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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.
In Blossom, an old cellmate has summoned Burke to a fading Indiana mill town, where a young boy is charged with a crime he didn't commit and a twisted serial sniper has turned a local lovers' lane into a killing field. And it's here that Burke meets Blossom, the brilliant, beautiful young woman who has her own reasons for finding the murderer--and her own idea of vengeance. Dense with atmosphere, savagely convincing, this is Vachss at his uncompromising best.

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Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996, c1990.
Edition: 1st Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard ed.
ISBN: 9780375719059
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (255 p.)
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)


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Feb 21, 2018

Author tries to write like Mickey Spillane and doesn't quite make it. I am a speed reader and this style just doesn't cut it for me, One word sentences are not writing, I don't even think that way! Give him a pass.

Jul 12, 2015

Horrible writing--choppy and assumes we can follow half articulated thought--masquerading as a "hard-boiled detective" story. Fragments of sentences, single words as sentences maybe intended to make this a mystery, but it was a misery instead. I plan to NOT read any more Vachss--ever.


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