Down in the Zero (Burke Series #7)

Down in the Zero (Burke Series #7)

by Andrew Vachss


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ISBN-13: 9780679760665
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1995
Series: Burke Series , #7
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 675,731
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Andrew Vachss, an attorney in private practice specializing in juvenile justice and child abuse, is the country’s best recognized and most widely sought after spokesperson on crimes against children. He is also a bestselling novelist and short story writer, whose works include Flood (1985), the novel which first introduced Vachss’ series character Burke, Strega (1987), Choice of Evil (1999), and Dead and Gone (2000). His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Playboy, and The Observer, and he is a contributor to ABA Journal, Journal of Psychohistory, New England Law Review, The New York Times, and Parade.

Vachss has worked as a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, a caseworker in New York, and a professional organizer. He was the director of an urban migrants re-entry center in Chicago and another for ex-cons in Boston. After managing a maximum-security prison for violent juvenile offenders, he published his first book, a textbook, about the experience. He was also deeply involved in the relief effort in Biafra, now Nigeria.

For ten years, Vachss’ law practice combined criminal defense with child protection, until, with the success of his novels, it segued exclusively into the latter, which is his passion. Vachss calls the child protective movement “a war,” and considers his writing as powerful a weapon as his litigation.

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Down in the Zero 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jwcooper3 on LibraryThing 22 days ago
One of the best in the Burke series. Tough to put down.
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