Aftershock : Aftershock Series, Book 1. / Andrew Vachss.
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- ISBN: 9780307907752 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource.
- Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2013.
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Andrew Vachss stabs his trademark hard-boiled style into the heart of a quaint little seacoast village . . . one seething with corruption beneath its idyllic facade.After a life in various war zones, Dell and Dolly have settled in this town, fulfilling Dolly's lifelong dream. Though she has given up her Médecins Sans Frontières nursing career and moved smoothly into civilian life, Dell had been a mercenary originally trained by the French Foreign Legion, so they both have to sacrifice their prior identities. Dolly becomes a part-time foster mother to dozens of teenagers, while Dell has no interest in the town or its people. But when the shining star of the girls' softball team shoots and kills the most popular boy in school, Dolly asks Dell to uncover the true motive behind this inexplicable crime. Dell treats the job as he would any other mission--no boundaries. So it doesn't take him long to uncover a horrifying rite of passage demanded of...
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