Born Bad by Andrew Vachss
Collection of short stories, sketches really, about sexually predatory criminals, their victims, and those avenging angles inside and outside of the legal system who try to bring Vachss brand of justice to the lot.
The language ranges from good-Vachss to poor-Vachss, all clipped, all street, all hood. The stories are… really only interesting if you’re trying to round out a complete study of the Vachss canon, which I was.
Otherwise, skip this one and go straight for the first few Burke novels.