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 perhaps kill me.” The grim-faced baby says, “No, you’ll kill him.”
A promise has been made to convey the killer to justice. this can be more straightforward acknowledged than performed. There aren't any stable clues. despite the fact that, Julio manages to 0 in on a number of suspects.
One suspect is Frankie “Swoonatra” Rossi, Tabitha’s ex-lover and doubtless Valerie’s father. he's a front room singer in Las Vegas.
Another suspect is previous guy Garibaldi, a vineyard proprietor. He lives along with his granddaugher, Nicola, lower than suspicious situations. there's the prospect that Tabitha was once blackmailing him.
A 3rd suspect is Lucy, a prostitute and Tabitha’s sister. Tabitha was once chargeable for Lucy’s access into the profession.
As Julio pursues his research, he discovers that Tabitha had a dismal aspect to her character that had escaped him.
Julio quickly learns that his quest for revenge is fraught with possibility. He has to run a couple of life-threatening hazard in an effort to receive the knowledge he seeks. the tale ends with a dangerous come upon among Julio and Tabitha’s murderer.
SOME critical CHARACTERS
JULIO MILANO. Julio is an unlicensed investigator, a self-destructive, down-on-his good fortune alcoholic. he's over sixty, and lives by myself in a rundown duplex. he's in a position to carry himself out of his doldrums with a purpose to remedy a criminal offense related to anyone he cares about.
VALIER WALKER. Valerie is a seven-year outdated orphan, the slain Tabitha’s daughter. Valerie is shiny and loving. She desires to develop into a veterinarian and loves animals. She has turn into, so that you could converse, “allergic to death.” this can be precise even with her chilling request asking Julio to kill her mother’s assassin.
MARIE MILANO. Marie is Julio’s ex-wife. She nonetheless presents him with nurturance, realizing, 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 was once instrumental in ruining the Milano family members 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 executive 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. crimson is a former stripper, now a medical psychologist. whilst Julio results in the alcoholic ward within the nation medical institution, pink, an previous pal, is his therapist. finally they develop into lovers.
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