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...more
Romeo and Juliet..Mafia style.
This story was really well written and I can't even say how much I enjoyed it. I read across many Genres but this little book I was not sure about.
I do occasionally enjoy a good Mafia story. The Sopranos is one of my all time favorite television shows. So I decided to go with it and I an sure glad I did as this was excellent.
Andrew and Loi are the children of competing Mafia Kingpins. Only they are not children. They are all grown up. ...more
You will enjoy the careful plotting that surrounds at face value a simple tale of greed and family loyalties.
Basically the old fashioned story is of two ...more
I like that the story weaves in a number of subtle parallels between Shakespeare's,"Romeo and Juliet" and that it does so really ...more
Don't read the other reviews. (One of them tipped me off) And yet the thing is rip roaringly good and satisfyingly devious. It's how "To Be Or Not To Be" a big fish in a small pond, so you can take over the ocean- or several. Just when you think it's all over and done, the plot thickens. Loved that!
Well done indeed sir, well played, as all the world's a stage.
Just when you think JD has peaked with his creations of Rhyme and Dancer, that nobody could be more real and wonderful to enjoyable mystery pursuit, he produces Verona. Classic Shakespeare with a twist? Oh no, the inevitable lives of Romeo and Juliet, if they lived now as the precocious children of Tony Soprano and his arch nemesis. Intriguing, intricate ballet of a short story once again proves a master still pens a world of gritty reality, lightly, brightly and ...more
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Narrator: Scott Merriman
Genre: Mystery - Organized Crime
Part of a Series: Book 1 in the Jeffery Deaver Short Stories Amazon Collection
Steam Level: Clean - just hints of more
I've never read Jeffery Deaver but I've seen his books around. Verona was twisting mystery into organized crime and the children of two rival crime lords. Intriguing and not at all what I expected, Verona kept me listening to the end without pause. ...more
The length of Jeffery Deaver's stories does not matter; they are all great! This is a tale of star-crossed lovers Andrew and Loi who find love at first sight. But their fathers are fierce enemies. Fast moving with usual twists and turns. It's a great short story!
This is a quick, fun read. Normally, I'm not into crime stories, but I do teach literature, and was drawn by the idea of reading a modern version of a Shakespeare classic. I definitely enjoyed reading this book, which has several really good twists to the plot! (No spoilers! :) )
This was a book that was pointed in the right direction but was a fairly easy trip to the conclusion. I didn't feel it develops the main characters fully enough in the first chapters to employ the flash back technique without causing a certain disappointment, by this reader, in the closing chapters of the book.
Verona is a clever piece of work. However, while the first half was well written and constructed, the follow-through was a formulaic completion of the tale.
It's only a short story, so the time invested is not wasted. Jeffrey Deaver is an incredibly talented author. Too bad this piece didn't live up to his potential.
Crime families and forbidden loves is well used and worn because we, the reader, want the new lovers to survive and thrive happily ever after-this time. Please.
Deaver took this love story to a smart, new place, a different, engaging entitlement. Bravo!