Eighty-six-year-old George Lasser was the superintendent of
a building in the 87th Precinct until just recently. Unfortunately his tenure
ended in the building’s basement with a sharp, heavy ax blade in his head.
There are no witnesses, no suspects, and no clues. The wife
and son are both a little off-kilter, but they have alibis. Just when Carella
and Hawes are about to put the case on the shelf, the killer strikes again. Now
the detectives are hot on the trail of a man crazy enough to murder with an ax.
One of the 87th Precinct series’ finest installments, Ax is a
sharp, intense crime thriller that is classic Ed McBain. The New York Times hails
it as “the best of today’s police stories—lively, inventive, convincing,
suspenseful, and wholly satisfactory.” Download and start listening now!