New PDF release: Aftershock (Aftershock, Book 1)

By Andrew Vachss

ISBN-10: 0307907759

ISBN-13: 9780307907752

The idyllic facade of a small coastal vacationer magnet hides its secrets and techniques good. but if the shining celebrity pitcher of the girls' softball crew weapons down the preferred 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 just about unbelievable horror lurking beneath.

Formerly a nurse with Médecins Sans Frontières, Dolly has develop into a defender and confidante to dozens of neighborhood teenage women, 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 university capturing. even supposing MaryLou's guilt isn't really in doubt--it's even captured at the school's safety camera--the lady insists on a tribulation . . . yet inexplicably refuses to cooperate together with her personal security. Enlisting her troupe of young ones 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 liked spouse start her quest, he instantly indicators on. A former mercenary and ex-Legionnaire, Dell treats this "job" as he could any other--with no limitations. His whole arsenal is placed into play: guile, extortion, monitoring units, shadow networks, and, ultimately, 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 precise rationale and the community's stunning failure to guard its teenagers culminates in a call 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 preserve coming until eventually the root itself fractures, leaving cracks too deep to patch ever back.

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Levy was lying prone on the bed, covered with a sheet. An officer pulled the sheet back and saw that her buttocks were bloody, and when he rolled her over, he saw that she was already cyanotic—her lips purple and her eyes covered with the grayish film of death. In the hall someone was screaming that she hadn’t seen another of the sorority sisters, Margaret Bowman. Where was she? With trepidation, one of the officers opened the door to her room and turned on the light. It was as if someone had hosed the place with blood.

Someone called the police, and they were there in minutes. A description of the man with the club went out over the police airwaves. The officers started to check the other rooms, one of which belonged to Lisa Levy. They entered the darkened room and called for Lisa to wake up, but she didn’t respond, and when they turned on the lights, they saw blood all around the woman. Levy was lying prone on the bed, covered with a sheet. An officer pulled the sheet back and saw that her buttocks were bloody, and when he rolled her over, he saw that she was already cyanotic—her lips purple and her eyes covered with the grayish film of death.

They survived, but with physical and psychological wounds that would last all their lives. Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman were dead. An hour and a half after the assault on Chi Omega, Bundy struck again, six blocks from the first scene, at 431 Dunwoody Street. One young woman was awakened from her sleep by a rhythmic pounding noise, which she quickly realized was 39 The Killer Book of Serial Killers coming through the wall of the adjoining apartment, whose single occupant was Cheryl Thomas. She awoke her roommate and they heard Cheryl, a pretty dance major from Richmond, crying and moaning.

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