Batman: The Ultimate Evil

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Warner Books, 1996 - Fiction - 196 pages
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One of today's most powerful crime novelists brings his years of ground-zero experience with abused children to the adventure of the most popular super hero of our time. He introduces Batman to the ultimate evil -- child molesters -- and to a shocking revelation about the night-rider's own origins. Batman's battle with the sex industry begins in Gotham City, but the fire-zone will shift to thousands of miles and many continents away. Now the night-rider must reach deep within himself to summon the superhuman strength he needs to fight the most vicious and remorseless enemies he has ever faced . . . those who traffic in the flesh of children. Also, an essay by David Hechler on Child Sex Tourism.

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User Review  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

An interesting book that focuses on the social issue of the child sex trade. Vachss uses the Batman to demonstrate how child abuse is an issue that affects everyone. The book is well-written and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

If you were floored by Robin Williams's genie in Aladdin, wait till you sink your fangs into the latest, and unlikeliest, pop-cultural marriage: child-abuse specialist Vachss (Footsteps of the Hawk, p ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Hardboiled writer Andrew Henry Vachss was born on October 19, 1942 in New York City. He attended Case Western Reserve University and the New England School of Law. Vachss has worked in many government and law enforcement organizations, ranging from the U. S. Public Health Service to the New York City Juvenile Justice Planning Project. Vachss' work as a writer includes a series of books featuring an unlicensed private detective named Burke. Burke's appearances include Flood, Strega, Blue Belle, Hard Candy, Blossom and Sacrifice. Vachss has also written comic books and graphic novels.

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