- Author Ed McBain
I’ve had to skip a few of the 87th Precinct series because the books aren’t available in a Kindle version, but that’s not too much of an issue as time moves slowly in these novels. All the main characters are there, but most are only referenced as this one revolves around Carella and Meyer dealing with a particularly tricky case.
When a sniper starts taking down random people, how do you find the connection between them? I really enjoyed how this story unwound, although the final conclusion seemed totally crazy and so sad. When he says: “It never occurred to me,” oof, that’s harsh.
This was perhaps missing some of the more personal pieces that have been interesting in other books, and the city certainly didn’t get as much character time as it normally does, but even so, I thought this was a great little story.