It’s January. The
weather is cold—and it’s about to feel even colder. Detectives Carella and
Kling of the 87th Precinct stand at the edge of their jurisdiction staring down
into a ditch filled with six naked, murdered bodies. But who put them there and
As Carella and Kling
dive deeper into the mystery of the six, they find themselves walking into a
deadly battle among three teenage gangs: the Hispanic Death’s Heads, the
African American Scarlet Avengers, and a white gang known as “the clique.”
Racing to put together the clues before a criminal mastermind and a full-blown
gang war tear the city apart, Carella and Kling need to use every trick in their
Hail to the Chief is one of the finest in bestselling
author Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct series, an edgy thriller with marvelous
characters that speeds toward an explosive final act.
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