DOWN HERE by ANDREW VACHSS
Bone-crushing impact, set in a milieu that clogs your lungs
and stings your eyes, Down Here is the penetrating and
remarkable new thriller from the master of American noir.
For many years, Burke has carried a torch for Wolfe, the
beautiful, driven former sex crimes prosecutor who was
fired for refusing to "go along to get along." They share a
marrow-deep hatred of predators but walk different sides of
the street when it comes to justice. So when Burke hears
that Wolfe has been arrested for attempted murder, he knows
something is double-wrong?and deals himself in.
Putting together a distrustful alliance between his ?family
of choice,? Wolfe's outlaw network, and an informant inside
the police department, Burke starts with the alleged
victim, a brutal serial rapist Wolfe had personally
prosecuted. He's back on the street because his conviction
was reversed, and any of his long list of victims has
plenty of motive to kill him. The deeper Burke gets into
the investigation, the more holes he finds in the case
against Wolfe. Yet the DA's office continues to press
forward, and Burke has to find out what their game is. No
stranger to devil's bargains, Burke reopens the rape
investigations?his way?and discovers an artist whose
violent work in progress is a whole city?s nightmare.
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