Everybody pays [electronic resource] : stories / Andrew Vachss.
- ISBN: 9780375719141 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 0375719148 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- Physical Description: 368 p. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1999.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 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.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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 moral compass 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 pays is a sojourn into the nature of evil itself -- a trip made all the more frightening by its proximity to our front doorstep.
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf Pub. Group, 2001. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1305 KB).
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