By Ed McBain
In the midst of a stifling warmth wave, why may an artist purpose on committing suicide flip his air con off before taking his existence? That’s the query troubling Detectives Steve Carella and Bert Kling till extra personal—and deadly—questions threaten to rip Kling’s existence apart.
Certain his spouse, Augusta, is dishonest on him, Kling units out on a path from which there's no turning again. in the meantime a deadly killer from his earlier starts off an identical direction destined to finish in retribution. As Carella’s case of the mysterious suicide unravels, Kling’s own existence explodes in discomfort and violence.
An Ed McBain vintage, this installment of his famed 87th Precinct sequence is a triple probability because the 3 storylines weave including relentless momentum, culminating in a shattering climax that tears open the center of 1 of the precinct’s most interesting.