Verona By Jeffery Deaver
Book/Novel Author: Jeffery Deaver
Book/Novel Title: Verona
**When your mob families are at war, what are the risks of giving love a shot?** In this explosive short story, international bestselling author Jeffery Deaver brings readers a classic tale of star-crossed lovers who defy the boundaries of enemy territory. When an underworld kingpin gets taken out, his prime turf is up for grabs. For Irish crime lord Brendon Nagle and archrival John Yung, head of a forty-man tong, its war. For Nagles son, Andrew, and Yungs daughter, Loi, its love at first sight. But others are watching as their secret love unfolds. Surveilled, suspected of betrayal, and targets of their fathers ruthless greed, Andrew and Loi know this story well. Theyre doomed. But they have plans of their own. Challenging the violent rules of the mob, theyre rushing headlong toward a fate that few can see coming. **
### About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is a former journalist, folk singer, and attorney whose novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the *New York Times* , the *Times* of London, Italys *Corriere della Sera* , the *Sydney Morning Herald* , and the *Los Angeles Times*. His books are sold in 150 countries and have been translated into twenty-five languages. The author of forty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book, as well as the lyricist of a country-western album, hes received or been short-listed for dozens of awards. Deavers book *The Bodies Left Behind* was named best novel of the year by the International Thriller Writers association. His Lincoln Rhyme thriller *The Broken Window* and stand-alone novel *Edge* were also nominated for that prize, as was his Amazon short story Ninth and Nowhere. He has been awarded the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and the Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers Association, and he is a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award and the Nero Award. *The Cold Moon* was named the book of the year by the Mystery Writers of Japan. In addition, the Japan Adventure Fiction Association gave *The Cold Moon* and *Carte Blanche* its annual Grand Prix award. Deavers book *The Kill Room* was awarded the Political Thriller of the Year award by Killer Nashville. And his collection of short stories, *Trouble in Mind* , was nominated for best anthology by that organization as well. Deaver has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention and the Raymond Chandler Award for lifetime achievement in Italy. *The Strand Magazine* also presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Deaver has been nominated for eight Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, as well as an Anthony, a Shamus, and a Gumshoe. He served two terms as president of the Mystery Writers of America. His audiobook *The Starling Project* , starring Alfred Molina and produced by Audible, won the Audie Award for best original audiobook of the year in 2016. Deaver contributed to the anthologies *In the Company of Sherlock Holmes* and *Books to Die For* , which won the Anthony. *Books to Die For* recently won the Agatha as well. Deavers most recent novels are *The Never Game* , the first book in his Colter Shaw series; the Lincoln Rhyme novels *The Cutting Edge* , *The Burial Hour* , and *The Steel Kiss* ; *Solitude Creek* , a Kathryn Dance thriller; and *The October List* , a thriller told in reverse. For the Dance novel *XO* , Deaver wrote an album of country-western songs, available on iTunes and as a CD; before that, he wrote *Carte Blanche* , a James Bond continuation novel and a number one international bestseller. Deavers book *A Maidens Grave* was made into an HBO movie starring James Garner and Marlee Matlin, and his novel *The Bone Collector* was a feature release from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Deavers Lincoln Rhyme / Amelia Sachs novels are in development as the NBC series *Lincoln*. Lifetime aired an adaptation of his book *The Devils Teardrop*. And yes, the rumors are true: he did appear as a corrupt reporter on his favorite soap opera, *As the World Turns*. He was born outside Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University. Readers can visit his website at www.jefferydeaver.com.
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