Vachss' autograph echoed
his since-abandoned campaign
to boycott Thailand in protest
of its failure to fight child abuse.
Author and lawyer Andrew Vachss talks about his use of "hard-boiled" fiction—like his then-latest, False Allegations, and his Batman novel, The Ultimate Evil—to expose the horror of child abuse around the world. Note: Vachss was briefly a Chicagoan, as he explains in this interview from the archives, aired Dec. 1, 1996.