History Creator / AndrewVachss

4th Apr '18 3:27:07 PM GeheimnisGoth
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* {{Transsexual}}: HookerWithAHeartOfGold Michelle. Vachss managed an uncondescending sympathetic depiction of a transwoman in 1985, putting him a couple decades ahead of the game.

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: HookerWithAHeartOfGold Michelle. Vachss managed an uncondescending sympathetic depiction of a transwoman in 1985, putting him a couple decades ahead of the game.
15th Feb '18 1:48:20 PM lakingsif
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* BadassGrandpa: Burke sees one of these in action in ''Strega''.
** Burke himself ages into it; even he doesn't know his actual age but as the series progresses, he comments on getting older and accommodating it.
7th Jun '17 12:00:34 AM mantis
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* FamilyOfChoice: Burke has no family by blood but has such close bonds with the people he's chosen for his family that he would kill anyone who hurt them.

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* FamilyOfChoice: Burke has no family by blood but has such close bonds with the people he's chosen for his family that he would kill anyone who hurt them. Possibly the TropeNamer, as Burke frequently uses the exact phrase.



* FilleFatale: [[spoiler: Melissa Turnbridge]] from ''Terminal'' is described as one.

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* FilleFatale: [[spoiler: Melissa Turnbridge]] from ''Terminal'' is described as one.one, though the man who describes her that way is [[UnreliableNarrator not exactly trustworthy]].
3rd Mar '17 3:31:06 PM crazysamaritan
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Andrew Vachss is the author of the Burke novels. A [[VillainProtagonist small-time criminal]] raised by the state, Burke started off as a ConMan and unlicensed PrivateDetective, and as the series continues he graduates to TheHunter and VigilanteMan. He earns a living scamming 'freaks' (generally [[AssholeVictim child abusers, neo-Nazis]] and [[PretenderDiss wannabe mercenaries]]), rescuing runaways, taking the occasional case, and committing the occasional act of robbery and blackmail.

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Andrew Vachss is the author of the Burke novels. A [[VillainProtagonist small-time criminal]] raised by the state, Burke started off as a ConMan and unlicensed PrivateDetective, and as the series continues he graduates to TheHunter and VigilanteMan. He earns a living scamming 'freaks' (generally [[AssholeVictim child abusers, neo-Nazis]] and [[PretenderDiss wannabe mercenaries]]), rescuing runaways, taking the occasional case, and committing the occasional act of robbery and blackmail.



* TheHunter: Burke was raised by the state and horribly abused as a child; he has a pathological hatred of child molesters, but he doesn't hunt them full time -- only when he's getting paid or he's been crossed somehow.
26th Aug '16 5:54:17 AM JackG
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* BigApplesauce. Of the CityNoir kind.

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* BigApplesauce. Of the CityNoir kind.TheBigRottenApple
13th Oct '15 8:22:38 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''Blue Belle''

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* ''Blue Belle''Belle'' - A depraved gang is kidnapping prostitutes, with their pimps offering a large reward for bringing the culprits down. Burke has eyes on the prize, but another may see him as a prize of her own.
16th Aug '15 8:26:46 PM crawlkill
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* {{Transsexual}}: HookerWithAHeartOfGold Michelle

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* {{Transsexual}}: HookerWithAHeartOfGold MichelleMichelle. Vachss managed an uncondescending sympathetic depiction of a transwoman in 1985, putting him a couple decades ahead of the game.
26th Jan '15 6:00:23 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''Footsteps of the Hawk''

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* ''Footsteps of the Hawk''Hawk'' - Burke has been the hunter, but now it is time for him to be the hunted when two rogue cops descend on him. One seeks his assistance in clearing the name of a man charged with a string of grisly rape-murders, but may hide an agenda of her own. The other seems bent on pinning the very same crimes on Burke, but why and to what end?
7th Dec '14 6:17:59 AM GentlemensDame883
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* VillainProtagonist: Burke and co. are this from a legal perspective, though they retain the moral high ground by restricting their activities to {{Asshole Victim}}s and those the law can't touch. Cross and crew have fewer qualms.
23rd Aug '14 7:53:56 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''Dead and Gone'' - A simple ransom-for-captive exchange goes horribly wrong, forcing Burke to go against a shadowy mastermind.

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* ''Dead and Gone'' - A simple ransom-for-captive exchange goes horribly wrong, forcing wrong in a way Burke had not expected. In order to go against a track down the shadowy mastermind.mastermind responsible, Burke must take a trip away from his usual stomping grounds.
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