"Vachss is a contemporary master."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution"Vachss' writing is like a dark roller coaster ride of fear, love and hate." ...more
"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- PicayuneA 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. "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 less
A fantastic group of short stories from my favorite author. A great way to start getting into Vachss other works like the Burke series. Includes the novella "Everybody Pays" which is one of the highlights.