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Two trains running / Andrew Vachss.

Vachss, Andrew H. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780375423772 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
  • ISBN: 037542377X (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
  • ISBN: 9780375423772 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
  • ISBN: 037542377X (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
  • Physical Description: 447 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2005]

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Summary, etc.: The time, 1959-and America. The place-a small, entirely corrupt Midwestern burg named Locke City, currently owned top to bottom by homegrown Royal Beaumont. Crippled by a childhood disease, Royal rules from a wheelchair-throne; few, though, have ever doubted that his power is absolute. Or not until now, when rival mobs-one Irish, one Italian-suddenly sense windows of opportunity. They lurk at Locke City's perimeter and sniff around Royal's honey-pots-prostitution, gambling, protection-in a way calculated to cause maximum anxiety. In response, Royal sends for outside help in the form of Walker Dett, a man with the sort of "stillness" to him. Dett is a killer, a hired gun with the war smarts of a Clausewitz. There's plot and counterplot as hard guys maneuver for position and form unlikely alliances. Dett, however, is always in charge, a dodge ahead of his enemies. He schemes, lures and, when at last he pounces, few are left standing. But Dett has a softer side and it catches him unaware. One night, the Angel of Death meets an Earth Angel and, to his astonishment, he falls in love. Life altering for Dett; for thereader unexpectedly moving. A bit of a slow coach in the middle, but it recovers well.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf Pub. Group, 2005. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1663 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 366 KB).
Subject: Illegal arms transfers > Fiction.
Organized crime > Fiction.
Black power > Fiction.
Politicians > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Mafia > Fiction.
Gangs > Fiction.
Genre: Political fiction.
Electronic books.
Suspense fiction.

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