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Sinopsis: Career criminal Burke’s skill at working the feathery edges of the law are legendary, and this isn’t the first time he’s been hired to trade cash for an abducted kid. But when the meet turns out to be an ambush, Burke’s partner is killed and he’s left for dead. Dumped on the steps of the ER, Burke hovers between life and death. While the police ― and whoever wants him dead ― are circling closer, biding their time. Burke escapes the hospital, his face forever changed by the surgery that saved his life. The whisper-stream mutters that he’s dead, and he certainly is gone. From New York, anyway. Burke is on the hunt, knowing he has to find whoever wanted him dead to protect his own life. And avenge his partner. Unable to call on his own family for assistance, Burke goes into his past for help. All the way back. All the way back to his origins as a “child of the secret.” The trail starts in Chicago, continues into the Pacific Northwest, then to the remote mountains of New Mexico. And ends in a place that exists only in the dreams of the darkest degenerates on earth.
From the Inside Flap:
It's not an unusual job for Burke -- ex-con, career criminal, and ultimate urban man-for-hire -- to act as middleman in an exchange of cash for a kidnapped child. But this time the only things exchanged are bullets. Burke loses his beloved partner, and lies in a hospital bed close to -- or maybe even past -- death, hovering in a netherworld of nightmares and hallucinations. When he finally escapes from the hospital, his appearance has changed radically -- and so has he.
Burke's religion is revenge, and he is eager to begin worship. Without the slightest clue as to who ordered the hit, he goes back to his original contact. When that meeting ends in homicide, Burke goes even deeper underground than ever before. He vanishes off every radar screen, and starts his hunt. In order to connect the dots, Burke enlists the aid of a pilot he worked with during the war in Biafra, a Russian-speaking Cambodian woman named Gem, and a mystical childhood friend -- the police would call him a "co-defendant" -- who finds patterns where others see chaos. Burke's search starts in Chicago and ends in the Pacific Northwest -- a foreign country to the New York City-bred orphan.
When a pattern finally emerges, Burke discovers truly foreign territory -- a place where pedophiles, neo-Nazis, abortion clinic bombers, and kiddie porn manufacturers expect immunity from prosecution, a safe harbor for predatory degenerates. And when he learns who is running the show, Burke must call upon a lifetime of training in the dark arts to do what he does best: survive.
Stunning in its execution, shocking in its conclusion, Dead and Gone gives us a new Burke, trapped out of his element -- and more dangerous than ever.
Título: Dead and Gone: Library Edition
Editorial: Brilliance Audio Lib Edn
Año de publicación: 2010
Encuadernación: Compact Disc
Condición del libro: Brand New
Descripción Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, 2010. Compact Disc. Estado de conservación: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.25x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 1441824057