Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Jacket present as described
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 0394559371 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is Good; with minor wear to the edges and extremities. There is also a quarter size chip from the lower rear edge. The dustjacket is now protected in mylar and the art deco front panel is bright and bold. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed on the title page by the Author without inscription and dated 10/4/00 in his hand. Bookseller Inventory # 006456
Synopsis: Andrew Vachss?s implacable private eye has a new client, Strega. She wants Burke to find an obscene photograph and that search will take him into the ocean that flows just beneath the city, an ocean whose currents are flesh and money, the anguish of children and the pleasure of twisted adults. It is a place that Burke can visit only at the risk of his sanity and his life. But between the power of Strega and his own sense of justice, there is no turning back. In Strega one of our most acclaimed crime writers gives us a thriller that might have been imagined by Dante. For this is a tour of hell with no stops left out, conducted by a novelist who writes with the authority of the damned. ?It?s wonderful. The words leap off the page. The plot is fresh. The principal character is original. The style is as clean as a haiku.? ? The Washington Post Book World
From the Back Cover:
"So hard-boiled that it makes Mike Hammer and Sam Spade look like running yolks." ? Chicago Sun-Times
"An absolute stunner, the toughest crime novel, and one of the most realistic, any American writer has produced." ? The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"It's wonderful. The words leap off the page. The plot is fresh. The principal character is original. The style is as clean as a haiku." ? The Washington Post Book World
"A bizarre, fast-paced tour of the criminal psyche.... Has a grim authenticity." ? The Philadelphia Inquirer
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