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Title:
Flood a novel
Author:
Vachss, Andrew H.
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Publication Information:
Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, [2009]

â„—2009
Physical Description:
10 audio discs (12 hr., 14 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Burke teams up with his new client, a beautiful woman who wants Burke to find a child's murderer so she can kill him with her bare hands.
General Note:
Unabridged.

Compact discs.

Duration: 12:14:00.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781441817044
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Sound Cassette

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Summary

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 cauterizing 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. Fearfully knowing, crackling with narrative tension, and written in prose as forceful as a hollow-point slug, Flood is Burke at his deadliest--and Vachss at the peak of his form.

"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-God-you-don't-meet-him hombre." -- Boston Herald


Summary

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.


Author Notes

Hardboiled writer Andrew Henry Vachss was born on October 19, 1942 in New York City. He attended Case Western Reserve University and the New England School of Law.

Vachss has worked in many government and law enforcement organizations, ranging from the U. S. Public Health Service to the New York City Juvenile Justice Planning Project.

Vachss' work as a writer includes a series of books featuring an unlicensed private detective named Burke. Burke's appearances include Flood, Strega, Blue Belle, Hard Candy, Blossom and Sacrifice. Vachss has also written comic books and graphic novels.

(Bowker Author Biography) Andrew Vachss was born on October 19, 1942 in New York, New York. He graduated magna cum laude from the New England School of Law in 1975 and received a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in 1965.

Some of Vachss' extensive experience include positions as an Attorney and Consultant, Adjunct Professor at the College of New Resources, New York, NY, Director of the Juvenile Justice Planning Project, New York, NY, Project Director of the Dept. of Youth Services, Boston, MA, and Unit Supervisor for the Dept. of Social Services, New York, NY. He is a member of the American Society of Criminology, National Association of Counsel for Children, American Professional Society of the Abuse of Children, and PEN American Center.

Vachss' first novel, "Flood" (1985), began his series of detective stories that feature the unlicensed private detective known as Burke. Burke narrates the novels "Flood," "Strega," "Blue Belle," "Hard Candy," "Blossom," and "Sacrifice." His subject matter uses child-related sex crimes, which is something Vachss spent his entire career observing. His literary awards include the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere for "Strega" in 1988, The Falcon Award for "Strega" in 1988, and Deutschen Krimi Preis, Die Jury des Bochumer Krimi Archivs for "Flood" in 1989.

Vachss has also written collected short stories: "Born Bad" (1994), and "Everybody Pays" (1999). He is also a contributing editor for Parade Magazine.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

You want tough? This thriller delivers. Burke, a New York private eye, is hired by Flood, a martial-arts-trained broad with plenty of past. Find this Nam vet, she says, the one who likes to rape and kill little girls. The ensuing events delve into child molesting, beatings, murder, prostitution, self-immolaiton, mercenaries, and mass murder. The convoluted plot involves a bizarre set of characters, whose moral codes are of their own making. The setting is the sleazy vicious side of New York, and it's never been more unflinchingly evoked. At the climax a ritual execution is the ultimate in shock. This first novel is recommended for those who like their fiction raw. Robert H. Donahugh, Youngstown & Mahoning Cty. P.L., Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.