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Terminal (Burke Novels)by Andrew Vachss
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“You know why we hate you? Not because you dont know what we know, but because, if you did, you wouldnt give a damn.
So Im sitting here, waiting to commit extortion, and planning a lot worse. Im what youd call a criminal. Thats why Ill never be you. And Im proud of it.” --from Terminal
When the former shot-caller of the countrys most feared white supremacist prison gang contacts Burke, he comes with references ... and the promise of a huge score. Terminally ill, the ex-con needs major cash to gamble on the long-shot possibility of a cure thats available only in Switzerland. The only card he has to play is a small-time degenerate who paid for protection when they were in prison together. That professional bottom-feeder claims he personally buried the body of a thirteen-year-old girl who had been raped, tortured, and finally killed by three rich men more than thirty years ago--and that hes holding irrefutable proof. But such a complicated extortion scheme needs the hand of a specialist crew, so Burke is offered a piece of the action.
He and his outlaw family put together a lethal plan. If they can pull it off, Burke gets the two things he lives for: Money and Revenge. If not, “terminal” could prove to be more than just one mans diagnosis.
Terminal is a blistering thriller that forces Burke back in time--to keep a blood-commitment to a brother from his prison past, and to avenge the “cold-cased” rape-murder of a teenage girl.
In this blistering new thriller, Burke is forced back in time in order to keep a commitment to a brother from his prison past, and to avenge the cold-case murder of a teenage girl.
About the Author
Andrew Vachss is a lawyer who represents children and youths exclusively. His many novels and two collections of short stories have been translated into twenty languages, and his work has appeared in Parade, Esquire, Playboy, and The New York Times, among other publications. A native New Yorker, he divides his time etween the city of his birth and the Pacific Northwest.
The dedicated Web site for Andrew Vachss and his work is www.vachss.com
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