Cop Hater Author:Ed McBain Shot in the Dark — Swift, silent, and deadly-knocking off the 87th Precinct's finest, one by one. The HOW of the killings was obvious-a .45 shot from the dark added up to one, two, three very dead detectives. The WHY and the WHO were the Precinct's big headaches now. — When Detective Reardon was found dead, the motive was a big question mark. B... more »ut when his partner became victim number two, it looked like open and shut grudge killings. That is, until detective number three bought it; then all theories were blasted sky-high!
WHY? WHO? Detective Steve Carella was just as much hooked by these questions as anyone. And if he didn't take a shot in the dark about who might be at the delivering end of those bullets, he could very well become detective number four on a cool trip to the morgue!« less