The Getaway Man, by Andrew Vachss

I really like most of Andrew Vachss‘s work, especially the Burke series, so I had to buy this. It’s a throwback noir novel, in a style appropriate to the 1930’s or so. What’s interesting is that the protagonist, Eddie, is a pretty simple fellow, as opposed to the street intelligence of Burke. Eddie gets caught up in schemes beyond his comprehension, but concentrates on doing his job as the driver, and ignoring what he doesn’t understand. Eventually, he gets caught too deep, and has to make some choices of his own. I wouldn’t say it’s Vachss’s best work, but it’s definitely interesting.