From the Publisher:
Vachss has reinvented detective fiction and, in the person of Burke, his haunted, hell-ridden P.I., has given readers a new kind of hero. Investigating an epidemic of apparent suicides among the teenagers of a wealthy suburb, Burke discovers a sinister connection between the anguish of the young and the activities of an elite sadomasochistic underground.
Andrew Vachss: Down in the Zero. Vintage Books, ISBN: 0679760660 (July, 1995), $13.00