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In the Name of Revenge (Ivanovich)

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Russian muscle Pavel Ivanovich lends his unique talent in serving Italian mob boss Carlo Mancini. Unfortunately, Carlo’s faith is misplaced with Pavel. Believing Pavel to be a prized asset, Carlo forces him to date his spoiled daughter Teresa expecting marriage. However, Pavel he has a separate mission; to avenge his parents’ grisly murders. Will his own personal agenda ge ...more
Published (first published June 10th 2010)
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Donald Kirch
A Fantastic Read Full of Twists!

"In the Name of Revenge" was a fantastic read! It isn't that often that I get to read a book, involving "Crime" where I am taken totally by surprise. Reina does a fantastic job of keeping the reader's interest as well as thoroughly entertaining them. This is not your average "Organized Crime Drama." There are plots within plots here, and the ending will absolutely blow you away! Surprisingly, humor plays a vital role in the adventures of the main character. This e
Joshua Blair
Jul 02, 2010 Joshua Blair rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young Adults / Adults
Recommended to Joshua by: Starr Reina, The Author
This book is one of a kind, it brings you through drama of not just one life, but of many. There are many twists and turns found within this book and the ending may become a shocker to a lot of you! I certainly did not figure it out or see it even coming! This is an amazing book and i wish i could give it more then Five Stars!!
Terri Armstrong

I too read this book and it is one of Starr's best! She is quite talented at weaving the mystery and suspense around her plot and characters. The development of her players is top-notch and makes for a fantastic read!
Suspense Magazine
A new star has arrived in the writing world bringing readers a gripping tale peppered with unexpected bits of humor as the cast of characters and twisted turns unfold. Reina’s newest release—and the first of what is sure to become a must read series—“In the Name of Revenge” is pure gold as she makes it appear easy to build that essential bond between the characters and readers which extend beyond the pages.

Pavel Ivanovich—muscle for the mob—has a singular obsession. As the sole survivor to his p
Vicki Tyley
A month after he graduates high school, Pavel Ivanovich witnesses the execution murder of his parents. He wants revenge, and is willing to go to any length to get it. Almost.

Reina weaves a tale of intrigue and suspicion, where loyalties are stretched to their limits. In Part II (the book is in three parts) the story shifts up a gear. Tension mounts and we really start to get to know Pavel Ivanovich. The characters are well drawn and distinctive, the dialogue convincing. And I loved the twist at
One word: Wow.

I wasn’t expecting this at all. Frankly, from the blurb, I expected an organized crime sort of novel, where the main character is always right, the other characters are full-fledged idiots and the main mob boss would be a money tyrant and not at all amusing or sympathetic.

In this book, I find a completely different world. Everything seems much more realistic, but not to an extent to make it boring. In fact, “In the Name of Revenge” was nothing but boring! There were so many differe
Lee Holz
In the Name of Revenge works on multiple levels. It’s a crime story, a suspense novel and a love story rolled into one very entertaining read. I particularly liked the depictions of the characters’ emotions.
Gail Mchugh
Is this a harlequin romance? What a true waste of time. Perhaps some people liked it but I am certainly not one of them.
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I am a paralegal of fifteen years for a law firm in California. I am the former Executor Editor of Suspense Magazine, former editor for Suspense Publishing, and former editor for ARR Editing Services. I've also had the pleasure of co-hosting on Suspense Radio Live, where they interviews authors. When not working, I enjoy weaving tales of suspense, drama
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