Footsteps of the Hawk by Andrew Vachss

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  In Footsteps of the Hawk Burke himself is in danger of becoming a victim.  Two rogue cops are stalking him.  The coolly seductive Belinda Roberts wants him to free a man charged with a grisly string of rape-murders. The brutal and half-crazy Detective Jorge Morales may be trying to frame Burke for the same crimes.  What ensues is a novel of high-wire suspense and nightmarish authenticity informed by an insider's knowledge of the city where everything—from flesh to other people's cellular phone numbers—is up for sale.




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About Andrew Vachss

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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 September 25, 2001 by Vintage. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Of course, telling Burke to back down is like bullying a middleweight by throwing a punch at him, so it figures that Burke's role as shuttlecock in the back-and-forth between Roberts and Morales is paralleled by the boxing career of Frankie Ianello (Frankie Eye), a bulldog fighter Burke has (ille...

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Latest installment in the Burke series, in which the gritty detective finds himself battling two rogue cops.

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