By Lawrence Block
Twelve years in the past, Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to place James Leo Motley in the back of bars. Now the inventive psychopath is unfastened. And the alcoholic ex-cop-turned-p.i. needs to pay dearly for his sins. buddies and previous fans -- even strangers unlucky sufficient to percentage Scudder's identify -- are turning up useless. simply because a vengeful maniac is set to not relaxation till he's pushed his nemesis again to the bottle...and then to the boneyard.
"The ny settings are fantastically actual, the discussion is hip . . . and the solution . . . is hair-raising," -- Publishers Weekly
"A delicate, Chilling Suspense Novel That Stretches Nerves Wire-Tight" -- Boston Herald
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You and I can be circumspect, Hopkins. " The word made Hopkins sit up straight. "You speak as though you were studying a crime, Mr. " "And so I am, Hopkins, the most infamous crime ever perpetrated upon earth and against earth. But just now, why not freshen yourself in the bathroom yonder? You will find soap, towels, and a razor, and I believe some water runs as yet in the taps. " Holmes's calm confidence had had a good effect upon the young inspector. He shaved and washed thoroughly, then came back to the sitting room to take off his boots and fall into a deep sleep on the sofa.
Curried chicken," he said approvingly. " Happily she served his plate and he ate with good appetite, telling her of what had befallen on Horsell Common outside Woking. "How fortunate for Sir Percy that you were there with him," she said. "Only you would have thought to move so quickly and rescue him. " "I'll never tell Watson about it," said Holmes, eating chicken. "Sometimes he embarrasses me with his praise. " Her blue eyes were wide with worry. " "The press gave us notice of that. Midnight after midnight, a flash of light on Mars like an explosion, ten of them in all.
For some hours he probed the distances of London, clear to see in all directions now with the smoke of industry blown away. Once or twice he heard remote siren voices, but he saw no movement of the enemy except miles away to the northeast. He considered, and this time discarded, a scouting adventure toward Primrose Hill. Again that night he lighted no lamp, but he brought out his violin and played softly to himself to help his thoughts, the composition that Martha had remembered and liked. Then he made more notes to add to his sheaf, until it was too dark to see the page.