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A Burke Novel

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On Sale: September 25, 2001
Pages: 240 | ISBN: 978-0-375-71911-0
Published by : Vintage Knopf
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Burke--ex-con, mercenary, sometime killer--makes his living preying on New York's most vicious predators and avenging their innocent victims. But in Andrew Vachss's mercilessly suspenseful new novel, Burke finds himself working the other side of the street, where guilt and innocence are as disposable as the sheets in a Times Square hotel--and as dirty.

Burke's new employer is Kite, a fanatical crusader who specializes in debunking "false allegations  of child sexual abuse. Kite has a case that may be the real thing, but needs Burke to tell him if it is. And if mere money can't persuade Burke to cooperate, Kite has plenty of other incentives at his disposal--including a fanatical bodyguard with a taste for corsets and brass knuckles. A tour guide to hell written in icy prose, False Allegations is Vachss at his most unnerving.
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ANDREW VACHSS is a lawyer who represents children and youths exclusively. His many books include the Burke series and three collections of short stories. His novels have been translated into twenty languages, and his work has appeared in Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, and The New York Times, among other publications.
 
The dedicated website for Andrew Vachss and his work is www.vachss.com.
 

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"In the first rank of American crime writers. . . . Next to Vachss, Chandler, Cain and Hammett look like choirboys."  
-Cleveland Plain Dealer


"Burke is the toughest talking first-person narrator since Mike Hammer."  
-Los Angeles Times

"Vachss . . . writes hypnotically violent prose."
-Chicago Sun-Times

"Burke prowls the city with a seething, angry, almost psychotic voice appropriate to the devils he deals with."-Chicago Tribune

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