The Last Dance (87th Precinct, Book 50) by Ed McBain
By Ed McBain
The 50th novel within the 87th Precinct sequence, Ed McBain returns to Isola, the place detectives Meyer Meyer and Steve Carella examine a homicide which leads them to the seedy strip golf equipment and shiny lighting of the theater district.
In this urban, you will get something performed for a cost. if you would like someone's eyeglasses smashed, it'll rate you a subway token. you will want his fingernails pulled out? His legs damaged? you will want him extra heavily injured? you will want him damage so he's an invalid his entire lifestyles? you will have him skinned, you will want him burned, you will have him—don't even point out it in a whisper—killed? it may be performed. permit me check with anyone. it may be done.
The placing loss of life of a nondescript outdated guy in a shabby little house in a meager component to the 87th Precinct used to be not anything a lot during this urban, particularly to detectives Carella and Meyer. yet every body has a narrative, and this outdated man's tale stood to make a few humans some huge cash. His tale takes Carella, Meyer, Brown, and Weeks on a seek via Isola's seedy strip golf equipment and to the brilliant lighting of the theater district. There they observe an upcoming musical with ties to a mysterious drug and a killer who remains until eventually the final dance.
The final Dance is Ed McBain's 50th novel of the 87th Precinct and definitely one in all his top. The sequence begun in 1956 with Cop Hater and proves him to be the fellow who has been known as "so stable he may be arrested."
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