Heat Author:Ed McBain Why would any man, however deranged, take an overdose of sleeping pills and then calmly turn off his air conditioner with the city sweltering through a backbreaking heat wave? This question nags Detectives Bert Kling and Steve Carella. Kling's got other problems: his beautiful wife is almost certainly cheating on him, and he is being stalked by ... more »a psychopathice ex-con bent on getting Kling for having him sent up. While Carella scratches away like a terrier at the "suicide," Kling grow less and less capable of coping.
McBain make it clear in this triple climax that there are no real winners except for the reader.« less