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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (349 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed McBain Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781536614459
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When a wealthy businessman is faced with a kidnapping, the ransom could ruin his biggest deal ever—unless Detective Steve Carella can find the culprits before the kidnapping turns to murder.

“McBain has the ability to make every character believable—which few writers these days can do.” —Associated Press

“McBain forces us to think twice about every character we meet…even those we thought we already knew.” —New York Times Book Review

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Babete | 12/11/2013

    " ( O Rapto ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 12/9/2013

    " Bit of a disappointment. Douglas King was an asshole. much preferred the Kurosawa adaptation, as the characters were far more sympathetic. everyone just seemed so inhuman and cold. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Xabier Cid | 10/10/2013

    " Maybe the extended version could be ok... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernard | 9/11/2013

    " At this point, I'm not finished with the book, but am reading it because it was the book on which Akira Kurosawa's contemporary police drama, "High and Low," was based. The Kurosawa film is quite excellent, so I thought I'd see what the source material was like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 8/22/2013

    " a child is kidnapped and the 87th Precinct races to find him before it's too late. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 7/22/2013

    " Steve and Meyer Meyer are called in on a kidnapping. Good story. I also watched the movie High and Low a Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, that used this book as its source material which was a very good flick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Palmieri | 6/8/2013

    " Adapted into "High and Low" by Akira Kurosawa, the best film he made in the 60's, hands down, and one of the finest procedural dramas ever made. Book is not nearly as interesting as the film, but a great read for the source material if you like the film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerith | 9/13/2012

    " My favorite of the 87th precinct series so far. As always, McBain's mastery of language satisfies. But, the moral question posed by the plot was what drew me in. Would you pay a ransom to save somebody else's child? I wasn't surprised to learn that a movie was based on this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 7/24/2012

    " Ed McBain's series, the 87th precinct, is fun to read as the bad guys almost always get caught. I enjoy the authentic police procedure stuff too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Michael | 7/7/2012

    " Best of the 87th Precinct Mysteries! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ritsuri*shyam*choir | 6/18/2012

    " El 172 outsidereading book "

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About the Author
Author Ed McBain

Ed McBain is the most well known pseudonym of Evan Hunter (1926–2005), the author of over eighty novels and several famous screenplays. He is a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award and the Diamond Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers Association. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in the 87th Precinct series to the bestselling novels written under his own name. McBain also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.