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In Footsteps of the HawkBurke himself is in danger of becoming a victim. Two rogue cops are stalking him. The coolly seductive Belinda Roberts wants him to free a man charged with a grisly string of rape-murders. The brutal and half-crazy Detective Jorge Morales may be trying to frame Burke for the same crimes. What ensues is a novel of high-wire suspense and nightmarish authenticity informed by an insider's knowledge of the city where everything-from flesh to other people's cellular phone numbers-is up for sale.

Synopsis:

A pulse-quickening new crime novel featuring Burke--scam artist, private investigator, sometime killer--whose sole passion is defending children who fall victim to New York City's darker appetites, Footsteps of the Hawk finds Burke the pawn in a conspiracy involving two rogue cops and a grisly string of sex crimes.

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Synopsis:

A pulse-quickening new crime novel featuring Burke--scam artist, private investigator, sometime killer--whose sole passion is defending children who fall victim to New York City's darker appetites, Footsteps of the Hawk finds Burke the pawn in a conspiracy involving two rogue cops and a grisly string of sex crimes.

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:
9780375719103
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Andrew Vachss
Author:
Andrew Vachss
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
New York (State)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction-Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fiction-Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Hard-boiled
Subject:
General
Subject:
Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Burke
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19961029
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Product details 256 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780375719103 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A pulse-quickening new crime novel featuring Burke--scam artist, private investigator, sometime killer--whose sole passion is defending children who fall victim to New York City's darker appetites, Footsteps of the Hawk finds Burke the pawn in a conspiracy involving two rogue cops and a grisly string of sex crimes.

From the eBook edition.

"Synopsis" by , A pulse-quickening new crime novel featuring Burke--scam artist, private investigator, sometime killer--whose sole passion is defending children who fall victim to New York City's darker appetites, Footsteps of the Hawk finds Burke the pawn in a conspiracy involving two rogue cops and a grisly string of sex crimes.
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