Steve Carella does not fit the picture of a big city
detective. Well-mannered and the consummate professional, he lacks the
rough-hewn edges of the men who devote their lives to fighting crime on the
streets. But there is one thing that tears him up—one thing that drives him to
the edge of his much darker side.
When a madman rapes and kills his first victim in the
87th Precinct but leaves the second alive after a brutal knifing, Carella
relentlessly hunts the man down. But the detective is in for a shock when the
surviving victim recognizes the assailant in a police lineup.
A probing, intimate crime thriller that exposes the
deeper recesses of the 87th Precinct’s main character, Blood Relatives is
an Ed McBain classic. His mastery of character, dialogue, and place come
together in a brooding powerhouse of a novel.
Download and start listening now!