Aftershock : Aftershock (Vachss)

  • by Andrew Vachss
  • Narrated by Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Series: Aftershock (Vachss)
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After a life in various war zones, Dell and Dolly have settled in this town, fulfilling Dolly's lifelong dream. Though she has given up her nursing career and moved smoothly into civilian life, Dell had been a mercenary, so they both have to sacrifice their prior identities. When the star of the girls' softball team shoots and kills the most popular boy in school, Dolly asks Dell to uncover the motive behind this inexplicable crime. It doesn't take him long to uncover a horrifying rite of passage. The pitcher's guilt is not in doubt, yet she deserves a trial, so Dell and Dolly must put together a defense. What they discover culminates in a decision to put the town itself on trial.


What the Critics Say

"...[Dell] could give Dirty Harry a run for his money." (Kirkus Reviews)
"...readers will stick with the story, and the series, because the steadfast, relentless Dell, with his uncompromising morality, commands attention." (Publishers Weekly)
"Razor-edged and compulsively readable..." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Vachss hits a solid triple

What made the experience of listening to Aftershock the most enjoyable?

The story was well developed and had a very tantalizing back story.

What other book might you compare Aftershock to and why?

I don't think anyone else writes like Vachss. There were some parallels to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series, but only because the subject matter covered some similar ground; built in system of violence against women.

Which scene was your favorite?

The flash backs to when the protagonist and his partner met.

Any additional comments?

A very well done story. The characters were interesting and the timeline flowed very well.

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- Sara R.

Liked other Vachss series, not this one

I have read several of the Burke series, but this one simply has too many holes in it.

Serial killings, child rape, and mercenary torture, and there's never one mention of the police and any such action they may be taking against these events.

It's like Dell simply operates in a vacuum, with no other outside influences from the city or community that he lives in.

No mention of these events in the newspaper or TV. Like no one knows anything is happening except for Dell!
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2013
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC