Random House, Inc. Burke, the relentless urban mercenary, returns in this riveting new thriller by bestselling author Andrew Vachss. Two decades ago, Burke "recovered" a teenage runaway from a pimp. Now she's on the run, again. After seeing the man who hired him to find her gunned down by a professional hunter-killer team, Burke realizes he could be next. The master urban survivalist knows he has to finish the job to learn the truth, only now he's looking for a predator, not a victim. The search will force Burke to walk down the one dark alley that has always terrified him -- his past.
From the Paperback edition.
Baker & Taylor When a client who had hired him to find a missing woman is gunned down just minutes after their meeting, Burke launches an investigation to find Beryl Preston, a girl he had rescued from a brutal pimp some twenty years earlier and returned to her father, a quest that leads him into the darkest depths of human evil and into a confrontation with his own past. 50,000 first printing.