Hard CandyPaperback - 1995
In 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 heat-seeking missile. Written with Vachss's signature narrative overdrive--and his unnerving familiarity with the sub-basement of American crime-- Hard Candy is vintage Burke.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1995.
Edition: 1st Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard ed.
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 21 cm.