Sacrifice (Burke Series #6)

Sacrifice (Burke Series #6)

by Andrew Vachss


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ISBN-13: 9780679764106
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Series: Burke Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 682,373
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(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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Sacrifice (Burke Series #6) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The sixth novel in Vachss's 'Burke' series is a mixed affair. Back in New York after the events of 'Blossom', Burke continues on his mission against child molestors/rapists leading him into a run-in with a voodoo priestess. A number of new characters are introduced and there are some revelations about old ones which makes 'Sacrifice' seem more of a transitional book, a set up of things to come. None of the Burke books are bad and the fan will be satisfied and intrigued enough at the end to want to read the next in the series. I'd put it firmly at 3 1/2 to 4 stars.