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Autor/en: Andrew Vachss
Autor/en: Andrew Vachss
März 1998 - kartoniert - 368 Seiten
In this cauterizing thriller, Andrew Vachss's renegade private eye teams up with a lethally gifted vigilante to follow a child's murderer through the catacombs of New York, where every alley is a setup for a mugging and every tenement has something rotten in the basement.
Andrew Vachss, an attorney in private practice specializing in juvenile justice and child abuse, is the country's best recognized and most widely sought after spokesperson on crimes against children. He is also a bestselling novelist and short story writer, whose works include Flood (1985), the novel which first introduced Vachss' series character Burke, Strega (1987), Choice of Evil (1999), and Dead and Gone (2000). His short stories have appeared in "Esquire," "Playboy," and "The Observer," and he is a contributor to "ABA Journal," "Journal of Psychohistory," "New England Law Review," "The New York Times," and "Parade." Vachss has worked as a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, a caseworker in New York, and a professional organizer. He was the director of an urban migrants re-entry center in Chicago and another for ex-cons in Boston. After managing a maximum-security prison for violent juvenile offenders, he published his first book, a textbook, about the experience. He was also deeply involved in the relief effort in Biafra, now Nigeria. For ten years, Vachss' law practice combined criminal defense with child protection, until, with the success of his novels, it segued exclusively into the latter, which is his passion. Vachss calls the child protective movement "a war," and considers his writing as powerful a weapon as his litigation.
"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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