Now his domain is being threatened by an invading crime syndicate. But in a town where crime and politics are virtually indivisible, there are other players awaiting their turn onstage.
Beaumont imports a hired killer, Walker Dett, a master tactician whose trademark is wholesale destruction.
In a stunning departure from his usual territory, Andrew Vachss gives us a masterful novel that is also an epic story of postwar America. A searing portrait of corruption in a small town, this is Vachss's most ambitious, innovative, and explosive work yet.
"Ambitious and often entertainingly pulpy 'Two Trains Running' also has long stretches of back-story-laden dialogue and cringe-inducing romantic melodrama." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Vachss plows a field famously sowed by Dashiell Hammett and reaps his own kind of red harvest....Dark, violent, blood-drenched, page-turning." (Kirkus Reviews)