Mortal Lock

Mortal Lock

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Random House, Inc.
A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINAL

A hit man stalks his mark at a race track. A sociopath crosses every moral boundary to become a published author. An ex-mercenary obsessively defends his “perimeter” from a dangerous interloper. A man for hire grudgingly accepts help from a teenage girl to track an online predator. In a dystopian future, young people struggle for survival underground, forming themselves into vicious gangs with only the graffiti of the “last journalists” accepted as truth. Andrew Vachss collects twenty tight, powerful stories—all from the past decade of his career, including some now published for the first time—along with an original screenplay. Together, they form Mortal Lock, a searing portrait of the criminal underworld, with both its depravity and humanity on display.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of noir-style tales features previously uncollected pieces from such diverse sources as Playboy, Esquire, and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, in an anthology complemented by the screenplay, Underground.

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of noir-style tales: A hit man stalks his mark at a race track. A sociopath crosses every moral boundary to become a published author. An ex-mercenary obsessively defends his perimeter against a dangerous interloper. Andrew Vachss collects twenty tight, powerful stories, all from the past decade. Together, they form "Mortal Lock," a searing portrait of the criminal underworld, with both its depravity and humanity on display.
A new collection of noir-style tales features previously uncollected pieces from such diverse sources as Playboy, Esquire and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, in an anthology complemented by the screenplay, Underground. Original.

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013-05-07
ISBN: 9780307950833
Branch Call Number: M VACHSS 2013
Characteristics: 300 p

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Dec 20, 2013

Tis the season of the short story. These are chilling. Not as subtle as our Alice Munro, nor as 'mature' as Tobias Wolfe, but every story is gripping urban noir. Excellent.

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