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Vachss, Andrew. DOWN IN THE ZERO: A BURKE NOVEL. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 259 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's ninth novel. The seventh title in the Burke Series. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Andrew Vachss' "Down In The Zero". His relentless quest for justice for child-victims. "Vachss has reinvented detective fiction and in the person of Burke, his haunted, hell-ridden PI, has given readers a new kind of hero. Investigating an epidemic of apparent suicides among the teenagers of a wealthy suburb, Burke discovers a sinister connection between the anguish of the young and the activities of an elite sadomasochistic underground. 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" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Andrew Vachss collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and inscribed in black pen on the title page by the author: "Next time bring her! Andrew Vachss". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is named. An unusual command of an inscription, it fills up virtually the entire page. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest detective-thriller genre American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANDREW VACHSS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0679433287. $20.00

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