Cinderella - Matthew Hope #6 Author:Ed McBain She was a hooker, but a hooker with style, looks, youth -- and a once-in-a-million shot at the big money. Her target was a Latino coke dealer whose idea of a good time did not include losing four kilos to a broad -- and a hooker at that. — He was a middle-aged private eye with a taste for whiskey and a lonely habit of hanging out in bars. He d... more »idn't have an enemy in the world -- until someone tailed him after he left the last bar and killed him on a deserted Florida highway.
Criminal lawyer Matthew Hope was in bed with his ex-wife when he heard the radio announcer say that Otto Samalson had been shot dead on U.S. 41. Otto had been working on a marital investigation for Hope; at the same time, he'd been tracking the shady lady whose fairy tale transformation carried him to his own midnight deadline.
"Cinderella" is a multilayered thriller set on the underside of Florida's gold coast, where money, sex, and drugs are the staff of life -- and life itself is fast, nasty, and often very short.« less