By Lawrence Block
Twelve years in the past, Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to place James Leo Motley in the back of bars. Now the inventive psychopath is loose. And the alcoholic ex-cop-turned-p.i. needs to pay dearly for his sins. pals and previous fans -- even strangers unlucky adequate to percentage Scudder's identify -- are turning up lifeless. simply because a vengeful maniac is set to not leisure until eventually he's pushed his nemesis again to the bottle...and then to the boneyard.
"The ny settings are beautifully real, the discussion is hip . . . and the solution . . . is hair-raising," -- Publishers Weekly
"A gentle, Chilling Suspense Novel That Stretches Nerves Wire-Tight" -- Boston Herald
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A Ticket to the Boneyard by Lawrence Block