The Quarry Author:Robert L. Pike Lt. Clancy of the 52nd Precinct was one of the first to hear about the Sing Sing break. Four cons had grabbed a truck and shot their way out, fatally wounding one of the guards. Two were quickly rounded up, but one of the remaining fugitives was Lennie Cervera who at his trial had vowed revenge on the girl who had betrayed him, on the prosecutor... more », and on Clancy, the man who had sent him up.
When the girl, despite police protection, was killed in a hit-and-run "accident," and the prosecutor began receiving threatening phone calls, things seemed to be following a logical pattern. But when Clancy learned that in six months Cervera would have been due for parole, the pattern seemed a bit too logical. Scene: Manhattan...« less