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Publisher's Summary

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 archrival John Yung, head of a forty-man tong, it’s war. For Nagle’s son, Andrew, and Yung’s daughter, Loi, it’s love at first sight. But others are watching as their secret love unfolds. Surveilled, suspected of betrayal, and targets of their fathers’ ruthless greed, Andrew and Loi know this story well. They’re doomed. But they have plans of their own. Challenging the violent rules of the mob, they’re rushing headlong toward a fate that few can see coming.

©2019 Jeffery Deaver (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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That was fun!

This fascinating suspense short story does not seem like a typical Jeffrey Deaver book at all. Deaver shu;ld consider writing other short stories. Great story and great narration!! Of course a lot is left unresolved. Maybe Deaver will expand VERONA into a full novel.

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No need for foul language!

Love mystery but no need for foul language to tell a story. Swearing is an indication of a limited vocabulary so stopped reading at first chapter!

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Good one

I never saw it coming and I usually do pretty close to the beginning

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Not what I expected

This story didn't match the summary, in my opinion. It was ok, but not really my kind of story. I had never read anything from this author before. If I had, I guess I would have had a better idea of what to expect. I couldn't get invested into the characters. Not enough was presented to make me care what happened to them.

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Verona

great character development plus a fine twist which is a Deaver trademark. Love his short stories.

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Decent Short

I liked the characters and the switch up at the end. Not really Romeo and Juliet but some similarities in the beginning.

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Awesome Book

This book was amazing and up-to-date. Loved the reworking on the Shakespeare play.

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Deaver’s best short story!

Although his short stories don’t always live up to the author’s wonderful talent for writing twists and turns, this one does not disappoint.

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Good quick read

Quick but with enough detail and depth to keep it very interesting. Jeffrey Deaver is a great story teller.

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Verona

I truly enjoyed this book. It leads to quite an ending. In most cases the narrator did a great job