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" You know why we hate you? Not because you don' t know what we know, but because, if you did, you wouldn' t give a damn.
So I' m sitting here, waiting to commit extortion, and planning a lot worse. I' m what you' d call a criminal. That' s why I' ll never be you. And I' m proud of it." --from "Terminal"
When the former shot-caller of the country' s most feared white supremacist prison gang contacts Burke, he comes with references ... and the promise of a huge score. Terminally ill, the ex-con needs major cash to gamble on the long-shot possibility of a cure that' s available only in Switzerland. The only card he has to play is a small-time degenerate who paid for protection when they were in prison together. That professional bottom-feeder claims he personally buried the body of a thirteen-year-old girl who had been raped, tortured, and finally killed by three rich men more than thirty years ago--and that he' s holding irrefutable proof. But such a complicated extortion scheme needs the hand of a specialist crew, so Burke is offered a piece of the action.
He and his outlaw family put together a lethal plan. If they can pull it off, Burke gets the two things he lives for: Money and Revenge. If not, " terminal" could prove to be more than just one man' s diagnosis.
"Terminal" is a blistering thriller that forces Burke back in time--to keep a blood-commitment to a brother from his prison past, and to avenge the " cold-cased" rape-murder of a teenage girl.
Title: Terminal (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series) [LARGE PRINT] (Hardcover)
Publisher: U.S.A., Thorndike Press: 2007
ISBN Number: 1410402762
ISBN Number 13: 9781410402769
Book Condition: Good
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Description: Good condition. Has some coverwear and minimal black marks on the side of the pages. Terminal (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series) [LARGE PRINT] (Hardcover) By Vachss, Andrew Vachss's 17th Burke novel (after 2006's Mask Murder) combines gritty realism with an over-the-top depiction of an omniscient spy network. Claude Dremdell, a white supremacist whose sole hope against his terminal illness is a pricy experimental Swiss treatment, ropes Burke into a plot to extort money from three wealthy men who years earlier committed a brutal murder (loosely based on the real-life Martha Moxley case), but were never suspected. Armed with only fragmentary evidence in the form of two checks, Burke turns for help to an Israeli intelligence operation working covertly in the U.S. with superhuman powers of information gathering. Lengthy tirades about the failures of the criminal justice system under the current Bush administration will distract even those who agree with them. In the end, the violent vengeance Burke seeks overshadows the worthy points Vachss makes about the continuing horrific sexual abuse of the young. Product Details Hardcover: 427 pages Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (December 5, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1410402762 ISBN-13: 978-1410402769 Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 1 inches
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