For the Dogs: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 2004 - Fiction - 209 pages
2 Reviews
00 Ella is young, bereaved, and in danger.
Lucas is ruthless, brutal, and cold.

Think again.

Ella is bitter, determined, and dangerous.
Lucas is vulnerable and lovelorn.

Ella Hatto is on vacation in Italy with her boyfriend.
It's a beautiful summer evening in a small Tuscan town, and her life is all about the things she doesn't know.
She doesn't know her family is dead.
She doesn't know she's being watched, or that she's in danger.
She doesn't know how rich she is or the murky truth of where that money came from.
She doesn't know that a man is about to cross the street, ending her old life forever.

When Lucas, a retired contract killer, agrees to help her avenge her family's death, Ella is drawn into a world she cannot control, a world from which Lucas wants only to escape.

For the Dogs is a stunning thriller in which avenging the past becomes a deadly business that never ends. Ella is young, bereaved, and in danger.
Lucas is ruthless, brutal, and cold.

Think again.

Ella is bitter, determined, and dangerous.
Lucas is vulnerable and lovelorn.

Ella Hatto is on vacation in Italy with her boyfriend.
It's a beautiful summer evening in a small Tuscan town, and her life is all about the things she doesn't know.
She doesn't know her family is dead.
She doesn't know she's being watched, or that she's in danger.
She doesn't know how rich she is or the murky truth of where that money came from.
She doesn't know that a man is about to cross the street, ending her old life forever.

When Lucas, a retired contract killer, agrees to help her avenge her family's death, Ella is drawn into a world she cannot control, a world from which Lucas wants only to escape.

For the Dogs is a stunning thriller in which avenging the past becomes a deadly business that never ends.

 

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User Review  - jenn88 - LibraryThing

The author draws you in from the very beginning when a teenager and his parents are killed in their own home. The only thing that saves Ella is the fact that her father called in a favour and had a ... Read full review

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User Review  - maneekuhi - LibraryThing

Well, the title is an apt description of the contents. Ella is vacationing in Italy with her boyfriend, and is saved from kidnapping by a secret bodyguard, Lucas, hired by Daddy. Ella becomes a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
18
Section 4
29
Section 5
45
Section 6
69
Section 7
74
Section 8
88
Section 12
125
Section 13
132
Section 14
143
Section 15
153
Section 16
165
Section 17
170
Section 18
178
Section 19
187

Section 9
94
Section 10
105
Section 11
115
Section 20
196
Section 21
207
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About the author (2004)

Kevin Wignall is the author of three novels, "For the Dogs", "People Die", and "Among the Dead", and a number of acclaimed short stories. His work has inspired musicians and other artists, and both "Who Is Conrad Hirst?" and "For the Dogs" have been optioned for film. Visit the author at www.kevinwignall.com.

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