Once a mercenary, later an assassin, and now struggling to maintain a peaceful life, Dell is marked by marrow-deep loyalty and no-limit protective instincts for his wife, Dolly, a former battlefield nurse. When Dolly enters the fray of a neighborhood dispute and receives a thinly veiled threat for her trouble, Dell instantly reverts to guerrilla tactics. His target is George Byron Benton, a prominent local figure who pushes an inscrutable agenda with the deadly patience of a Gila monster--and whose public life may all be an elaborate disguise. Dell is quickly down to cold objectives: decode Benton's end-game, calculate the tactics needed to recapture Dolly's stolen sense of security . . . and execute. With Andrew Vachss's trademark razor-sharp dialogue and inimitable prose style, SignWave--the final entry in the Aftershock trilogy--is guaranteed to reverberate powerfully long after it has been read.
About the Author
ANDREW VACHSS is a lawyer who represents children and youths exclusively. His many books include the Burke series, the Aftershock trilogy, the Cross series, numerous stand-alone novels, and three collections of short stories. His novels have been translated into twenty languages, his shorter works have been adapted to graphic novel format and stage plays, and his articles have appeared in Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, and The New York Times, among other publications. He divides his time between his native New York City and the Pacific Northwest. www.vachss.com