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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (806 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Matthew Scudder Series Release Date:
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The city caught its collective breath when upscale couple Byrne and Susan Hollander were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Now, a few days later, the killers themselves have turned up dead behind the locked door of a Brooklyn hellhole—one apparently slain by his partner in crime who then took his own life.

There’s something drawing Matthew Scudder to this case that the cops have quickly and eagerly closed: a nagging suspicion that a third man is involved, a cold, diabolical puppet master who manipulates his two accomplices, then cuts their strings when he’s done with them. No one but Scudder even suspects he exists. And his worst fear is that the guy is just getting started …

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Remarkable…Block [is] one of the most graceful stylists around.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “A solid mystery.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Block, who writes bestsellers and racks up awards in equal measure, adheres to most of crime fiction's formulas, but he still manages to bring a rare depth and power to the genre.”


  • “Block has become to New York City what Raymond Chandler was to Los Angeles and John D. MacDonald was to South Florida.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Compelling…One can only hope the Matt Scudder series will live on.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Lawrence Block writes terrific books. His Matthew Scudder series is his best work.”

    Boston Sunday Globe

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Merredith | 2/3/2014

    " this is a matthew scudder mystery, and my first i think. though its way advanced into the series. i love stories about psychopath killers. great mystery, likeable characters, all around great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dave | 1/20/2014

    " Another strange book... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jim | 12/22/2013

    " I hold Lawrence Block and his Matthew Scudder series in high regard, and this book did not live up to my expectations. Oh, it was still an above average mystery, but still below my expectations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jackie | 12/16/2013

    " This was a reread. I liked Block's series about Matt Scudder the recovering alcoholic detective so much that I bought all the paperbacks and have reread most of them. "

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