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Publisher's Summary

Vachss has reinvented detective fiction and, in the person of Burke, his haunted, hell-ridden P.I., has given listeners a new kind of hero.

Investigating an epidemic of apparent suicides among the teenagers of a wealthy suburb, Burke discovers a sinister connection between the anguish of the young and the activities of an elite sadomasochistic underground.

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©2010 Andrew Vachss (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Burke's return is welcome - his superstud act may be extreme here, but he's one of the most fascinating male characters in crime fiction; and as usual, Vachss controls his narrative, cut up into bullet-sized chapters, with admirable precision." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Deliciously scummy....His bad guys are memorably heinous." (Washington Post Book World)

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Vachss Keeps Me Sharp and Entertained

This is my sixth Vachss novel in two weeks and I have just started number seven. The lead characters are warriors with compassion, and they have added an edge to my professional approach as a psychotherapist. I’m adding to my education those lessons not coverered in grad school.

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  • Dawn H.
  • Cape Coral, FL United States
  • 08-25-18

Vacchs at his finest!

Engrossing story, great narration and ultimately satisfying. Phil Gigante delivers this Vacchs story with the coldness and warmth of character making it very engaging.