Free eBook Down In The Zero download

by Andrew Vachss

Free eBook Down In The Zero download ISBN: 0330341669
Author: Andrew Vachss
Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House; New Ed edition (1995)
Language: English
Pages: 272
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense
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Rating: 4.6
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ACCLAIM FORAndrew Vachss. ACCLAIM FOR. Andrew Vachss. Andrew Vachss bursts forth with more of the slashing prose that has earned him a reputation as one who gives no quarter in his exposure of the evils of the human mind. The man knows whereof he speaks. There's no way to put a down once you've begu. he plot hooks are engaging and the one–liners pierce like bullets.

Down In The Zero" is Andrew Vachss' seventh novel featuring Burke, the hard-boiled, in-your-face, ex-con detective, who still isn't sure on which side of the law he prefers to operate. Abandoned at birth, father and mother unknown, Burke has no real first name

Down In The Zero" is Andrew Vachss' seventh novel featuring Burke, the hard-boiled, in-your-face, ex-con detective, who still isn't sure on which side of the law he prefers to operate. Abandoned at birth, father and mother unknown, Burke has no real first name. Baby boy" is the name on his birth certificate.

Burke - 7 ). In his seventh outing, Burke, Vachss's flinty ex-con and relentless crusader for abused kids last featured in Sacrifice, is still reeling after having killed a kid in a previous case gone sour. Here, he leaves his underground detective network headquartered in Manhattan's Chinatown for a rarified Connecticut suburb shaken by a series of teen suicides.

Andrew Henry Vachss (born October 19, 1942) is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths. Vachss' last name rhymes with "tax". He grew up in Manhattan on the Lower West Side. Before becoming a lawyer, Vachss held many front-line positions in child protection. He was a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, and a New York City social-services caseworker.

"Like a foster home?""Like a jail. He got up, busied himself with loading the dishwasher for a minute. You ever wonder about it?

"Like a foster home?""Like a jail. "I do," he said, coming back to the table. All my mother could tell me was that he had a very high IQ. It was a special sperm bank. She had it done in Switzerland.

Author: Andrew Vachss. In his seventh outing, Burke, Vachss’s flinty ex-con and relentless crusader for abused kids last featured in Sacrifice, is still reeling after having killed a kid in a previous case gone sour. Here, he leaves his underground detective network headquartered in Manhattan’s Chinatown for a rarified Connecticut suburb shaken by a series of teen suicides.

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' series character Burke, Strega (1987), Choice of Evil (1999), and Dead and Gone (2000).

Andrew Vachss has reinvented detective fiction for an age in which guilty secrets are obsolete and murder isn't even worth a news headline. And in the person of his haunted, hell-ridden private eye Burke, Vachss has given us a new kind of hero: a man inured to every evil except the kind that preys on children. Now Burke is back, investigating an epidemic of apparent suicides among the teenagers of a wealthy Connecticut suburb.

Down in the Zero book. Andrew Vachss has reinvented detective fiction for an age in which guilty secrets are obsolete and murder isn't even worth a news headline

Down in the Zero book. Andrew Vachss has reinvented detective fiction for an age in which guilty secrets are obsolete and murder isn't even worth a news headline. Now Burke is back, investigating an epidemic of app Andrew Vachss has reinvented detective fiction for an age in which guilty secrets are obsolete and murder isn't even worth a news headline.

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Celace
This book has been my introduction to crime fiction by Andrew Vachss. DOWN IN THE ZERO is a fast read; I read the whole book in one day. I like it especially for its first-person narrative of a tough (real tough!) private eye's gradually developing relationship with a troubled boy. Burke, the private eye, also has a mock BDSM--well, maybe not just mock--affair with a troubled woman. This is harder for me to swallow. I do like the woman's view that spanking is a sexual act appropriate for consenting adults, not for children. Burke is the protagonist of a series and I'm interested to read more about him and his "family" including Prof and the Mole.
Molotok
"Down In The Zero" is Andrew Vachss' seventh novel featuring Burke, the hard-boiled, in-your-face, ex-con detective, who still isn't sure on which side of the law he prefers to operate. Abandoned at birth, father and mother unknown, Burke has no real first name. "Baby boy" is the name on his birth certificate. He is a survivor. He's also a standup guy. The novel is set in early 1990s NYC, just after Mayor Guiliani came to office with the intent to clean up the City's mean streets.

I have read the six previous Burke books and have became so fascinated with this complex character, and with the strange folks who people his world, that I will probably go on to read the entire series. I am addicted. If you are a Vachss/Burke fan, or have the potential to become one, I would suggest that you try to read the books in order. Of course, every novel stands on its own, independent of the others, but the growth and development of the characters are continual. There are also references to past events, and for a richer reading experience it is helpful to know the history. If you're just looking for a good read, and not interested in becoming a Burke maven, then by all means, read at random.

Throughout this book Burke mourns the horribly violent death of a little boy for which he feels responsible, (these events took place in a previous novel). He finds himself in a black place - the Zero, he calls it - "a deep black hole you dive into," and he is unable to climb out. It is not death, but this abyss may be worse than death because one still feels the intense pain of the living.

Then he receives a phone call from a troubled teen who fears for his life. The boy, a rich kid from the Connecticut suburbs is the son of a woman from Burke's past - a ghost from long ago who once saved his skin. He feels like he owes her a favor and so takes a trip to the burbs and the world of the super wealthy. Here he discovers a string of inexplicable teen suicides all linked to a common experience at a psychiatric clinic.

Burke also becomes involved with a woman, Fancy, a friend of his friend and a member of an elite private sex club. She is definitely not a "vanilla sex" lady. Fancy introduces Burke to the world of S&M, D&S, and encourages him to participate. She is even willing to switch for him and play the submissive. This kinkiness all eventually links-up to the suicides in an extremely convoluted way.

P. I. Burke, as always, is the narrator. And the narrative, at times, goes off on a tangent, like Burke's thought processes. This occasional stream of consciousness has always been extremely effective and enhances the detective's persona. However, here Vachss wanders a bit too much and his usual tight writing style suffers for it. While "Down in the Zero" is strong on character development, the storyline is not the best. However, I am into these novels because of my man Burke and the characters who form his "real family." In this area Vachss does not disappoint.

So...if you are a Vachss/Burke fan, don't miss this, although your patience may be tried at times. If you are just looking for a good read, check-out one of the author's earlier books.

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Malann
Great story line, great characters, super story development. Building to an unexpected outcome. Vachss has done it again. I can't wait to start the next in the series.
Conjuril
Vachss is a fantastic and descriptive writer. His Burke novels are wonderful, engaging and thrilling. I hope they keep on coming forever!!
Peles
I have every single Burke novel, they are a great read-I am sad that I finished the series.
sobolica
Arrived in great condition, and as scheduled! It is a very interesting book, starting a bit slow in the beginning but more and more darker, and intriguing so you could not put it down.
Quphagie
Ordered these for my husband upon his request. He said they were great reads and he really enjoyed them. He recommends them.
The Burke franchise just gets better and better. As he develops and grow as a character so do the plots. Another page turner that kept me from sleep AGAIN ,,,,!,,,!!!!!