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Everybody Pays: Storiesby Andrew Vachss
Synopses & Reviews
"Vachss is a contemporary master."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Vachss' writing is like a dark roller coaster ride of fear, love and hate."--The Times- Picayune
A hit man defies the confines of a life sentence to avenge his sister's batterer.An immaculately dressed man hires a street gang to extract his daughter from a Central American prison, for reasons as mysterious as they are deadly.A two-bit graffiti artist with a taste for Nazi-ganda finds himself face-to-face with three punks out to make a mark of their own--literally--with a tattoo needle.
From neo-noir master Andrew Vachss comes Everybody Pays, 38 white-knuckle rides into a netherworld of pederasts and prostitutes, stick-up kids and fall guys--where private codes of crime and punishment pulsate beneath a surface system of law and order, and our moralcompass spins frighteningly out of control. Here is the street-grit prose that has earned Vachss comparisons to Chandler, Cain, and Hammett--and the ingenious plot twists that transform the double-cross into an expression of retribution, the dark deed into a thing of beauty. Electrifying and enigmatic, Everybody Paysis a sojourn into the nature of evil itself--a trip made all the more frightening by its proximity to our front doorstep.
"Vachss [is] in the first rank of contemporary American crime writers."--The Kansas City Star
"Andrew Vachss has become a cult favorite, and for good reason."--Cosmopolitan
The author of Born Bad presents a collection of neo-noir short stories that journeys into the very heart of everyday evil as it introduces such characters as a blues musician on the run, a team of urban mercenaries on a mission in Central America, and a martial artist struggling to be true to his name. Original. 25,000 first printing.
About the Author
Andrew Vachss can be found at www.vachss.com.
From the eBook edition.
Table of Contents
Proving it — Reaching back — Last date — Tag — Dress-up day — Homeless — Mission — Going home — The real thing — Slow motion — True colors. From the underground series. Curtains — The writing on the wall — Safe sex — Charmed life — Gamblers — Just the ticket — Summer girl — Big sister — Time share — Goin' down slow — Word play — Stepping stone — Fireman — Dope fiend — Escort service — Stuntman — Piecework — The real world — Perp walk — Good for the soul — Hit man — Searcher. From the cross series. The concrete puppy — Harvest time — Pigeon drop — Two-way radio. Novella. Everybody pays.
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