Footsteps of the Hawk
by Andrew Vachss
"The best detective fiction being written . . . Add a stinging social commentary . . . a Celinesque journey into darkness, and we have an Andrew Vachss, one of our most important writers.
"Vachss writes a hypnotically violent prose made up of equal parts of broken concrete blocks and razor wire."
"Vachss waves a powerful light across a city landscape that few writers go near and none portray so convincingly."
—Los Angeles Times
A pulse-quickening new crime novel featuring Burke, ex-con, private investigator, and rumored hit man who harbors a pathological hatred for those who prey on children.
In Footstep of the Hawk Burke himself is in danger of becoming a victim. Two rogue cops are stalking him. The coolly seductive Belinda Roberts wants him to free a man charged with a grisly string of rape-murders. The brutal and half-crazy Detective Jorge Morales may be trying to frame Burke for the same crimes. What ensures is a novel of high-wire suspense and nightmarish authenticity, informed by an insider's knowledge of the city where everything—from flesh to other people's cellular phone numbers—is up for sale.
Vintage, 1996 (trade paperback)
Knopf, 1995 (hardcover)
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