"You know why we hate you? Not because you don't know what we know, but because, if you did, you wouldn't give a damn. So I'm sitting here, waiting to commit extortion, and planning a lot worse. I'm what you'd call a criminal. That's why I'll never be you. And I'm proud of it. " --from Terminal When the former shot-caller of the country's most feared white supremacist prison gang contacts Burke, he comes with references . . . and the promise of a huge score. Terminally ill, the ex-con needs major cash to gamble on the long-shot possibility of a cure that's available only in Switzerland. The only card he has to play is a small-time degenerate who paid for protection when they were in prison together. That professional bottom-feeder claims he personally buried the body of a thirteen-year-old girl who had been raped, tortured, and finally killed by three rich men more than thirty years ago--and that he's holding irrefutable proof. But such a complicated extortion scheme needs the hand of a specialist crew, so Burke is offered a piece of the action. He and his outlaw family put together a lethal plan. If they can pull it off, Burke gets the two things he lives for: Money and Revenge. If not, "terminal" could prove to be more than just one man's diagnosis. Terminal is a blistering thriller that forces Burke back in time--to keep a blood-commitment to a brother from his prison past, and to avenge the "cold-cased" rape-murder of a teenage girl. From the Hardcover edition.
- 2007 Andrew Vachss
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