Re: RARA-AVIS: Practical tips from hardboiled dicks

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 07 Nov 2000

In one of the later Burke books he confesses that he picked up some rare bug in Africa during his mercenary days which forced him to quit drinking. He's not anti-alcohol, or anything like that.

Still, it's a neat piece of advice.


--- Daniel Sevitt <> wrote:
> Don't know if I missed this one or not. In Vachss'
> Burke books whenever
> Burke is hanging out in somewhere where he would
> look out of place without
> consuming alcohol, he orders a whisky and coke and
> asks for them in separate
> glasses. Then he sips at the coke and empties the
> whisky into the rest of
> the glass. That way it looks as though he is getting
> loaded and just can't
> be bothered with the coke. Real men know it's not
> smart to drink!

===== Doug Bassett

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