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They meet in a no–name diner. A shadowy man hands Burke a CD dossier of someone he wants found. Minutes later, as Burke watches from an alley, his client is gunned down by a professional hunter–killer team. Burke slips away, unsure if he’s been spotted. Later, when he examines the dossier, he discovers that the missing woman is Beryl Preston, a girl he’d rescued from a brutal pimp twenty years earlier—when she was only thirteen—and returned to her father. Now he has to find her again—not only because she might be in danger, but also because he has to prove to himself that his rescue mission hadn’t been financed by a predator who wanted his “property” returned. His search will force him to confront a new kind of human ugliness and, finally, to practice the survivalist triage that has marked—and cursed—his life since childhood. In Mask Market, Burke the outlaw investigator finds himself searching for the truth: not only about a girl named Beryl, but also about himself.

This is classic Burke: dark, dangerous, and galvanizing, from the opening scene to the explosive climax.

Synopsis:

Burke, the relentless urban mercenary, returns in this riveting new thriller by bestselling author Andrew Vachss. Two decades ago, Burke recovered a teenage runaway from a pimp. Now she's onthe run, again. After seeing the man who hired him to find her gunned down by a professional hunter-killer team, Burke realizes he could be next. The master urban survivalist knows he has to finish the job to learn thetruth, only now he's looking for a predator, not a victim. The search will force Burke to walk down the one dark alley that has always terrified him — his past.

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Synopsis:

When a client who had hired him to find a missing woman is gunned down just minutes after their meeting, Burke launches an investigation to find Beryl Preston, a girl he had rescued from a brutal pimp some twenty years earlier and returned to her father, a quest that leads him into the darkest depths of human evil and into a confrontation with his own past. 50,000 first printing.

About the Author

Andrew Vachss is the author of many novels and of two short story collections. He has written for Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, and The New York Times, among other publications. He divides his time between New York City and the Pacific Northwest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375424410
Subtitle:
A Burke Novel
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Author:
Andrew Vachss
Author:
Andrew H. Vachss
Author:
Vachss, Andrew H.
Subject:
Fiction-Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Audio Books-Mystery
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060815
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
241

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers

Mask Market: A Burke Novel
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Product details 241 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780375424410 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Burke, the relentless urban mercenary, returns in this riveting new thriller by bestselling author Andrew Vachss. Two decades ago, Burke recovered a teenage runaway from a pimp. Now she's onthe run, again. After seeing the man who hired him to find her gunned down by a professional hunter-killer team, Burke realizes he could be next. The master urban survivalist knows he has to finish the job to learn thetruth, only now he's looking for a predator, not a victim. The search will force Burke to walk down the one dark alley that has always terrified him — his past.

From the Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , When a client who had hired him to find a missing woman is gunned down just minutes after their meeting, Burke launches an investigation to find Beryl Preston, a girl he had rescued from a brutal pimp some twenty years earlier and returned to her father, a quest that leads him into the darkest depths of human evil and into a confrontation with his own past. 50,000 first printing.
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