taken by dishonest business practices perpetrated behind the veil of legal court judgments.When the most significant development in radio communications is destroyed in an obvious arson fire, the nephew falls into the depths of insanity. His ingenious plan to hold Titanic hostage on her maiden voyage goes horribly wrong, sending man's ultimate floating edifice to the bottom of the North Atlantic, and 1,517 people to a freezing death.Do the investigations into the famous tragedy overlook important clues? Are the American investigators too set on finding a culprit? Does Lord Mersey (British Board of Trade investigation) spend too much time looking for excuses to exonerate Titanic's owners and officers? Why isn't the possibility of sabotage considered when at least two significant events point the finger of guilt in that direction?Perhaps the final evidence lies at the bottom of the sea under tons of rusting metal. A thorough forensic investigation might lead directly to evidence of a crippling blow that only a well-planned and executed outside force could have delivered.

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    Vendetta
  • Author : Iris Johansen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN : 9781250075871
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a new explosive, compelling thriller. With his dying breath, Carl Venable, head of the CIA task force on terrorism and Jude Brandon’s final link to terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate: keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at any cost. But Rachel Venable has a shocking, twisted past of her own, one that comes rushing back after her medical clinic in Guyana is attacked by Huber—the same man who murdered her father and kept her imprisoned for months. Brandon and Catherine Ling, Rachel’s longtime ally and fierce protector, are determined to keep Rachel out of danger, but she knows that it’s impossible to stay hidden when Max Huber wants you dead. As Rachel and Brandon race against the clock to bring Huber down before he can orchestrate a disaster that will lay waste to half the country, they also fight a growing attraction to each other – an attraction that could prove just as dangerous as Huber himself. In this gripping, fast-paced novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, one thing is clear: everyone has a vendetta, and no one will rest until they get their revenge.

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    The Corsican Lovers
  • Author : Charles Felton Pidgin
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 1332521886
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  • Excerpt from The Corsican Lovers: A Story of the Vendetta "You have no right, Pascal, to command me to marry a man whom I do not love." The speaker was a young girl not more than eighteen years of age. As she spoke, the flashing of her eyes and her clenched hands betokened the intensity of her feelings. The person to whom the words were addressed was a man of about forty. He was smooth-shaven, and the black, shaggy eyebrows which met above the bridge of his nose, gave to his face a stem and almost forbidding expression. He did not reply to his sisters impassioned words for some time, but sat, apparently unconcerned, tapping lightly on the library table with the fingers of his right hand. At last he spoke: "I do not command you, Vivienne; all I ask is that you will comply with your fathers dying wish." "How do you know that it was his dying wish? He was dead when found, stabbed to the heart, as you told me, by Manuel Delia Coscia - that brave Corsican who ran away to escape the vengeance he so well deserved." The man looked up approvingly. "My sister, that was spoken like a true Batistelli. If you loved your father, as your words seem to indicate, I do not see how you can disobey his slightest wish." About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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    Tombstone
  • Author : Tom Clavin
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9781250214591
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • THE INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Tombstone is written in a distinctly American voice." —T.J. Stiles, The New York Times “With a former newsman’s nose for the truth, Clavin has sifted the facts, myths, and lies to produce what might be as accurate an account as we will ever get of the old West’s most famous feud.” —Associated Press The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill. On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, eight men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others. The fight sprang forth from a tense, hot summer. Cattle rustlers had been terrorizing the back country of Mexico and selling the livestock they stole to corrupt ranchers. The Mexican government built forts along the border to try to thwart American outlaws, while Arizona citizens became increasingly agitated. Rustlers, who became known as the cow-boys, began to kill each other as well as innocent citizens. That October, tensions boiled over with Ike and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Claiborne confronting the Tombstone marshal, Virgil Earp, and the suddenly deputized Wyatt and Morgan Earp and shotgun-toting Doc Holliday. Bestselling author Tom Clavin peers behind decades of legend surrounding the story of Tombstone to reveal the true story of the drama and violence that made it famous. Tombstone also digs deep into the vendetta ride that followed the tragic gunfight, when Wyatt and Warren Earp and Holliday went vigilante to track down the likes of Johnny Ringo, Curly Bill Brocius, and other cowboys who had cowardly gunned down his brothers. That "vendetta ride" would make the myth of Wyatt Earp complete and punctuate the struggle for power in the American frontier's last boom town.

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    47
  • Author : Thomas Harper
  • Publisher : Leetes Island Books
  • Pages : 992
  • ISBN : 0918172772
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  • This is the story of a few men who valued justice more than life. They were members of the large Corps of Samurai in the feudal domain of Akô in western Japan. But when their lord committed the crime of drawing his sword within the castle of the Shogun, the law decreed that he should be sentenced to death, that his heir would not inherit the domain, and all of his vassals would become ronin, evicted from their homes and deprived of their income. All 308 samurai in Akô knew the law and accepted it. And if their lord had succeeded in killing the man he attacked in the castle that would have been the tragic end of this episode. But their lord was subdued and failed to kill his enemy; which meant that yet another law came into play: the Principle of Equal Punishment. 47: The True Story of the Vendetta of the 47 Ronin from Akô tells the harrowing tale of how all this was argued, what the consequences were, and what ultimately became of those forty-seven men who remained. 47 Ronin tells the tale in immense detail--with maps, graphics, and gorgeous illustrations.

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    The Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa
  • Author : Adam James Jones
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN : 1410476952
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  • A historical epic based on the story of one of America's first serial killers and foreign terrorists reimagines the murder spree of fanatical gunman Felipe Espinosa against a backdrop of the Civil War.

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    Fox
  • Author : Parrisha Martelly
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1466210788
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  • A wind whips through the trees, carrying with it the call of Pandora's Box. It will choose one victim, as it does every year, and beckon its quarry to open it. He will have one year to find the box. Or die. Twenty-year-old Fox is heir to the House of Lords, a group dedicated to protecting Pandora's Box from the chosen who seek to open it. When the new chosen kidnaps her father, Fox rushes to find him. Joined by her best friend Onyx and the mysterious Falcon, her journey leads her to a strange silver-haired man, the ethereal Fae, and what may be her first, and only, chance at love. Fox ultimately learns she must fulfill her long-awaited destiny sooner than planned.

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    Hitler and the Habsburgs
  • Author : James Longo
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1635766508
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • A stunning work of narrative history revealing how and why Adolf Hitler targeted the children of the assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, making the Archduke's sons the first two Austrians deported to the Dachau concentration camp, and how the family fought back Five youthful years in Vienna. It was then and there that Adolf Hitler's obsession with the Habsburg Imperial family became the catalyst for his vendetta against a vanished empire, a dead archduke, and his royal orphans. That hatred drove Hitler's rise to power and led directly to the tragedy of the Second World War and the Holocaust. The royal orphans of Archduke Franz Ferdinand-offspring of an upstairs-downstairs marriage that scandalized the tradition-bound Habsburg Empire-came to personify to Adolf Hitler, and others, all that was wrong about modernity, the twentieth century, and the Habsburg's multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Austro-Hungarian Empire. They were outsiders in the greatest family of royal insiders in Europe, which put them on a collision course with Adolf Hitler. As he rose to power Hitler's hatred toward the Habsburgs and their diverse empire fixated on Franz Ferdinand's sons, who became outspoken critics and opponents of the Nazi party and its racist ideology. When Germany seized Austria in 1938, they were the first two Austrians arrested by the Gestapo, deported to Germany, and sent to Dachau. Within hours they went from palace to prison. The women in the family, including the Archduke's only daughter Princess Sophie Hohenberg, declared their own war on Hitler. Their tenacity and personal courage in the face of betrayal, treachery, torture, and starvation sustained the family during the war and in the traumatic years that followed. Through a decade of research and interviews with the descendants of the royal Habsburgs, scholar James Longo explores the roots of Hitler's determination to destroy the family of the dead Archduke. And he uncovers the family members' courageous fight against the Führer.