The Weight

The Weight

Book - 2010
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.
Andrew Vachss returns with a mesmerizing novel about a hard-core thief who’s about to embark on a job that will alter his life forever.

Sugar is that rarest of commodities: an old-school professional thief, tough and loyal as a pit bull, packing 255 pounds of muscle. When he’s picked out of a photo array in a vicious rape case, the cops find his apartment empty. A stakeout catches Sugar when he returns . . . carrying a loaded pistol. The sex-crime cops get nothing from their interrogation, but a streetwise detective figures out why Sugar offers no alibi: at the time of the rape, a holiday-weekend break-in job was being pulled at a jewelry store. The DA offers Sugar two options: give up his partners in the jewelry heist and walk, or plead to the rape he didn’t commit—and he’ll toss in the gun charge. For Sugar, that’s not two options; he takes the weight.

When Sugar finishes his time, his money is waiting for him, held by Solly, the mastermind behind the jewelry heist. But Solly tells Sugar that one of the heist crew was actually sent by another planner—and that planner has just died. In Sugar’s world, all loose threads must be cut. He suspects that there’s more to this job than what Solly is telling him. But nothing he suspects or imagines can prepare him for what he finds . . .

Baker & Taylor
Trapped between his integrity and selling out, Sugar does the only thing he knows: He takes the weight for a crime he didn't commit--while protecting those who worked with him on a successful jewelry heist. But when he gets out, the mastermind behind therobbery, Sully, leans on him for a favor. Sully asks Sugar to go to Florida on a job. He suspects that there's more to this job than what Sully is telling him. But nothing he suspects or imagines can prepare him for what he finds.

Blackwell Publishing
Andrew Vachss returns with a mesmerizing novel about a hard-core thief who's about to embark on a job that will alter his life forever.

Sugar is that rarest of commodities: an old-school professional thief, tough and loyal as a pit bull, packing 255 pounds of muscle. When he's picked out of a photo array in a vicious rape case, the cops find his apartment empty. A stakeout catches Sugar when he returns...carrying a loaded pistol. The sexcrime cops get nothing from their interrogation, but a streetwise detective figures out why Sugar offers no alibi: at the time of the rape, a holiday-weekend break-in job was being pulled at a jewelry store. The DA offers Sugar two options: give up his partners in the jewelry heist and walk, or plead to the rape he didn't commit---and he'll toss in the gun charge. For Sugar, that's not two options; he takes the weight.

When Sugar finishes his time, his money is waiting for him, held by Solly, the mastermind behind the jewelry heist. But Solly tells Sugar that one of the heist crew was actually sent by another planner---and that planner has just died. In Sugar's world, all loose threads must be cut. He suspects that there's more to this job than what Solly is telling him. But nothing he suspects or imagines can prepare him for what he finds...

Baker
& Taylor

Wrongly accused in a rape crime that occurred while he was aiding a break-in heist at a jewelry store, Sugar is directed by police to turn in his partners or plead guilty to a crime he did not commit, a choice that leads to his incarceration and a dangerous betrayal. By the author of the Burke series. 35,000 first printing.
Wrongly accused in a rape that occurred while he was aiding a break-in heist at a jewelry store, professional thief Sugar is directed by police to turn in his partners or plead guilty to a crime he did not commit, a choice that leads to his incarcerationand a dangerous betrayal.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307379191
Branch Call Number: FIC VAC
Characteristics: 263 p. ;,25 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

c
chartman454
Feb 20, 2013

I liked the book, but I would agree that it is very in depth in regards to prison think. It was almost too much for my sensitive delicacies.

l
loudem
Oct 05, 2011

My second book by this author. Still I'm not impressed. The first half is so boring that you have to be a convict to appreciate the detail, probably. It starts to get better when "Sugar" heads down to Florida. And then it bogs down again into pure drivel. I don't think I'll be reading any Vachss for quite some time. NOT recommended.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at FVRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top