You can't go wrong with McBain...a page-turner extraordinaire.
I have so enjoyed reading about the wonderful 87th Precinct and getting re-acquainted with the crew! I now know what a Frumious Bandersnatch IS and so I've learned something as well by reading this book.
Fat Ollie (aka Detective Oliver Wendell Weeks) is the main man in this one, which is one of the funnier 87th precinct novels because of the cast of characters including divas, dumb and dumber crooks, and cops who are legends in their own mind. Leave it to Fat Ollie to bulldoze through the muck until he gets everything so tangled or untangled that the mystery is solved.
An 87th Precint book. good book
Ed McBain is amazing. What is this, the 100th novel from the 87th precinct? And he just keeps getting better and better. Love the title.
Warning- this thriller is very intense. I don't recommend it for the impressionable. It was interesting, but disturbing
I totally missed the fact that this was an audio CD so didn't even use it. I dislike being read to although it is better than not reading books at all! Jan
It should have been the night that launched a new pop idol. Tamar Valparaiso is young and beautiful, with the body and voice of an angel. The stage is set for her to launch her debut album, "Bandersnatch", on a luxury yacht in the heart of the city. But halfway through her performance masked men drag Tamar off the stage and into a waiting speedboat, while the partygoers look on helplessly.
Detective Steve Carella is just showing up for the graveyard shift when news of the kidnapping comes in. Working disjointedly with a Joint Task Force that calls itself "The Squad", Carella and the men and women of the Eight-Seven must find Tamar before time--or indeed her very life--runs out.
Surprise book of McBain for me. Enjoyed very much.