Download e-book for iPad: Aftershock (Aftershock, Book 1) by Andrew Vachss

By Andrew Vachss

ISBN-10: 0307907740

ISBN-13: 9780307907745

The idyllic facade of a small coastal vacationer magnet hides its secrets and techniques good. but if the shining megastar pitcher of the girls’ softball crew weapons down the most well-liked boy at school, the shockwaves reverberate a ways past the school’s partitions. within the wake of the killing, of the town’s more recent citizens flip over deeply embedded rocks, exposing a culture of virtually unbelievable horror lurking beneath.
 
Formerly a nurse with Médecins Sans Frontières, Dolly has develop into a defender and confidante to dozens of neighborhood teenage ladies, and he or she refuses to simply accept that MaryLou (“Mighty Mary”) McCoy’s gunning down Cameron Taft in a highschool hallway is a standard college taking pictures. even if MaryLou’s guilt isn't in doubt—it’s even captured at the school’s defense camera—the woman insists on an ordeal . . . yet inexplicably refuses to cooperate together with her personal protection. Enlisting her troupe of youngsters and the neighborhood contacts she has cemented, Dolly calls on all of her assets to get to the reality . . . and to no matter what mystery MaryLou is guarding.
 
When Dolly’s husband, Dell, sees his loved spouse start her quest, he instantly symptoms on. A former mercenary and ex-Legionnaire, Dell treats this “job” as he could any other—with no barriers. His complete arsenal is placed into play: guile, extortion, monitoring units, shadow networks, and, eventually, an act of terrorism that blows the canopy off the soul-killing ceremony of passage demanded of the town’s so much susceptible ladies. Dell’s discovery of MaryLou’s real intent and the community’s stunning failure to guard its childrens culminates in a choice to place town itself on trial. The explosive verdict blows away the facade . . . and forces the village to face in judgment of itself. The aftershocks maintain coming until eventually the basis itself fractures, leaving cracks too deep to patch ever again.

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Admittedly, the term respectable can be used in different ways, which causes some confusion. Dictionary definitions of respectable include worthy of esteem, of good standing, proper or decent, of moderate excellence, and of considerable size. For our purposes, however, three different meanings of respectable must be distinguished: first, a normative meaning, or an assessment of moral integrity; second, a status-related meaning, that is to say a legitimate position or occupation; and third, a symptomatic meaning, or the outward appearance of acceptable or superior status.

My former department secretaries, Judith Lestansky and Jean Hoppel, and my current department secretary, Gemma Davis, have provided efficient assistance on many aspects of this project. Gemma has been helpful in many ways. I have also benefited from feedback from many students I have had in my white collar crime course over the years, and for earlier editions of this book, especially: Josianne Aboutanous, Ingrid Farally, Stuart Frasier, Erica Osuchowski, Marius Stan, James Vadella, and Sarah Youshock.

My former department secretaries, Judith Lestansky and Jean Hoppel, and my current department secretary, Gemma Davis, have provided efficient assistance on many aspects of this project. Gemma has been helpful in many ways. I have also benefited from feedback from many students I have had in my white collar crime course over the years, and for earlier editions of this book, especially: Josianne Aboutanous, Ingrid Farally, Stuart Frasier, Erica Osuchowski, Marius Stan, James Vadella, and Sarah Youshock.

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