- Author Ed McBain
I really enjoyed this one. Previous books have introduced a myriad of characters from the 87th Precinct and now we got to spend a dedicated amount of time with a handful of them. Trapped in a siege situation, it was fascinating to follow the thought process of the cops trying to get themselves out of a sticky situation.
They were waiting for Steve Carella, who in turn was investigating a murder that provided a nice side story to the main issue. It was almost like Jonathan Creek in its mission to prove a suicide was actually a seemingly impossible murder.
Overall, I thought this was a great addition to the series and one that really helps readers get to know the characters they’ve been reading about more and more.