By Ed McBain

Murders ensue on a daily basis within the monstrous undesirable urban. They're no longer any such enormous deal, you recognize. even if the sufferer is a urban councilman besides often called Lester Henderson.

yet this can be the 1st time fats Ollie Weeks of the 88th Precinct has written a singular, ah definite. known as report back to the Commissioner, it follows a crafty detective named Olivia Wesley Watts, who, except being woman and slender, is just like fats Ollie himself. whereas Ollie's responding to the squeal concerning the useless councilman, his leather-based dispatch case is stolen from the again of his motor vehicle -- and in it, the one replica of his valuable manuscript.

Joined through Carella and Kling from the neighboring 87th Precinct, Ollie investigates the murder with all of the beautiful crudeness, insensitivity, and backbone for which he's recognized. however the robbery of his first novel fills Ollie with a renewed ardour for old style detective work.

Following the exploits of 1 of Ed McBain's such a lot liked detectives, this energetic and intricate novel -- the fifty-second within the award-winning 87th Precinct sequence -- may be his top e-book but.

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Er wandte sich zu dem Grobian hinter ihm um. »Der Wachmann macht in zwei Minuten seine Runde. Und er wird dort aus der Hintertür kommen. Ihr wisst, was ihr zu tun habt. Kommt, Leute. « Der grobschlächtige Riese hieß Albert, das »t« wurde nicht mitgesprochen. Er war Frankokanadier und über ein Hockey-Stipendium am College aufgenommen worden. Rechtsaußen. Höllisch guter Checker. Nun setzte sich Albert gehorsam in Bewegung und verschwand um die Hausecke. Seine Recherchen hatten Alberts Jugendstrafregister ans Tageslicht gebracht.

Wenn man einen ganzen Kanister Klebelösung im Raum verteilt, steigen Dämpfe auf. Wer da ein Streichholz fallen lässt, schafft es nicht bis zur Tür. «, fragte Olivia. �Nein. Der Bauleiter sagt, das hätte morgen geschehen sollen. Also heute. Teppich, Dämmung und Kleber waren bereits ins Erdgeschoss und in die ersten drei Etagen gebracht worden. « �Also wusste jemand, dass das Material verfügbar war«, überlegte Kane. « Barlow runzelte die Stirn. »Die Kameras sind fünf Minuten vor Mitternacht ausgeschaltet worden.

Diesen zwei Opfern. Ein Wachmann mittleren Alters und ein junges Mädchen, noch nicht erwachsen. Denk an diese zwei. Denk daran, dass du ihnen Aufklärung schuldig bist. Mach deinen verdammten Job! Noch einmal holte sie tief Atem und verzog das Gesicht, als ihr beißender Qualm in die Lungen drang. Das Feuer hatte stark gewütet. Gleich zwei Löschzüge hatten auf den Notruf reagiert: zwei Tanklöschfahrzeuge, eine Drehleiter und zwei Rettungseinheiten, die nun doch nicht gebraucht worden waren. In dieser Nacht gab es nur noch eine Fahrt zum Leichenschauhaus.

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