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Not the greatest, in my opinion.
on 4 January 2016
I'm a devoted Ed McBain fan and read many of his 87th precinct books but to me this is so different, maybe he was trying to change the formula (pressure from the publishing world?). The usual in detail conversations are missing, he jumps from one scene to another without warning, the usual background personal life cameo of one of the officers is absent, finally although I am well aware that all the novels are based on sex and violence this one really pushes it to the fore.