Choice of Evil

Choice of Evil

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Burke becomes involved in a all-too-personal murder investigation after a deadly drive-by shooting at a gay rights rally leaves two people dead, including his girlfriend, but now someone is out to even the score as a killer known as "Homo Erectus" begins to stalk gay bashers throughout the city. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

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A rally in Central Park, a protest against gay-bashing. A murderous drive-by. Five people down, two dead. One of them Crystal Beth, girlfriend of Burke, the most haunted and darkly talented man-for-hire in the city.
First the gay-bashers celebrate... then they start dropping. Claiming responsibility is the mysterious "Homo Erectus," whose identity is as unknown as his mission is clear.
Burke is unsurprised when the cops pull him in for questioning - "I was born a suspect." But he is now also homeless and homicidal, a gun without a target, unable to find the shooters who killed his last chance at love, and drifting near the brink of the ultimate despair he calls the Zero.
Most citizens see Homo Erectus as a serial killer with a political agenda. But to some, he's become a hero. Like the police, they desperately want to find him. But unlike the police, they want to help him disappear before the dragnet tightens. They hire Burke for the job. Which is when things really get ugly. For as Burke tracks the killer, he stumbles across the unmistakable footprints of the man who was the city's most feared assassin before his own death - an ice-cold murder machine whose very name still inspires terror in the city's underground. The whisper-stream is divided in its verdict: either Wesley never really died... or he's found a way to come back.

Baker
& Taylor

Burke becomes involved in an all-too-personal murder investigation after a deadly drive-by shooting at a gay rights rally leaves two people dead, including his girlfriend, but now someone is out to even the score as a killer known as "Homo Erectus" begins to stalk gay bashers throughout the city

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
ISBN: 9780375406478
0375406476
Branch Call Number: FICTION VACHSS
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 24 cm

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