Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307454812, 241pp.
Publication Date: August 19, 2008
This is classic Burke: dark, dangerous, and galvanizing, from the opening scene to the explosive climax.
"From the Hardcover edition.
“Andrew Vachss is a contemporary master.”
—The Atlanta Journal–Constitution
“Many writers try to cover the same ground as Vachss. A handful are as good. None are better.”
“Vachss’s reverence for storytelling is evident in the blunt beauty of his language.”
“The books of Andrew Vachss are much more than great entertainment. They are a fierce crusade for all victims who can’t fight back, especially the imperiled children to whom Vachss has devoted his considerable talent and his life.”
“Vachss is in the first rank of American crime writers.”
—The Plain Dealer
“There’s no way to put a [Vachss book] down once you’ve begun . . . The plot hooks are engaging and the one–liners pierce like bullets.”
—Detroit Free Press
“The best detective fiction being written . . . Add a stinging social commentary [and] a Celinesque journey into darkness, and we have an Andrew Vachss, one of our most important writers.”
“The New York Burke inhabits is not borrowed from anybody and shimmers on the page as gaudily and scarily as it does on the streets.”
—New York magazine