In this mercilessly compelling thriller, Burkethe private eye, sting artist, and occasional hit man who metes out a cruelly ingenious vengeance on those who victimize childrenis up against a soft-spoken messiah, who may be rescuing runaways or recruiting them for his own hideous purposes. But in doing so Burke becomes a target for an entire Mafia family, a whore with a heart of cyanide, and a contract killer as implacable as a heat-seeking missile. Written with Vachss's signature narrative overdriveand his unnerving familiarity with the sub-basement of American crimeHard Candyis vintage Burke.
Author: Andrew Vachss
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Release Date: 1995-07-04