The hooker was young, pretty... and ead, butchered in a Greenwich Village apartment. The prime suspect, a ministers son, was also dead, the victim of a jailhouse suicide. The case is closed, as far as the NYPD is concerned.
Now the murdered prostitutes father wants it opened again and thats where Matthew Scudder comes in. But this assignement carries the unmistakeable stench of sleaze and perversion, luring ex-cop-turned-investigator Scudder into a sordid world of phony religion and murderous lust where children must die for their parents mosy secret, unspeakable sins. Author Biography Lawrence Block is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and a multiple winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Maltese Falcon awards.
His fifty-plus books include the Matthew Scudder novels, the most recent being the critically acclaimed Everybody Dies, and the New York Times bestseller Hit Man. Mr. Block is a devout New Yorker who spends much of his time traveling.