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HARD CANDY

Vachss, Andrew.

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ISBN 10: 0394577914 / ISBN 13: 9780394577913
Published by Knopf., NY:, 1989
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Vachss. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 9358

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Title: HARD CANDY

Publisher: Knopf., NY:

Publication Date: 1989

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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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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"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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