By Andrew Vachss
The idyllic facade of a small coastal vacationer magnet hides its secrets and techniques good. but if the shining megastar pitcher of the girls' softball staff weapons down the most well-liked boy in class, the shockwaves reverberate some distance past the school's partitions. within the wake of the killing, of the town's more recent citizens flip over deeply embedded rocks, exposing a culture of virtually incredible horror lurking beneath.
Formerly a nurse with Médecins Sans Frontières, Dolly has develop into a defender and confidante to dozens of neighborhood teenage women, and she or he refuses to simply accept that MaryLou ("Mighty Mary") McCoy's gunning down Cameron Taft in a highschool hallway is a standard college capturing. even though MaryLou's guilt isn't really in doubt--it's even captured at the school's defense camera--the lady insists on an ordeal . . . yet inexplicably refuses to cooperate along with her personal safety. Enlisting her troupe of youngsters and the neighborhood contacts she has cemented, Dolly calls on all of her assets to get to the reality . . . and to no matter what mystery MaryLou is guarding.
When Dolly's husband, Dell, sees his loved spouse start her quest, he instantly indicators on. A former mercenary and ex-Legionnaire, Dell treats this "job" as he might any other--with no obstacles. His complete arsenal is positioned into play: guile, extortion, monitoring units, shadow networks, and, eventually, an act of terrorism that blows the canopy off the soul-killing ceremony of passage demanded of the town's so much susceptible ladies. Dell's discovery of MaryLou's real reason and the community's surprising failure to guard its teenagers culminates in a choice to place the city itself on trial. The explosive verdict blows away the facade . . . and forces the village to face in judgment of itself. The aftershocks maintain coming until eventually the root itself fractures, leaving cracks too deep to patch ever back.
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Indeed, The Dain Curse adds new elements to Hammett’s formula of the hardboiled chaotic underworld. Though published in the same year as Red Harvest, The Dain Curse adds 40 Criminal Femmes Fatales in American Hardboiled Crime Fiction aspects of mystery and the occult to the violence, corruption, and gangsterism that filled Hammett’s first novel. While the novel does not lack action or violence, it bears more resemblance to a Gothic story than the Western-influenced style of Red Harvest. Hammett connects the atmosphere of The Dain Curse to his characterization, especially of women.
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