By Ed McBain
The 50th is 24-karat gold: from the writer The ny Times calls "the guy with the golden ear" comes the 50th novel within the 87th Precinct series.
during this urban, you will get whatever performed for a value. if you'd like a persons' eyeglasses smashed, it will fee you a subway token. you will want his fingernails pulled out? His legs damaged? you will have him extra heavily injured? you will want him damage so he is an invalid his complete lifestyles? you will have him skinned, you will want him burned, you will want him -- do not even point out it in a whisper -- killed? it may be performed. permit me seek advice from an individual. it may be performed.
The placing dying of a nondescript outdated guy in a shabby little residence in a meager portion of the 87th Precinct used to be not anything a lot during this urban, particularly to detectives Carella and Meyer. yet all people has a narrative, and this previous 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 till the final dance.
The final Dance is Ed McBain's 50th novel of the 87th Precinct and positively one in all his most sensible. The sequence started in 1956 with Cop Hater and proves him to be the guy who has been known as "so reliable he may be arrested."