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  • Author:
    Andrew Vachss
  • ISBN:
    0671619055
  • ISBN13:
    978-0671619053
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  • Publisher:
    Pocket (July 1, 1986)
  • Pages:
    343 pages
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    Investing
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Andrew Vachss bursts forth with more of the slashing prose that has earned him a reputation as one who gives no quarter in his . Andrew Vachss’s work is all about horror, outrage, moral indignation and the blood of commitment.

Andrew Vachss bursts forth with more of the slashing prose that has earned him a reputation as one who gives no quarter in his exposure of the evils of the human mind. The man knows whereof he speaks. Vachss is the voice of righteousness confronting a powerful and cowardly evil. There’s no way to put a down once you’ve begun. The plot hooks are engaging and the one-liners pierce like bullets.

In this cauterizing thriller, Andrew Vachss's teams up with a lethally gifted avenger to follow a child's murderer 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.

His "Burke" series is excellent. This compelling stand-alone is easy to follow. So I selected FLOOD, his first effort that was written in 1985. A reader picking up this book will be treated to a detailed view of Times Square in the early 80's.

Andrew Henry Vachss (born October 19, 1942) is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths. Vachss' last name rhymes with "tax". He grew up in Manhattan on the Lower West Side. Before becoming a lawyer, Vachss held many front-line positions in child protection. He was a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, and a New York City social-services caseworker.

Книга Flood, автор Vachss Andrew - (Книга жанра: Детективы, Триллеры. Flood was not my first published book. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. The first effort was nonfiction: a textbook on juvenile violence and proposed solutions which arose from my stint running a maximum-security prison for youthful offenders. That first book was a critical success, but it never reached outside the profession.

Flood and I had been through what had to be done a few dozen times, and I could see she was finally ready to sleep. I told her I’d call when I had something and went out the door. ator, sent it back down to the ground floor, hit the switch to call it back to me. I stood there waiting, smoking another cigarette. When I finished I ground out the butt on the floor and slipped it into my pocket. I took the stairs down and walked to the car-it looked different in daylight, streaked and dull like it needed a bath

Flood by Andrew Vachss, the first Burke novel.

From CARBON The child sat forlornly atop a war-ravaged length. Flood by Andrew Vachss, the first Burke novel.

Book Description In Vachss's acclaimed first novel, we are introduced to Burke, the avenging angel of abused children

FLOOD" - A Novel Of Revenge - OUTSTANDING!!! By Thriftbooks. com User, February 2, 2005. Flood" is Andrew Vachss' first novel featuring Burke, the hard-boiled, in-your-face, ex-con detective, who still isn't sure on which side of the law he prefers to operate. Abandoned at birth, father and mother unknown, Burke has no real first name. Baby boy" is the name on his birth certificate.

Author: Andrew Vachss. In Vachss’s acclaimed first novel, we are introduced to Burke, the avenging angel of abused children. Burke’s 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 – so she can kill him with her bare hands.

In the novel ‘Flood’ of the Burke series, Flood is the name of a woman. She looks like an angel and has a very sexy body like a high-priced stripper.

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Hardcover Paperback Kindle. In the novel ‘Flood’ of the Burke series, Flood is the name of a woman. She has a particular set of skills of a professional executioner. She comes to Burke and tells him that he has to find a monster. The main motive behind this is that she wants to kill the man by herself with her bare hands.

Private detective Burke is called on to help a vengeful woman named Flood, a martial arts expert, find and take revenge on the psychotic child murderer who raped and killed his best friend's daughter

SARAND
Very dark (not my usual cup of tea) but brilliant and carefully plotted. A page turner even when you shudder at what you suspect is on the next page. Andrew Vachss is a master at this, and Burke is a smart anti-hero who has a bit of Robin Hood and just a bit of John Rain in him too. Raised by the state in a succession of orphanages and foster homes, he has no delusions of what the street holds. He shows the reader the worst of the under-belly of New York City, including pimps and child rapists. Nothing is too awful - Vachess shows it to the reader and Burke deals with it. Burke has friends and helpmates in the city, and each is more weird than the last, but each had specific talents, and Vachss makes it work for Burke and the readers. This is the first in a series of (I think) 18 novels. But this author doesn't need cliffhangers to send you to the next entry - the ending is perfect and everything is wrapped up successfully. I really gobbled this up, horrible and offensive sections included. The villains are monsters but the ones in Burke's sites get what they deserve. I'm going to read #2.
Xar
5+ stars Vachss!

Short review: Read it.

Andrew Vachss is a must buy, must read author. His "Burke" series is excellent. This compelling stand-alone is easy to follow. No editing errors, gratuitous violence or drag-you-down drama.

Intriguing storyline with descriptive writing that draws the reader into each scene. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking, informative and memorable dialogue.

I am very glad Mr. Vachss' works are available on Kindle. I will re-read this story and always look forward to his works.
Der Bat
I sought out this book because another person reviewing a novel by George Pelecanos alluded to Andrew Vachss being the same type of gritty, hard-boiled crime writer. So I selected FLOOD, his first effort that was written in 1985. A reader picking up this book will be treated to a detailed view of Times Square in the early 80's. I'm willing to bet that anyone who has been there recently would have a heck of a time understanding what a jungle it used to be. Even during the day it was probably the seediest area I've ever seen in the good old USA. Peep shows, adult theatres, hookers, drug dealers, pick pockets, and weapon sellers all peddling their wares and vying for your attention at the same time. You had to have an air of confidence about you just to cruise it in daylight. You had to be an idiot to go there by yourself at night.

This is a story about several denizens who do what it takes to survive and sometimes thrive in this environment. Reader's who didn't experience Times Square in the 80's don't realize that it really was a comic book atmosphere. Anything and everything was available there. The local characters were caricatures. Hookers and pimps wore those clothes and talked that way. Pimps drove those cars.

The main character, a private eye named Burke, survived foster homes, juvenile detention and prison in order to graduate to the mean streets of NYC. It is home to him and he metes out justice according to his own code. Think of Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis in SIN CITY. Bigger than life characters who have to slug it out with the worst of the worst to maintain some semblance of balance where they live. Fast-paced, entertaining and it comes with the guilty and satisfying feeling of well-eaned revenge. Just don't expect it to be more than it is.
Rageseeker
"Flood", by Andrew Vachss, is an interesting variation of what I call a "tough guy" detective story, which is one where the narrator lives on the mean streets, in those seedy, crime ridden sections of the city (New York city in this case) that most law abiding citizens fear to go. The twist here is that while the protagonist "Burke" is indeed a tough guy, he's been hurt before and treads lightly and thinks carefully before committing himself to things, rather than just smashing through whatever stands in his way. The general plot concerns Burke helping a client to find a pedophile who raped and murdered the client's best friend's child. As I don't give plot spoilers, below are my impressions of the novel.

Burke is an interesting character surrounded by interesting supporting characters. As the plot unfolds, author Vachss feeds out tasty tidbits of background information on Burke and his friends, who are actively engaged in helping him. The plot is interesting and flows well. It is not a who-dunnit type of story; it's more the tracking down and finding the largely faceless criminal, setting up for a climactic conclusion. As this is the first novel in a series starring Burke, some of the characters don't feel fully formed or as logically consistent in their role as they likely will in later novels. For example, one of the characters "Mole" is portrayed as a genius that lives in a bunker, and doesn't mix with people much. However, he's able to get just about anything you want and go out in the city to fix/break/create whatever you need. This doesn't fit the role of a recluse in my mind, particularly as he'd need to regularly interact a lot with people both to be able to get these things and to do the necessary work. I like the character, but he doesn't feel like he's been fine-tuned yet. (This is not uncommon for first novels in a series; it often takes an author a few novels to comfortably fill-in his world.)

Overall, I was entertained and interested enough in Burke to order the next few books in the series, to see how things go. If you like novels about the grittier side of the street, give this one a read. Four stars.
Silvermaster
This is a very good series that I just learned about. It reminds me of a cross between Jo Nesbo at his best and Walter Mosley. It has that level of complexity and writing. The hero is Burke. He is a former convict who has dedicated his life to fighting child abuse. The whole series has him fighting against child abusers, particularly those who sexually abuse kids. The books often have graphic sex and violence.