By Lawrence Block
When Byrne and Susan Hollander are killed in a brutal domestic invasion, the full urban catches its collective breath. a couple of days later the killers happen useless at the back of a locked door in Brooklyn. One has killed his companion, then himself. town sighs with aid. The police officers shut the case.
Matt and Elaine Scudder have been within the related room with the Hollanders hours earlier than their deaths. even with himself, Scudder is attracted to the Hollander case. The nearer he appears, the extra he senses the presence of a 3rd guy, a puppet grasp who manipulated his accomplices, then lower their strings whilst he was once performed with them.
The villain who looms within the shadows is considered one of Block's such a lot encouraged creations, chilly and diabolical, murdering for excitement and revenue. not anyone yet Scudder even suspects he exists -- and he is not performed killing.
He's simply getting started....