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Hard Candy

Vachss, Andrew

Published by Knopf, 1989
ISBN 10: 0394577914 / ISBN 13: 9780394577913
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Title: Hard Candy

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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New York. 1989. Knopf. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 241 pages. hardcover. Signed by The Author. 0394577914. keywords: Mystery America. inventory # 12495. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In this mercilessly compelling thriller, Burke-the private eye, sting artist, and occasional hit man who metes out a cruelly ingenious vengeance on those who victimize children-is up against a soft-spoken messiah, who may be rescuing runaways or recruiting them for his own hideous purposes. But in doing so Burke becomes a target for an entire Mafia family, a whore with a heart of cyanide, and a contract killer as implacable as a heat-seeking missile. Written with Vachss's signature narrative overdrive-and his unnerving familiarity with the sub-basement of American crime-Hard Candy is vintage Burke. Bookseller Inventory # 12495

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Synopsis: In this mercilessly compelling thriller, Burke?the private eye, sting artist, and occasional hit man who metes out a cruelly ingenious vengeance on those who victimize children?is up against a soft-spoken messiah, who may be rescuing runaways or recruiting them for his own hideous purposes. But in doing so Burke becomes a target for an entire Mafia family, a whore with a heart of cyanide, and a contract killer as implacable as a heat-seeking missile. Written with Vachss's signature narrative overdrive?and his unnerving familiarity with the sub-basement of American crime? Hard Candy is vintage Burke.


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From the Back Cover: "The characters and events are as sharply defined as if they were etched in steel. The prose is short and choppy, like the ticking of a time bomb about to explode." ? Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Torrid, gritty, frightening, compelling." ? The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Burke fills a void.... With his soiled white hat, this Lone Ranger...asks difficult questions while shining light into the darkest recesses." ? Chicago Tribune

"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

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