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I recently revisited the first book in Vachss' BURKE series -- FLOOD. This book still holds up and shows what an inventive and original writer Vachss really is. Read morePublished on June 21 2003 by "jdny"
Burke is a man of many trades. All learned and honed on the New York streets and some of the toughest penitentiaries. These days his livelihood is made as a private detective. Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2002 by Christopher Mc Nally
...The novel introduces us to the toughest, take-no-[stuff]-I-dare-you-to-take-a-swing-at-me-if-you-value-your-life detectives, Burke (no first name, just that)!!! Read morePublished on March 30 2002 by Hassan Galadari
This is a remarkable work of "detective" fiction. The world it portrays is all too real, if disturbing in the extreme. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2001
I've known about Vachss for years, and picked up this book at a thrift store ... I had nothing to do one Sunday, so I picked it up at 10 a.m. and started reading. Read morePublished on June 11 2001 by Annie_Xmas
Flood is the introduction book of Burke, a street-wise detective who understands the filth of the world. Read morePublished on March 28 2001 by flodnag
What is it about revenge that makes it such a vicariously satisfying experience? While most people would never act on their impulses for it, the desire for vengeance can be an... Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2000 by Stone Junction