Safe House: A Burke Novel by Andrew VachssSafe House: A Burke Novel by Andrew Vachss

Safe House: A Burke Novel

byAndrew Vachss

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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In Burke, Vachss gave readers of crime fiction a hero they could believe in, an avenger whose sense of justice was forged behind bars and tempered on New York's meanest streets.  In this blistering new thriller, Burke is drawn into his ugliest case yet, one that involves an underground network of abused women and the sleekly ingenious stalkers who've marked them as their personal victims. 
   Burke's client is Crystal Beth, a beautiful outlaw with a tattoo on her face and a mission burned into her heart.  She is trying to shield one of her charges from a vengeful ex with fetishes for Nazism and torture. But the stalker has a protector, someone so informed, so ruthless, and so connected that he need only make a few phone calls to shut down Crystal Beth's operation for good—and Burke along with it.  Sinuous in its complexities, brutal in its momentum, Safe House is Burke at the edge of his nerve and cunning.  And it's Vachss at the peak of his form.

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’ seri...
Title:Safe House: A Burke NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.02 × 5.21 × 0.68 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375700749

ISBN - 13:9780375700743


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Burke is one mean mother! SAFE HOUSE is the latest in a long line of Burke novels. Burke is an odd sort of mercenary, one with a heart, of sorts. If for no other reason, read SAFE HOUSE, and other Andrew Vachss novels, for Burke. But aside from that, Vachss constantly gives us a world we never want to think about, full of memorable characters and hideous evil. If you want the way you view the world to be changed, read the BURKE novels.
Date published: 1999-04-08

From Our Editors

Burke is back in action with a case that’s as current as it is timeless: a brutal ex-boyfriend is terrorizing his former flame, a woman who has taken shelter in a refuge for battered women. The head of the organization is one Crystal Beth, and she needs Burke to help her find this man and his nasty friends… or the shelter will be a thing of the past. Vachss brings his contemporary perspective to a gritty, tough protagonist’s voice in Safe House.

Editorial Reviews

"The hardest-boiled crime fiction this side of Sing Sing"- USA Today

"Vachss makes other noir writers seem like William Saroyan."- Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Scorching... the prose is accomplished, stylized, and flinty; the plot is direct and commanding."- Seattle Times

"Vachss's reverence for storytelling is evident in the blunt beauty of his language."-Chicago Sun-Times