Mask Market

Mask Market

A Burke Novel

Book - 2006
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"They meet in a no-name diner. A shadowy man hands Burke a CD dossier of someone he wants found. Minutes later, as Burke watches from an alley, his client is gunned down by a professional hunter-killer team. Burke slips away, unsure if he's been spotted. Later, when he examines the dossier, he discovers that the missing woman is Beryl Preston, a girl he'd rescued from a brutal pimp twenty years earlier--when she was only thirteen--and returned to her father. Now he has to find her again--not only because she might be in danger, but also because he has to prove to himself that his rescue mission hadn't been financed by a predator who wanted his property returned. His search will force him to confront a new kind of human ugliness and, finally, to practice the survivalist triage that has marked--and cursed--his life since childhood. In Mask Market, Burke the outlaw investigator finds himself searching for the truth: not only about a girl named Beryl, but also about himself."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard/Random House, 2006.
Edition: 1st Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard trade pbk. ed.
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ISBN: 9780307454812
0307454819
Call Number: VACHSS
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Burke (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)

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