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The Resource Killing Adonis, J.M. Donellan

Killing Adonis, J.M. Donellan

Label
Killing Adonis
Title
Killing Adonis
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Donellan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Freya Miller, funny and tenacious with a taste for vodka, escapes a recent tragedy by answering an advertisement for a nursing job that promises LIGHT DUTIES. LARGE PAY. NO QUESTIONS ASKED OR ANSWERED. Her new employer is the infamous, eccentric, and stupendously rich Vincetti family, heads of the Halcyon Corporation. Her task will be to care for their adored heir, Elijah, who is currently lying in a coma amidst an armada of premium machinery. The Vincettis claim this golden boy is everything from a saint to a genius, but they refuse to reveal how he entered a comatose state. As Freya explores the labyrinthine Vincetti mansion and the secrets it holds, she becomes aware that the family members are far more deluded and dangerous than rumored. Why, during the next few weeks, do the heads of rival corporations rapidly fall prey to a series of elaborate executions? Do Vincettis pre-plan disasters like oil spills so that their rivals are squelched and their humanitarian responses get prime press coverage? Freya befriends Jack Vincetti, the black sheep whose rare illness keeps him shut away. She's a fan of his sole novel, but now she learns that he is writing a new book with a storyline that has uncanny similarities to the recent murders.Things take an even more bizarre turn when the Vincettis host a birthday party for Elijah, wheeling him out in a tuxedo and acting almost as if he is conscious. Freya befriends Elijah's fiancé, Rosaline, and discovers that she is the heir to one of Halcyon's major rival corporations. A wedding will merge the two companies and grant Halcyon dominance in the global pharmaceutical industry.It has been said that comedies always end with weddings, tragedies with funerals. This story ends with both a bride and a body count
Summary
After seeing a curious flyer, Freya takes a job caring for Elijah, the comatose son of the eccentric Vincetti family. She soon discovers that the Vincetti's labyrinthine mansion hides a wealth of secrets, their corporate rivals have a nasty habit of being extravagantly executed, and Elijah is not the saint they portray him to be
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Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446847
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.D66
LC item number
K55 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Killing Adonis, J.M. Donellan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20841898
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781464207075
Lccn
2016937067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn950958709
  • (OCoLC)950958709
Label
Killing Adonis, J.M. Donellan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20841898
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781464207075
Lccn
2016937067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn950958709
  • (OCoLC)950958709

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