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The Retribution (2011)

by Val McDermid

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Series: Wire in the Blood (7)

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Jacko Vance is an ex-celebrity and sociopath whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have never left Tony's mind in the ten years since his imprisonment. Now Jacko has escaped from prison, and he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for his years spent in prison.
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Jocko Vance was an Olympic athlete and a popular TV presenter; now he's a serial killer, maybe he always has been. Years and years ago Vance was tried and sent to jail by a cop named Carol Jordan and a profiler named Tony Hill. Now Vance has escaped from prison, looking for payback. Just for kicks, there's another serial killer targeting prostitutes in Worcester. Although the plot seems implausible, Val McDermid uses her prodigious talent to make this book one to be read on the edge of your seat. ( )
  ahef1963 | May 18, 2024 |
This was a Barnes & Noble Free Fridays selection back in September that I've just got around to reading. While it is book 7 in the series, the author provides enough back story that it's very easy to follow along. I love her writing style as well as the characters in the book. I would definitely be interested in going back and reading the previous 6 books in this series. ( )
  thatnerd | Mar 2, 2024 |
Psychological
  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
Val Mcdermid has the talent to take you away, to take you to place thats dark and terrifying. she takes you in the mind of serial killers, their horrendous crimes and the people trying to catch them. Her story telling is intense and you love every minute of it.

This is yet another Tony Hill/Carol Jordan novel. Like the previous ones, it is amazing. I recommend reading all other novels as well. ( )
  Ivy_Skye | Apr 5, 2023 |
I forgot how intense a Val McDermid book can be. This was a non stop adrenaline ride with a psychopathic killer storylines.
Excellent book in the series. ( )
  zmagic69 | Mar 31, 2023 |
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Nemesis is lame; but she is of colossal stature, like the gods, and sometimes, while her sword is not yet unsheathed, she stretches out her huge left arm and grasps her victim. The mighty hand is invisible, but the victim totters under the dire clutch.

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For Mr David: for reminding me how much fun this is, for shaking up my ideas and for showing faith.
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Jacko Vance is an ex-celebrity and sociopath whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have never left Tony's mind in the ten years since his imprisonment. Now Jacko has escaped from prison, and he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for his years spent in prison.

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