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Blue Belle

Authors: Vachss, Andrew
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC030000, FIC050000, FIC022010
ISBN: 9780375719035, Related ISBNs: 0375719032, 0394572289, 0517050641, 0679761683, 9780375719035
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

            Burke is one of the most cold-blooded yet strangely honorable heroes in the history of crime fiction, an outlaw who makes his living by preying on the most vicious of New York City’s bottom-feeders, those who thrive on the suffering of children.
            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.  But not even Burke is prepared for the evil that is behind the Ghost Van or for the sheer menace of its guardian, a cadaverous karate expert who enjoys killing so much that he has named himself after death.

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