Leave it to Andrew Vachss to get me out of my (very short) reading slump. I blazed through the rest of Strega last night, Xenosaga II be damned!
We meet Immaculata, who is fabulous. I love her. I loved the description of her introduction to Max, I loved the bits with Mama--she's just wonderful. Wolfe (love her too) and Terry are also introduced.
I love books about revenge! Revenge revenge revenge!
I do think that it dragged a bit in the middle. But when they finally catch up with the bad guys, hoo boy. Max is my hero. As is Pansy, actually. And I love the Mole. Yep, basically the whole crew. I love them the same way I love Dortmunder's crew. Burke's crew is just far, far scarier.