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Mask Market

A Burke Novel

by Andrew Vachss

Mask Market by Andrew Vachss
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2006
    256 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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. Later, when he examines the dossier, he discovers that the missing woman is Beryl Preston, a girl he’d rescued from a brutal pimp twenty years earlier -- when she was only thirteen -- and returned to her father. Now he has to find her again -- not only because she might be in danger, but also because he has to prove to himself that his rescue mission hadn’t been financed by a predator who wanted his "property" returned.

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"Despite a familiar plot, the sharp-edged prose and cutting insights into New York's underbelly elevate this above many similar crime novels." - Publishers Weekly.

"Vachss (Two Trains Running, 2005, etc.) is pretty much in top form here - dark and violent, of course, but with a nice little sort-of love story as leavening." - Kirkus Reviews.

"Burke is nobody's ol' buddy, but he is a trusted guide to a world we sadly know exists but would be afraid to enter alone." - Booklist.

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Andrew Vachss Author Biography

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Andrew Henry Vachss was born in New York October 19, 1942. Andrew Vachss is the author of over 30 novels and three collections of short stories, as well as poetry, plays, song lyrics, and graphic novels. As a novelist, he is perhaps best known for his Burke series of mysteries.

In addition to being a successful author, he is a child protection consultant and attorney exclusively representing children and youths.

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Andrew Vachss: Vachss rhymes with "tax".

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