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Awards

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998
A New York Times Notable Book for 1998

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Matthew Scudder is finally leading a comfortable life. He's sober, he's married, and the state just gave him a private investigator's license. He's growing older, and he's even getting respectable. Then Scudder signs on to help his closest and most unlikely friend, the larger-than-life Hell's Kitchen hoodlum Mick Ballou.

And all hell breaks loose.

Scudder quickly discovers the spruced-up New York sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty and stained with blood. He's living in a world where the past is a minefield, the present is a war zone, and the future's an open question. It's a world where nothing is certain and nobody's safe, a random universe where no one's survival can be taken for granted. Not even his own.

A world where everybody dies.

Review:

"[T]he best [Scudder novel] since A Walk Among the Tombstones — resonant, thoughtful, richly textured, and capped by a slam-bang windup....Block's seamless weave of thought and action, and his matchless gift for dialogue...have seldom been on more effective display." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Not as breathtakingly plotted as Scudder's last, Even the Wicked, but still an unforgettable dispatch from a world in which there are no real survivors, just guys who haven't died yet." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"One of the most harrowing yet most rewarding chapters in the education of a hero." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Lean, solid, always intelligent." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"[Lawrence Block is] one of the very best writers now working the beat." Wall Street Journal

Review:

"When Lawrence Block is in his Matt Scudder mode, crime fiction can sidle up so close to literature that often there's no degree of difference....Scudder's complex internal life has never been more deeply plumbed." Philadelphia Inquirer

Synopsis:

Matt Scudder is finally leading a comfortable life. The crime rate's down and the stock market's up. Gentrification's prettying-up the old neighborhood. The New York streets don't look so mean anymore.

Then all hell breaks loose.

Scudder quickly discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty and stained with blood. He's living in a world where the past is a minefield, the present is a war zone, and the future's an open question. It's a world where nothing is certain and nobody's safe, a random universe where no one's survival can be taken for granted. Not even his own.

A world where everybody dies.

About the Author

Lawrence Block is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and a multiple winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Maltese Falcon awards. His fifty-plus books include the Matthew Scudder novels, the most recent being the critically acclaimed Hope To Die, and the New York Times bestseller Hit Man. Mr. Block is a devout New Yorker who spends much of his time traveling.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380725359
Author:
Block, Lawrence
Publisher:
Avon
Author:
by Lawrence Block
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Hard-boiled
Subject:
Scudder, matt (fictitious character)
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Matthew Scudder Mysteries (Paperback)
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
19991109
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.86x4.21x1.06 in. .40 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Avon Books - English 9780380725359 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he best [Scudder novel] since A Walk Among the Tombstones — resonant, thoughtful, richly textured, and capped by a slam-bang windup....Block's seamless weave of thought and action, and his matchless gift for dialogue...have seldom been on more effective display."
"Review" by , "Not as breathtakingly plotted as Scudder's last, Even the Wicked, but still an unforgettable dispatch from a world in which there are no real survivors, just guys who haven't died yet."
"Review" by , "One of the most harrowing yet most rewarding chapters in the education of a hero."
"Review" by , "Lean, solid, always intelligent."
"Review" by , "[Lawrence Block is] one of the very best writers now working the beat."
"Review" by , "When Lawrence Block is in his Matt Scudder mode, crime fiction can sidle up so close to literature that often there's no degree of difference....Scudder's complex internal life has never been more deeply plumbed."
"Synopsis" by , Matt Scudder is finally leading a comfortable life. The crime rate's down and the stock market's up. Gentrification's prettying-up the old neighborhood. The New York streets don't look so mean anymore.

Then all hell breaks loose.

Scudder quickly discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty and stained with blood. He's living in a world where the past is a minefield, the present is a war zone, and the future's an open question. It's a world where nothing is certain and nobody's safe, a random universe where no one's survival can be taken for granted. Not even his own.

A world where everybody dies.

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