The Getaway Man

The Getaway Man

by Andrew Vachss
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Getaway Man 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jordan that was not me i think it was a stalker
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ob
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leaves 2 dollars and skips out to the car
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is terrific, and tells a great story about a guy who loves cars, and loves to drive. But even beyond how much I liked the story, is how much I respect Vachss' writing style, and his research quality. All of the car information, from the details of engines to the mechanics of driving, was absolutely right. Lots of wannabe tough-guy writers try hard to sprinkle in jargon, but don't bother getting the specifics right. But Vachss always gets his facts straight. I saw that whenever he discussed guns, for example, in the Burke series. Here he shows he really knows cars, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vachss suceeds where many fail. An enjoyable read about a tragic hero that ultimately meets his demise in the fashion that he lived his life. Brutal and sad, The Getaway Man is unforgettable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vachss has completed the tedious task of relishing in the planning of capers, and all the human livelihood therein. Fantastic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Andrew Vachss doesn't need his iconic protagonist Burke to knock the reader for a loop. This book was pure reading pleasure from the cover to the core; action-packed and smooth as silk. It's the first in Vintage's new line, and for sure every other author who produces for the series will have one hell of a high level to live up to.
harstan More than 1 year ago
As a youngster Eddie finds cars quite fascinating. He teaches himself how to drive by stealing cars, which leads to time in youth detention facilities where he begins to understand the workings of society, at least his segment that is. Grand theft auto sounds like music to Eddie¿s ears as opposed to kiddy joyrides. Eddie begins stealing cars for Mr. Clanton, which leads to his becoming the GETAWAY MAN for two brothers, Virgil and Tim. A bank robbery goes bad when a vice president tries to be a hero. Virgil and the Veep are dead with Tim and Eddie in jail. Tim testifies taking the heat because Eddie stayed though fleeing would have been easy and smart. Eddie receives a reduced sentence. In prison, Eddie meets big shot J.C. Upon their mutual releases, Eddie begins driving for J.C. However, his boss¿ girlfriend looks great and wants Eddie to help her when J.C. goes for the big score. THE GETAWAY MAN is an exciting insightful autobiographical crime fiction that will open the eyes of readers to how a young felon thinks. The story line is a first person character study that enables the audience to comprehend Eddie¿s world as he sees it. The ¿hard on crime when the vote counts¿ politicians and the social do-gooders whom neither stop to understand the specimen they place so eloquently under the microscope should read this discerning tale. Andrew Vachss is at his noir best with this homage to the pulp fiction of the 1930s while jabbing the elite of the right and the left. Harriet Klausner