April 13th, 2009
Cross? The only Cross novels I know are by James Patterson. I've read all eighteen Burke books, though -- they aren't really the same kind of over-the-top as the Kildar series. Anyway, Vachss' obsession is the "children of the secret" -- victims of childhood sexual abuse, some of whom grow up to be monsters. Burke has problems relating to women (actually, he has problems relating to most humans, period), but he's never a rapist -- he refuses even to play that role with a girlfriend who's into BDSM.