Mask Market (Burke Novels (Paperback))

Mask Market (Burke Novels (Paperback))

Andrew Vachss

They meet in a no–name diner. A shadowy guy arms Burke a CD file of somebody he wishes discovered. mins later, as Burke watches from an alley, his patron is gunned down via a certified hunter–killer group. Burke slips away, uncertain if he’s been noticed. Later, whilst he examines the file, he discovers that the lacking girl is Beryl Preston, a lady he’d rescued from a brutal pimp two decades earlier—when she used to be basically thirteen—and again to her father. Now he has to discover her again—not in simple terms simply because she should be at risk, but additionally simply because he has to end up to himself that his rescue undertaking hadn’t been financed by way of a predator who sought after his “property” again. His seek will strength him to confront a brand new type of human ugliness and, ultimately, to perform the survivalist triage that has marked—and cursed—his lifestyles for the reason that youth. In Mask Market, Burke the outlaw investigator reveals himself looking for the reality: not just a few lady named Beryl, but in addition approximately himself.

This is vintage Burke: darkish, harmful, and inspiring, from the hole scene to the explosive climax.

From the Hardcover edition.

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