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Footsteps of the Hawk

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Publisher Comments:

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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About the Author

Andrew Vachss, an attorney in private practice specializing in juvenile justice and child abuse, is the countrys 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:
9780679766636
Author:
Vachss, Andrew H.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Vachss, Andrew H.
Author:
Andrew Vachss
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Hard-boiled
Subject:
Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
Burke
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
mystery;fiction;burke;crime;noir;thriller;crime fiction;novel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
105-59
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98x5.22x.58 in. .46 lbs.

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