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The Resource Two trains running, Andrew Vachss

Two trains running, Andrew Vachss

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Two trains running
Title
Two trains running
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Vachss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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DLC
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Vachss, Andrew H
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Illegal arms transfers
  • Black power
  • Politicians
  • Racism
  • Mafia
  • Gangs
Label
Two trains running, Andrew Vachss
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57008224
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9781400043811
Lccn
2004060127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Two trains running, Andrew Vachss
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57008224
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9781400043811
Lccn
2004060127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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