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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,653 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Vachss Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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Burke's newest client is a woman named Flood, who has the face of an angel, the body of a high-priced stripper, and the skills of a professional executioner. She wants Burke to find a monster for her - so she can kill him with her bare hands.

In this thriller, Andrew Vachss's renegade private eye teams up with a lethally gifted avenger to follow a child's murderer through the catacombs of New York, where every alley is blind and the penthouses are as dangerous as the basements.
Fearfully knowing, crackling with narrative tension, and written in prose as forceful as a hollow-point slug, Flood is Burke at his deadliest - and Vachss at the peak of his form. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 2/16/2014

    " Private eye had a couple of jobs to do. Find the Cobra who had killed his clients friends baby and arrange for a prostitute to get released from her pimp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 2/2/2014

    " Flood is a great crime novel exposing the low-life, gritty nature of the mean streets and the frailty of young human life. Being a Vachss fan, I somehow missed this novel thus this book filled in the blanks I had from reading the subsequent novels. Flood is a classic Vachss. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bosco Farr | 1/29/2014

    " My brother turned me on to Vachss in the 90's sometime. I had not read this one so I decided to revisit the Author and see if I found him as fun as I did back then. This was a really solid read and I really emjoyed. It's graphic and deals with the worst part of society, child molesters and exploiters. The Burke character is an interesting anti-hero. He's self centered, paranoid, damaged and scarred. Tough as nails but not your typical hardboiled type. I enjoyed and recommend highly to those who like crime fiction, if they haven't already read this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Kouri | 1/29/2014

    " I thought that maybe the book would be more suspensful being that the Author is a Federal Investigator, social caseworker and has directed Maximum security prison.i plan on reading other books written by Andrew,in hopes they get better!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 1/17/2014

    " Hardcase stuff in the shadow world of NYC. Pulpy. A little unsure in parts; it comes across as a first effort, but I understand this is the first of a long series so I'll bet it gets smoother. I plan to go pick up the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 1/1/2014

    " You can tell that this was a debut novel. It's weirdly dated, but the Burke series gets better and better as it goes. Vachss finds his scwerve about four books in and never loses it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 12/30/2013

    " I liked the procedural aspects while finding the subject exploitative, despite the author's life to the contrary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Azariphale | 12/14/2013

    " Even though I knew this book was written sometime during the 80's it still holds up today. Burke and crew could easily be operating today and honestly there isn't a whole lot that you could say otherwise. Once again a superb offering from Mr. Vachss "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 melissa | 12/6/2013

    " These books are intense! I have to space them out and pad the 'in -between' with happy fun books. Total Noir and I love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/28/2013

    " This is his first book and first one I read. Since his characters reappear it's a good idea to start with Vachss' books with this one. I got hooked on him and immediately read his next two, Strega, and Blue Belle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika Van | 11/12/2013

    " I loved this book, but then I had been waiting months to read the "first" Burke novel. In all honesty I have to admit that this book is a little rough, Vachss has definitely improved with age. As usual it would have been better to have read the series in order... but still, I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 10/21/2013

    " Gritty & realistic. Interesting mix of characters. Brings back memories of growing up NYC and how it was back then. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miss natalie | 7/9/2013

    " fitz loaned me this book, and it turned me onto vachss forever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete | 5/26/2013

    " One of the first Hard-Boiled writers I really enjoyed. Figured I'd go back to the beginning and start reading again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd Rohner | 5/16/2013

    " It was decent crime procedural. I enjoyed the depiction of NYC in some its grimier days. There were some characters in the book that were a bit too far fetched for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chumpy | 8/6/2012

    " The first book I've read by Andrew Vachss. Very enjoyable, if a bit far-fetched. Main character is Burke, an ex-con who "helps people." in this case he helps Flood, a beautiful martial arts expert, find a child molester who harmed her good friend's child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elli | 6/11/2012

    " I love the hard style of the wording from Andrew Vachss and I adore Burke and his friends for their straightness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 3/9/2012

    " Grim series. Not for the faint of heart. I'm not sure what to recommend about series. It is violent and about unpleasant, vile and evil people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 2/29/2012

    " If you like dark and I mean disturbing dark then you will LOVE this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caleb Guillotte | 12/7/2011

    " I've read all of the "Burke" books by Vachss and this might be the best. Taut, thrilling, rightiously vengeful angel of darkness violence with the added fun of Burke's "family" starting to take shape. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Milo Wilson | 9/12/2011

    " My All Time Favorite Good Guy!! Representing for all Under Dogs! GO Burke!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 8/20/2011

    " Trashy pulp about criminals hunting down worse criminals. Somehow both gritty and depressing and also totally cheesy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 6/18/2011

    " Love this book. I love this whole series of books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 6/11/2011

    " If you like dark and I mean disturbing dark then you will LOVE this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 4/7/2011

    " I am a closet detective novel lover. If someone gets killed in the first five pages, I'm into it, but Vachss is really good. I love his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 4/1/2011

    " It was decent crime procedural. I enjoyed the depiction of NYC in some its grimier days. There were some characters in the book that were a bit too far fetched for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chumpy | 3/3/2011

    " The first book I've read by Andrew Vachss. Very enjoyable, if a bit far-fetched. Main character is Burke, an ex-con who "helps people." in this case he helps Flood, a beautiful martial arts expert, find a child molester who harmed her good friend's child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Milo | 1/11/2011

    " My All Time Favorite Good Guy!! Representing for all Under Dogs! GO Burke!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MzDivaDawn | 1/9/2011

    " Very dark material, but I really like this series and intend to follow it now. This private eye is tough on child abuse and makes sure that ruthless people pay "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 11/16/2010

    " Clearly a first novel, but promising. Excited about the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 11/12/2010

    " Brilliant. Evocative. Truthful. Hard. Disturbing.
    This still retains the magic for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 9/18/2010

    " I liked the procedural aspects while finding the subject exploitative, despite the author's life to the contrary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dr Edward | 8/21/2010

    " The first of the Burke books. Interesting to see how verbose Vachss was when he first started writing; his later books just got leaner and meaner until he could say more in a sentence than over-blown frauds like Norman Mailer could say in an entire book! "

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About the Author
Author Andrew Vachss

Andrew Vachss is a lawyer who represents children and youths exclusively. His many books include the Burke series and two collections of short stories, and his work has appeared in Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, and the New York Times, among other publications. A native New Yorker, he divides his time between the city of his birth and the Pacific Northwest.

About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration and recipient of ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.