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    • 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 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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

    • Flood

    • A Novel
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 239

    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

    • That's How I Roll

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    After pleading guilty to a series of homicides, Esau Till sits on death row, writing his life story. But his memoir is his one last chance to protect his brother. And, when it comes to his baby brother, Esau Till is a man without boundaries. When the genetic cards were dealt, Esau drew a genius IQ - and a crippled body. His brother Tory drew a slow mind - and almost superhuman strength. Very early on, Esau learned that the only way to guarantee his brother's safety was to make himself indispensable, so he became the top hired killer for both rival local mobs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Roll baby Roll

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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

    • Mortal Lock

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A hit man stalks his mark at a race track. A sociopath crosses every moral boundary to become a published author. An ex-mercenary obsessively defends his "perimeter" from a dangerous interloper. A man for hire grudgingly accepts help from a teenage girl to track an online predator. In a dystopian future, young people struggle for survival underground, forming themselves into vicious gangs with only the graffiti of the "last journalists" accepted as truth. Andrew Vachss collects 20 tight, powerful stories - all from the past decade of his career, including some now published for the first time - along with an original screenplay.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's okay.

    • By Abel on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Down Here

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 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

    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

    • 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 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • Only Child

    • A Burke Novel #14
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    It’s been years since Burke has been home, years since he’s seen his “family” and worked in the underbelly of New York City. Although his appearance has changed, his reputation grown dusty, and his wallet thin, his skills and his crew remain razor sharp. So when he is contacted by a mob boss to investigate the murder of his illegitimate daughter, Vonni, Burke takes the job and begins searching for an unspeakably vicious killer.

    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 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • Choice of Evil

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • Dead and Gone

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Career criminal Burke’s skill at working the feathery edges of the law are legendary, and this isn’t the first time he’s been hired to trade cash for an abducted kid. But when the meet turns out to be an ambush, Burke’s partner is killed and he’s left for dead. Dumped on the steps of the ER, Burke hovers between life and death. While the police - and whoever wants him dead - are circling closer, biding their time.

    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 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • 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 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • Two Trains Running

    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: David Joe Wirth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • Blossom

    • A Burke Novel #5
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In the figure of Burke, Andrew Vachss has given contemporary crime fiction one of its most mesmerizing characters. An abused child raised in orphanages, foster homes, and prisons, Burke is a career criminal and outlaw who steals and scams for a living. But he draws the line at the psychopaths and predators who stalk children. Sometimes he draws that line in blood.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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

    • 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

    • Terminal

    • A Burke Novel
    • By: Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated by: David Joe Wirth
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    When the former shot-caller of the country's most feared white supremacist prison gang contacts Burke, he comes with references...and the promise of a huge score. Terminally ill, the ex-con needs major cash to gamble on the long-shot possibility of a cure that's available only in Switzerland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Author

    • By Maude Lebowski on 03-16-09

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

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