Batman by Andrew H. Vachss
The Ultimate Evil

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When millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne experiences a revelation about his childhood and transformation into Batman, he follows a trail of perversion to Southeast Asia to destroy the Ultimate Evil . . . or die. By the author of Down in the Zero.
 

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Hardboiled writer Andrew Henry Vachss was born on October 19, 1942 in New York City. He attended Case Western Reserve University and the New England School of Law. Vachss has worked in many government and law enforcement organizations, ranging from the U. S. Public Health Service to the New York City Juvenile Justice Planning Project. Vachss' work as a writer includes a series of books featuring an unlicensed private detective named Burke. Burke's appearances include Flood, Strega, Blue Belle, Hard Candy, Blossom and Sacrifice. Vachss has also written comic books and graphic novels.
 
Published November 1, 1995 by Warner Books. 196 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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On the one hand, Batman's vigilantism makes him a natural hero for Vachss, whose customary persona Burke is practically a Batguy himself.

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The usual Batman trappings are here, but Vachss plays loose with our customary idea of the caped avenger--his Batman is as much bat as man (``Batman possessed a sense of his surroundings so delicate that it could detect the slightest molecular shifts in the empty air'') and seemingly invincible, ...

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Crime novelist Vachss presents a Batman novel in which Bruce Wayne must come to grips with a shocking revelation about his own past.

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