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    • Flood

    • A Novel
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 234

    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 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good - I will try some more of the series.

    • By Rachel on 02-20-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Choice of Evil

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When his girlfriend, Crystal Beth, is gunned down at a gay rights rally in Central Park, Burke, the underground man-for-hire and expert hunter of predators, vows vengeance. But someone beats him to the task: a shadowy killer who calls himself Homo Erectus and who seems determined to wipe gay bashers from the face of the earth. As the killer’s body count rises, most citizens are horrified, but a few see him as a hero, and they hire Burke to track him down... and help him escape.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Strega

    • A Burke Novel, Book 2
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is better here than on first book

    • By Mark on 11-15-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Mask Market

    • A Burke Novel
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: David Joe Wirth
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    They meet in a no-name diner. A shadowy man hands Burke a CD dossier of someone he wants found. Minutes later, as Burke watches from an alley, his client is gunned down by a professional hunter-killer team. Burke slips away, unsure if he's been spotted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tough, Raw, Exciting, and with a Great Ending

    • By Carl on 11-21-08

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Blue Belle

    • A Burke Novel #3
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    In Andrew Vachss’s tautly engrossing novel, Burke is given a purse full of dirty money to find the infamous Ghost Van that is cutting a lethal swath among the teenage prostitutes in the hood. He also gets help in the form of a stripper named Belle, whose moves on the runway are outclassed only by what she can do in a getaway car.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of sex, lots of uncomfortable situations

    • By Mark on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Another Life

    • A Burke Novel
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    With the Prof clinging to life in an underground hospital facility, a man named Pryce shows up to make Burke an offer: professional care for the Prof and a clean slate for everyone in his family in return for Burke's services. Even though Pryce is a merciless man, never to be completely trusted, Burke knows he has only one choice, so he takes the job.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Antihero rides again

    • By Sara R. on 10-31-11

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Shella

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    From the author of the acclaimed Burke private-eye series comes an ambitious and chilling novel that shows us not only what evil is, but where it comes from. For Shella is nothing less than a tour of evil’s spawning ground, conducted by one of its natural predators.He is called “Ghost” because he is so nondescript as to be invisible and because he slays with such reflexive ease that he might be one of the dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vachss best character

    • By Shawn on 04-25-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Aftershock

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    After a life in various war zones, Dell and Dolly have settled in this town, fulfilling Dolly's lifelong dream. Though she has given up her nursing career and moved smoothly into civilian life, Dell had been a mercenary, so they both have to sacrifice their prior identities. When the star of the girls' softball team shoots and kills the most popular boy in school, Dolly asks Dell to uncover the motive behind this inexplicable crime. It doesn't take him long to uncover a horrifying rite of passage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vachss hits a solid triple

    • By Sara R. on 09-02-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Two Trains Running

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Once a devastated mill town, by 1959 Locke City has established itself as a thriving center of vice tourism. The city is controlled by boss Royal Beaumont, who took it by force many years ago and has held it against all comers since.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • give this one a pass!

    • By Bob on 02-05-07

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Hard Candy

    • A Burke Novel #4
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    n 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 heart-seeking missile.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still great to listen to again...

    • By Carl on 10-10-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Signwave

    • An Aftershock Novel
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Undercurrents rise to the surface as Dell employs his mercenary soldier skills to follow the trail of a man who unwisely threatened his beloved wife, Dolly. This is a man with the deadly patience of a gila monster and a complex agenda: possibly the first partner in literature who tries to pass as a gay man, as a light-skinned person of color would have passed for white decades ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More like Burke, but not quite

    • By Travis on 11-22-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Shockwave

    • An Aftershock Novel
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A body washes up on a pristine beach. The dead man's skull has been bashed open, and his upper body is covered in neo-Nazi tattoos. The cops pick up Homer, a schizophrenic, who has been showing off a wristwatch he says God gave him. The watch is engraved with a symbol that matches one of the dead man's tattoos. Even though Homer could never have inflicted such damage on a man twice his weight and half his age, he is immediately arrested.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Pain Management

    • A Burke Novel #13
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Burke is back, but still lurking in the shadows, unable to return home. He is prowling the unfamiliar streets of Portland, Oregon, in search of a runaway teen. By all accounts, Rosebud Carlin is a happy, well-adjusted girl. She doesn’t fit the profile of the runaway kids Burke knows so well... and once was. But there’s something about her father....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. More, more, more.

    • By C. A. Rawson on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Safe House

    • A Burke Novel #10
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    In Burke, Andrew Vachss gave readers of crime fiction a hero they could believe in, an avenger whose sense of justice was forged behind bars and tempered on New York’s meanest streets. In this blistering thriller, Burke is drawn into his ugliest case yet, one that involves an underground network of abused women and the sleekly ingenious stalkers who’ve marked them as their personal victims. Burke’s client is Crystal Beth, a beautiful outlaw with a tattoo on her face and a mission burned into her heart. She’s trying to shield one of her charges from a vengeful ex with fetishes for Nazism and torture.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not for Women ...

    • By Snoodely on 03-14-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Blackjack

    • A Cross Novel
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Cross and his strange but multi-talented crew together form one of the most ruthless and efficient hired guns the world has known. In this first appearance in a novel, they take on an elusive serial killer who no one has ever seen. This savage murderer is leaving a trail of eviscerated bodies all over the world

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a mess

    • By Robert on 08-23-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Bomb Built in Hell

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    While doing extended time for killing a fellow prisoner, Wesley meets Carmine Trentoni in a New York state prison. Carmine's life sentence hasn't cut him off from his outside sources, and he sees great potential in Wesley to carry out his revenge. Wesley emerges from prison prepared to be the perfect hit man: calculating, deadly, and driven by money. On his release, Wesley follows Carmine's directions to locate a Mr. Petraglia. Pet and Wesley set up shop in Brooklyn, and execute their assignments with finesse - and occasionally, more explosives than are strictly called for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Mind F%#*

    • By Provident on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Urban Renewal

    • A Cross Novel
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The man known only as Cross and his multi-skilled team of urban mercenaries are back, this time invading one of Chicago's least desirable neighborhoods in a land-grab that has the entire underworld puzzled. Chicago has no shortage of deadly gangs. They all know the Cross Crew occupies a cinderblock bunker called Red 71. The Crew is notorious for its deadly efficiency and its disinterest in anything but money. So why has it turned from seller to buyer, grabbing up houses on a block where only a few holdouts against urban decay remain?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Weird but satisfying

    • By Bradley P. Valentine on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Drawing Dead: A Cross Novel

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: James Foster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Andrew Vachss is a lawyer who represents children and youths exclusively. His many books include the Burke series and two collections of short stories, and his work has appeared in Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, and The New York Times, among other publications. A native New Yorker, he divides his time between the city of his birth and the Pacific Northwest.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit frustrating for this Cross fan

    • By Bradley P. Valentine on 05-16-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • False Allegations

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Burke, ex-con, mercenary, and rumored hit man, makes his living by preying on New York’s most vicious predators and occasionally avenging their innocent victims. But in Andrew Vachss’s mercilessly suspenseful new novel, Burke finds himself working the other side of the street, where guilt and innocence are as disposable as the sheets in a Times Square hotel . . . and as dirty. Burke’s new employer is Kite, a fanatical crusader who specializes in debunking “false allegations” of child sexual abuse.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Down Here

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    For years Burke has harbored an outlaw's hard love for Wolfe, the beautiful, driven former sex-crimes prosecutor who was fired for refusing to "go along to get along." So when Wolfe is arrested for the attempted murder of John Anson Wychek, a vicious rapist she once prosecuted, Burke deals himself in. That means putting together a distrustful alliance between his underground "family of choice," Wolfe's private network, and a rogue NYPD detective who has his own stake in the outcome. Burke knows that Wolfe’s alleged "victim," although convicted only once, is actually a serial rapist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book.

    • By C. A. Rawson on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $20.99

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