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Burke's newest client is a woman named Flood, who has the face of an angel, the body of a high-priced stripper, and the skills of a professional executioner. She wants Burke to find a monsterfor her--so she can kill him with her bare hands.

In this cauterizing thriller, Andrew Vachss's renegade private eye teams up with a lethally gifted avenger to follow a child's murderer throughthe catacombs of New York, where every alley is blind and the penthouses are as dangerous as the basements. Fearfully knowing, crackling with narrative tension, and written in prose as forceful as a hollow-pointslug, Flood is Burke at his deadliest--and Vachss at the peak of his form.

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Synopsis:

Private detective Burke is called on to help a woman named Flood, a martial arts expert, find and take vengeance on the man who raped and murdered her best friend's child

Synopsis:

Hard-boiled fiction at its best.- The Chicago Tribune Book World

Vachss's tough guy writing style grabs you by the hair and jerks you to attention.- Detroit Free Press

An extraordinary thriller... Vachss never flinches from the horror.- Washington Post Book World

Burke would eat Spade and Marlowe for breakfast, not even spitting out the bones. He] is one tough, mean, pray-to-God-you-don't-meet-him hombre.-Boston Herald

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About the Author

Andrew Vachss, an attorney in private practice specializing in juvenile justice and child abuse, is the country’s best recognized and most widely sought after spokesperson on crimes against children. He is also a bestselling novelist and short story writer, whose works include Flood (1985), the novel which first introduced Vachss’ series character Burke, Strega (1987), Choice of Evil (1999), and Dead and Gone (2000). His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Playboy, and The Observer, and he is a contributor to ABA Journal, Journal of Psychohistory, New England Law Review, The New York Times, and Parade.

Vachss has worked as a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, a caseworker in New York, and a professional organizer. He was the director of an urban migrants re-entry center in Chicago and another for ex-cons in Boston. After managing a maximum-security prison for violent juvenile offenders, he published his first book, a textbook, about the experience. He was also deeply involved in the relief effort in Biafra, now Nigeria.

For ten years, Vachss’ law practice combined criminal defense with child protection, until, with the success of his novels, it segued exclusively into the latter, which is his passion. Vachss calls the child protective movement “a war,” and considers his writing as powerful a weapon as his litigation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375714290
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction
Author:
Andrew Vachss
Author:
Andrew H. Vachss
Author:
Vachss, Andrew H.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fiction-Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Burke (fictitious character: vachss)
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
Hard-boiled
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19980310
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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Product details 368 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780375714290 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Private detective Burke is called on to help a woman named Flood, a martial arts expert, find and take vengeance on the man who raped and murdered her best friend's child
"Synopsis" by , Hard-boiled fiction at its best.- The Chicago Tribune Book World

Vachss's tough guy writing style grabs you by the hair and jerks you to attention.- Detroit Free Press

An extraordinary thriller... Vachss never flinches from the horror.- Washington Post Book World

Burke would eat Spade and Marlowe for breakfast, not even spitting out the bones. He] is one tough, mean, pray-to-God-you-don't-meet-him hombre.-Boston Herald

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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