By Ed McBain
It's going to were the evening that introduced a brand new pop idol. Tamar Valparaiso is younger and gorgeous, with the physique and voice of an angel, and the degree is decided for her to release her debut album, Bandersnatch, on a luxurious yacht within the center of town. yet midway via her functionality, whereas the partygoers glance on helplessly, masked males drag Tamar off the level and right into a ready speedboat.
Detective Steve Carella is simply exhibiting up for the graveyard shift while information of the abduction is available in. operating disjointedly with a Joint activity strength that calls itself "The Squad," Carella and the lads and girls of the Eight-Seven needs to locate Tamar earlier than time -- or certainly her very existence -- runs out.
during this remarkable examine the track undefined, Ed McBain once more combines his mastery of the shape with the fast paced discussion and complicated plotting that experience turn into his signature.