Andrew Vachss is a lawyer who represents children and youths exclusively. His many novels and two collections of short stories have been translated into twenty languages, and his work has appeared in "Parade, Esquire, Playboy, "and "The New York Times, "among other publications. A native New Yorker, he divides his time etween the city of his birth and the Pacific Northwest. The dedicated Web site for Andrew Vachss and his work is www.vachss.com
"Andrew Vachss is a great writer, not just because he writes fine novels with a sharp, original, and gripping prose style but also for the undisputed fact that he is a true warrior for the protection of children. His books never graphically display abuse, never wallow in it, but they always force us to look at the results of that abuse, how it changes, demoralizes, and destroys the innocent."Long may this man write. Long may he protect children. He is one of a few who can lay legitimate claim to having changed laws and ways of thinking about child abuse, a real hero who has shone a harsh light on the cockroaches who scuttle about in the dark. His 'fiction' is more than kick-ass entertainment; it has, literally, changed the world for the better."--Joe R. Lansdale, author of "Sunset and Sawdust"