A brilliant, fast-paced thriller from 'a flat out entertainer' Daily Telegraph
Also a major film starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens and Ruth Wilson
Kenan Khoury's wife never returned from her shopping trip - at least, not alive. A ransom is demanded and paid; and his wife is duly returned to him - in small pieces in the boot of an abandoned car. But as Khoury's wealth has not come entirely honestly, he can't go to the police.
PI Matt Scudder is left to speculate on the motives of a very unusual kidnapper. And soon he is on the trail of a pair of ruthlessly sadistic psychopaths whose cruel games have only just begun...
Matt Scudder is a superbly drawn, sympathetic character, but there's another reason for reading Scudder novels: no one does New York better than Lawrence Block - THE TIMES
Lawrence Block is a master...the Matthew Scudder novels are among the finest detective books penned in this century - Jonathan Kellerman
Outstanding...excellent...a smoothly paced,deftly plotted,brightly phrased study of perversity - CHICAGO TRIBUNE
One of the very best writers now working the beat ... Block has done something new and remarkable with the private eye novel - WASHINGTON POST
If you know anything about this series, you'll know that it's the best there is, no argument ... Great stuff - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Block is a flat-out entertainer - DAILY TELEGRAPH