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Publisher Comments:

Burke is one of the most cold-blooded yet strangely honorable heroes in the history of crime fiction, an outlaw who makes his living by preying on the most vicious of New York City’s bottom-feeders, those who thrive on the suffering of children.

In Andrew Vachss’s tautly engrossing novel Burke is given a purse full of dirty money to find the infamous Ghost Van that is cutting a lethal swath among the teenage prostitutes in the ‘hood. He also gets help in the form of a stripper named Belle, whose moves on the runway are outclassed only by what she can do in a getaway car. But not even. Burke is prepared for the evil that is behind the Ghost Van or for the sheer menace of its guardian, a cadaverous karate expert who enjoys killing so much that he has named himself after death.

Synopsis:

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

A book so ferocious, with characters so venal and actions so breakneck, that you dare not get in the way.... First rate.- Chicago Tribune

A tough crime novel that pulls no punches; it places Vachss in the front rank of contemporary American crime writers.-Kansas City Star

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

Burke is back in his most tightly wound, electrifying thriller to date. In Blue Belle, a savage gang is hunting and killing teenage prostitute. A murderous martial arts expert is trying to set up a deal with Burke's friend Max. And complicating it all is Belle, a voluptuous exotic dancer who has worked her way into Burke's heart.

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:
9780375719035
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction
Author:
Yachss, Andrew
Author:
Andrew Vachss
Author:
Vachss, Andrew H.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fiction-Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Fiction-Psychological
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Fiction : Psychological
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19950704
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352

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Product details 352 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780375719035 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Burke would eat Spade and Marlowe for breakfast, not even spitting out the bones. He] is one tough, mean, pray-god-you-don't-meet-him...hombre. -Boston Herald

A book so ferocious, with characters so venal and actions so breakneck, that you dare not get in the way.... First rate.- Chicago Tribune

A tough crime novel that pulls no punches; it places Vachss in the front rank of contemporary American crime writers.-Kansas City Star

From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , Burke is back in his most tightly wound, electrifying thriller to date. In Blue Belle, a savage gang is hunting and killing teenage prostitute. A murderous martial arts expert is trying to set up a deal with Burke's friend Max. And complicating it all is Belle, a voluptuous exotic dancer who has worked her way into Burke's heart.
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