Publisher: Donald I Fine, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1985
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Author's first novel and featuring avenger and anti-hero Burke. Freelance investigator Burke tries to help a woman named Flood find the man responsible for a horrible act of violence against a child of a friend. Bumping to spine ends, crease to inside front flap, light wear to head of dj spine. Bookseller Inventory # 1001807
Synopsis: Burke's newest client is a woman named Flood, who has the face of an angel, the body of a high-priced stripper, and the skills of a professional executioner. She wants Burke to find a monster for her - so she can kill him with her bare hands. In this thriller, Andrew Vachss's renegade private eye teams up with a lethally gifted avenger to follow a child's murderer through the catacombs of New York, where every alley is blind and the penthouses are as dangerous as the basements.
Review: "Hard-boiled fiction at its best."- "The Chicago Tribune Book World ""Vachss's tough guy writing style grabs you by the hair and jerks you to attention."- "Detroit Free Press ""An extraordinary thriller... Vachss never flinches from the horror."- "Washington Post Book World ""Burke would eat Spade and Marlowe for breakfast, not even spitting out the bones. [He] is one tough, mean, pray-to-God-you-don't-meet-him hombre."-"Boston Herald"
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