Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307390394, 271pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2009
The dedicated Web site for Andrew Vachss and his work is www.vachss.com.
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“There’s no way to put a Vachss book down once you’ve begun.” —Detroit Free Press
“Vachss’s prose is as taut and street-wise as ever.” —Associated Press
“Burke is the hardest, most twisted man in crime and thriller fiction.” —Contra Costa Times
“Vachss is just about the toughest of contemporary crime novelists. [He] waves a powerful light across a city landscape that few writers go near and none portray so convincingly.” --Los Angeles Times
“The hardest-boiled crime fiction this side of Sing Sing.” --USA Today
“Sheer narrative drive is only part of what has kept readers coming back for more. [Burke] is a hero of our times. . . lord of the asphalt jungle.” --The Washington Post Book World
“Vachss’s style is as inimitable and passionate as ever.” --Rocky Mountain News
“Vachss is a contemporary master.” --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Writing in a style so sleekly engineered that it purrs when you pop the hood, Vachss gives such a smooth ride that it’s easy to forget someone is driving.” --The New York Times
“Vachss has always been able to make other writers look candy-assed . . . And it’s not because he manages to marry grim idealism to action-driven plots. It’s because of the unflinching way he looks at evil.” --Chicago Reader
“Vachss is red hot and as serious as a punctured lung.” --Playboy
“The New York Burke inhabits is not borrowed from anybody and shimmers on the page as gaudily and scarily as it does on the street.” --New York