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Love all of his books especially the Burke novels. Jan 02, Ramzi rated it did not like it. Vachss creates interesting anti heroes but 15 books into this series and I've started rooting for the bad guys. Only Max the Silent still intrigues and man do I wish Burke would just shut the hell up with his Einstein of the street routine and finally take a bullet to a vital organ. Unfortunately there's no going back and I'm forcing myself to finish this series strictly out of obsessive compulsiveness.

Hearing him weigh in on the root cause of terrorism was hilariously moronic it's apparently Vachss creates interesting anti heroes but 15 books into this series and I've started rooting for the bad guys.

Hearing him weigh in on the root cause of terrorism was hilariously moronic it's apparently a money making business for those savage Muslims he loves to hate!!! Oppression has nothing to do with it according to Vachss.

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Muslims are the only people on earth "born bad" in his "expert view". I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise, the series is rife with hypocrasy Burke's apparently a child protector yet he always finds time to lionoze Wesley, a sociopath who is responsible for murdering hundreds of children. Hopefully the last three installments are somewhat better. Hell, it shouldn't be too hard, a monkey throwing piles of shit on a blank piece of paper is twice as interesting as this self righteous crap.

Jan 30, Leonardo Etcheto rated it liked it. While reading this book I was struck by the fact that the bad guys get very little page time in the Burke series. Unlike other "detective" novels, where you often get a glimpse of what the bad guy is doing or thinking to so as to build tension, here the story is all about Burke and associates doing their thing looking for Mr. In this one the bad guy is actually present only at the very end. All other references are to his record and past as they close in on him.

Very intersting. Ano While reading this book I was struck by the fact that the bad guys get very little page time in the Burke series. Another good book in the series. Again the motivations can be baffling to me but the milieu is educating. Mar 17, Terry rated it liked it. Some years ago, I read Flood and Strega and enjoyed them. As a casual fan of Mr. Vachss , I enjoyed the quick pace and grit of "Down Here," though I wished he'd developed the two female characters - Laura and Wolfe - more. There were the makings of a really interesting anti-love triangle here.

I won't rush out for another dose right away, but Vachss is still one of the writers I know will entertain without demanding Some years ago, I read Flood and Strega and enjoyed them.

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I won't rush out for another dose right away, but Vachss is still one of the writers I know will entertain without demanding too much from me. I am a fan of Vachss writing, especially the Burke series; there have been so many gritty, suspenseful outings. This, unfortunately, isn't one of them. A lot of 'telling' instead of 'showing' in a story digging into the reason why a serial rapist is being protected by the feds. I had trouble with the dialogue.

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Vachss has all the characters except for Max obviously constantly interrupting each other or finishing someone else's thoughts. It can be a useful device but it is employed to distr I am a fan of Vachss writing, especially the Burke series; there have been so many gritty, suspenseful outings.

It can be a useful device but it is employed to distration here. Dec 02, Lorilee rated it it was ok. I love thsi series, but this was my least favorite. The interaction with the sister was odd to me and added no value. Oct 01, Alan rated it it was ok. Ditto my kissoff of Vachss as reflected in the other review.

Some of Burke's sidekicks are interesting, but the author is not going to let you learn anything about them. Apr 14, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: peacecorps.

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Apr 15, Paul rated it really liked it. This book was interesting and kept the pages turning. I loved how everythings was to be kept a secret and how some of the characters never gave away thier identity. Jun 16, Rick rated it liked it. Not the best Vachss book, but still good. Jun 27, Sherrie added it. Unleash your inner vigilante. Vachss' character Burke does all the things you wish you could do or at least all the things I wish I could do. Neil rated it really liked it Oct 09, John Sawyer rated it really liked it Sep 19, Todd rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Eric rated it really liked it Sep 15, Kaite rated it really liked it Jun 09, David rated it liked it Apr 16, Mike rated it really liked it Jul 15, Readers also enjoyed.

About Andrew Vachss. Andrew Vachss. Now a lawyer in private practice, he represents children and youths exclusively. A native New Yorker, he now divides his time between the city of his birth and the Pacific Northwest. The dedicated Web site for Vachss and his work is www. That site and this page are managed by volunteers.

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Other books in the series. Burke 1 - 10 of 18 books. Books by Andrew Vachss. Trivia About Down Here Burke, No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Down Here. You have no idea of all the crimes people in business commit every day. Like it was nothing. What a fraud. You think stuff like Enron or WorldCom is an aberration? Burke, in pursuit of something he is convinced Wychek has and the money he knows is connected to the case, begins a relationship with Wychek's sister, Laura Reinhardt, whose career is wheeling and dealing on Wall Street.

Burke gets some much-needed advice on women from Terry's 'mom', Michelle.

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For such a street-smart man, Burke is essentially clueless about women, which makes me wonder just how street-smart he can possibly be. Vachss's characters don't always seem very complex, but in order to survive in a very brutal world, they have to have skills and abilities not found in uncomplicated people leading uncomplicated lives. Vachss's writing skills are so good. I was reading this at work, in the cafeteria, when my husband came up and was tapping me on the shoulder.

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He says my shoulder just twitched every time he tapped me, and I kept right on reading, didn't know he was there until he said something. Even when I wasn't sure what was going on, when I got a little tired of the very detailed explications of Burke's life, when not a lot was really going on.

Then we meet McKenna who has been sacked as an ADA for behaviour that is nothing short of being stupendously moronic, has tried her hand as a novelist fail and is now working for a magazine. McKenna is on the hunt for a story for her upcoming deadline. Susan has seen war, drinks heavily and sleeps around a lot , including with a former West Point classmate who is now married to McKenna.

The search for the truth about Susan takes McKenna and those close to her on a dangerous journey. The curves and twists were well written and exciting. The story itself felt like it was trying to break free from both the author and McKenna to let the other characters steal the show and take over the narrative.


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But the author was relentless in dragging the story, kicking and screaming, back into McKenna Land and by the end of the novel the others were merely foils to showcase how Right McKenna Always Is!