When Jill Lawton hires Florida attorney Matthew Hope to locate her missing husband, she has two things on her mind: divorce and plenty of alimony. Hope wants to help the mercilessly beautiful woman more than he cares to admit. Following a trail of blood through a murky, moneyed world of kinky sex, high-class thievery and dangerous games, Hope finds help from a most unexpected source--a detective named Carella, of the 87th Precinct.
About the Author
Evan Hunter, the author who as Ed McBain virtually invented the American police procedural with his gritty 87th Precinct series featuring an entire detective squad as its hero, died in 2005 at his home in Weston, Conn. He was 78.
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The Mugger (87th Precinct Series #2) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This second book in Ed McBain's police procedural series shines more light on some of the other cops of the 87th Precinct while Steve Carella enjoys his Honeymoon with Teddy. A mugger with a curious MO and a penchant for violence is terrorising the women of Isola. Although Hal Willis is running the case, with help from Roger Havilland and Eileen Burke, the story tends to focus more on Bert Kling, a beat cop recovering from getting shot in the first book. An old friend asks him to talk some sense into a young girl who is acting strangely.This one isn't quite as hooked on detailing the minutia of policing methods as in some of the other books but rather works on characterisation. And if McBain is still a little too thorough in murdering his metaphors sometimes there's still plenty of good dialogue to entertain.