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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (925 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Vachss Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the author of the acclaimed Burke private-eye series comes an ambitious and chilling novel that shows us not only what evil is, but where it comes from. For Shella is nothing less than a tour of evil's spawning ground, conducted by one of its natural predators. He is called Ghost because he is so nondescript as to be invisible and because he slays with such reflexive ease that he might be one of the dead.

Once he traveled with a woman who was called Shella - because those who had treated her as a horrendously ill-used child had tried to make her come out of her shell. Now Shella has vanished in a wilderness of strip clubs and peep shows, and Ghost is looking for her, guided by a killer's instinct and the recognition that can only exist between two people who have been damaged past the point of no return. The result is Andrew Vachss's most compelling work to date, the thriller reimagined as a bleak romance of the damned.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ramzi | 2/17/2014

    " This was the first book I read by Andrew Vachss and it remains my favorite. Written from the perspective of a socially arrested contract killer named Ghost, the story follows the killer's quest to track down the title character, Shella, an exotic dancer from his past. It's hard edged, like I've found all of Vachss' work to be, and is not for the squeamish. This book triggered me to start reading the Burke series and a few other stand alone Vachss novels/short story collections. He's currently my favorite author to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shana | 2/9/2014

    " If you like happy endings, you may want to skip Shella. However, if you like a twisted love story where murder and metropolitan underbellies are key players, get this book now. Vachss gives good noir with his minimalist, "just the facts, ma'am" brand of storytelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim A | 1/30/2014

    " This is not a Burke novel, but a pretty good stand alone that Vachss wrote, I'm guessing to take a break from Burke. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Raegan Butcher | 1/28/2014

    " Andrew Vachss is a superb writer. His prose is spare and lean and this novel is even more stark and minimalist than his Burke novels. This one features a hitman named "ghost" and charts similar territory as the Burke series. "

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