Terminal (Burke Series #17)

Terminal (Burke Series #17)

by Andrew Vachss
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Terminal (Burke Series #17) by Andrew Vachss

After years of carefully working the edges, a blood-commitment forces Burke's return to his former career: "violence-for-money." Claw, once the shot-caller of a white supremacist prison gang is free . . . and terminally ill--he desperately needs a pile of cash to bet on a long-shot cure. He tells Burke about a punk who once purchased protection from him, a man who claims to know the truth behind a "cold case, " the unsolved rape-murder of a thirteen-year-old girl. The killers are all weathly men today, ideal blackmail marks. But wealth is power, and the informant needs Claw's protection again. Burke decides to roll the dice. A win would give Burke the two things he lives for: Money and Revenge. A loss would turn "terminal" from a diagnosis into a certainly, and not just for Claw.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375425288
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/02/2008
Series: Burke Series , #17
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 494,909
File size: 506 KB

About the Author

Andrew Vachss is a lawyer who represents children and youths exclusively. His many novels include the Burke series and two collections of short stories. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and his work has appeared in Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, The New York Times, among other publications. He divides his time between his native New York City and the Pacific Northwest. www.vachss.com

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Terminal (Burke Series #17) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought two Andrew Vachss' books at a library book sale. This is the first time I have read this author and I am disappointed. This story was hard to follow, the dialog between characters was hard to tell who was saying what, and there were too many uncompleted thoughts/sentences. The characters weren't developed (or maybe I should have read previous Burke novels). It will be awhile, if ever, before I read the second book (Another Life). Good thing I only paid 33 cents a book. --K--
FlaGurl72 More than 1 year ago
I have read many of the Burke series and find he gets better with every book. If you like a twist, Burke is a hit man that goes after bad guys, then you will fall in love with this character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this novel a burdensome read. The story was difficult to follow due to confusing and puzzling dialog liberally sprinkled throughout the work. Ultimately, I was disappointed by this latest installment of the Burke series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very wordy and full of long winded thoughts, the plot is muddled and the goings on particularly unclear. Very little character interplay and I for one had trouble following much of the stilted, fill in the blanks dialogue. I was very disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Vachss. I have every one of his books. The past few - and especially this one - are forums for the author's political views and pet peeves. The once vivid characters are flat. The story is lost in Vachss' ranting. I don't know - maybe that bullet rattled Burke's brain.......
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Terminal by gifted writer Andrew Vachss is an outstanding murder-mystery that I absolutely loved to the max! The characters are believeable and exciting and the plot is is real page-turner! Get your copy of this book today!