Author(s): Andrew H. Vachss
Returning to New York to hopefully reconnect with his "family" after years on the run, Burke is forced to step out of the shadows to investigate the murder of his own 16-year-old daughter, the offspring of a secret love affair.
"The hardest of the hard-boiled private eyes is back... [Only Child" "is] full of surprises." -"New York Post
" "Vachss prose is never less than hypnotic.... He's a master at shedding light on grime and human and urban decay.."" -"Wilmington News Journal
""Only Child is reliable Vachss, another page-ripping underground procedural with harsh relevance and prose that qualifies the real-life children's lawyer for his own adjective. (Vachssatious?)." -"The Seattle Times
""The plot is perfect, the investigation is compelling, and the payoff is bittersweet but satisfying." -"The Jacksonville Sun
""Vachss' style is personal, laconic, shaded and of course, creepy. If you like hard-boiled punk narrative, this is the read for you." -"Los Angeles Times Book Review