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Hard Candy

Andrew H. Vachss. Signet Book, $4.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-451-16690-6

Vachss's fourth street-smart novel featuring an unlicensed, ex-con private eye known as Burke has the shamus trying to rescue an old flame's daughter from a cult in Brooklyn, while coping with the rumor that he has become a gun for hire. ``Burke's turf--the sleazy underbelly of New York--springs to life in cinematic scenes,'' wrote PW. (Aug.)