Andrew Vachss is a lawyer who represents children and youths exclusively. His many novels include the Burke series and two collections of short stories. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and his work has appeared in Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, and The New York Times, among other publications. He divides his time between his native New York City and the Pacific Northwest.
"[A] heady mix of spy thriller, crime novel, and horror. . . .
Vachss approaches it as he does all his work, imbuing it with a
strong moral core. Without that moral core, Blackjack would
simply be a better-than-usual take on the thriller genre; with it,
the belief in and search for justice and loyalty that permeate the
story echo in the hearts of its readers so that they see the world
in a new light."
--The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction "Vachss has always been able to pit his protagonists against the darkness of the human heart to great effect."