The city can be a strange place, full of odd sights—sometimes
chilling sights. But nothing could prepare the detectives of the 87th Precinct
for the sight of a murdered young woman, a member of a local college track
team, hanging from a lamppost. Nor could they be ready for the news that the
same night, another woman is raped for the third time—by the same man. Two
cases, two perpetrators, one chilling evening.
Can the detectives of the 87th, with help from Fat Ollie
Weeks and Rape Squad Decoy Eileen Burke, put them behind bars for good? The
team doesn’t have much time, because it only takes a moment for lightning to
One of Ed McBain’s grittiest installments of his famed 87th
Precinct series, Lightning is a
masterpiece of suspense, brooding intensity, and ingenious plotting that
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