City, once a run down mill town, has now become the center of vice
tourism. Royal Beaumont, who was wheelchair bound from an
early age, controls the town. He really took over the town
using force. Tourists now flock to Locke City looking for
certain illegal vices like gambling, prostitution and a few
Since Locke City has become so popular, it
also caught the eye of a couple of rival mob gangs who would also
like a piece of the action. On one hand we have the Italian
Mafia and on the other, an Irish mob. So what does Beaumont
decide to do? He brings in a weapon of his own - a hired
killer named Walker Dett.
Who will win in the
Although this novel doesn't have the usual
character, Burke, it is still an excellent historical
thriller. The book will capture the reader's attention from
the very first page and keep you engrossed until the end.
Andrew Vachss is a skilled writer and you will see why when
you read this book. The plot is exciting and the characters
are unforgettable. What more could we ask for in a
novel? Be sure to add this one to your reading list. It
is highly recommended.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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