What — or who — could turn a gifted little boy into a murderous thing that calls itself "Satan’s Child"? In search of an answer, a man named Burke travels from a festering welfare hotel to a neat frame house where a voodoo priestess presides over a congregation of assassins. For this vigilante and unlicensed private eye has made it his business to defend the small victims whom the law has failed — even a child who has been made into a killer.
Gripping and chillingly knowledgeable about the mechanisms of evil, Sacrifice is a thriller of savage authority from one of the best crime writers of our generation.
"Vachss is a contemporary master....Decidedly hard-boiled, his prose is as lean, tough-edged and brittle as the man who is his protagonist." (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
"A harrowing tale in which outcasts are the moral heroes, and the people who belong to civilization are corrupt....An absolute original....Andrew Vachss has become a cult favorite, and for good reason." (Cosmopolitan)
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All Vachss novels, but especially the Burke series are at the top of my list of MUST reads or listen to. I repeatedly listen to all of them
I have never read any thing that holds my attention more. I went thru the whole series as fast as I could and then started over again. My favorites, and at 71 and an incessant book or audible person that's saying something.
He is the BEST of narrator's. I have listened to him on audible's other than Vachss novels and it makes no difference, he compels you to believe that he IS that person.
I just hated to turn it off, I always wanted to know what was next.
I wish there were more Burke novels to look forward to, and more of Vachss in general!!
- Jonna True