King's Ransom Author:Ed McBain An Explosive 87th Precinct Sizzling Mystery!! — A Half Million Bucks or a Boy's Life? But what if that boy isn't even your son? And what if paying the ransom will ruin the biggest deal you ever made in your life? What do you do then? Throw away your future or sacrifice your chauffeur's kid? That was something that no one but wealthy Douglas King... more » could decide.
And if you're Detective Steve Carella, or Cotton Hawes,or Meyer Meyer, or any of the boys at the 87th Precinct, you can only keep trying to nab the kidnappers and hope that Doug King will decide to give them the payoff. Because if he doesn't play ball, you know that within a day you'll probably have a case of cold-blooded murder on your hands...« less