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A Ticket to the Boneyard: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel (Matthew Scudder Mysteries)

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Chapter One

New York had a cold snap that year right around the time of the World Series. Oakland and the Dodgers were in it, so our weather didn't affect the outcome. The Dodgers surprised everybody and won it in five, with Kirk Gibson and Hershiser providing the heroics. The Mets, who'd led their division since Opening Day, were in it through seven playoff games. They had the power and the pitching, but the Dodgers had something more. Whatever it was, it carried them all the way.It was football season, but the New York teams weren't showing much. Cincinnati and Buffalo and the Bears were shaping up as the power in the NFL, and the best Giants linebacker since Sam Huff drew a thirty-day suspension for substance abuse, which was the current euphemism for cocaine. The first time this had happened he'd told reporters that he had learned a valuable lesson. This time he declined all interviews.Then, on a Tuesday night about ten days into the warm weather, the god who plays pinball with my world turned a shoulder to the machine and lurched into it. And the Tilt sign came on, bright and clear.Our client was one of those ambulance chasers whoadvertise on television, and he made his money on volume. His case looked solid enough, with or without Neudorf's testimony, and it figured to be settled out of court, but in the meantime everybody had to go through the motions. I was getting a hundred dollars a day for my part in the dance, and Neudorf was trying to find out what he could get for his. "I dunno," he kept saying. "You spend a couple days in court, you got your expenses, you got your loss of income, and you wanna do the right thing but how can you afford to do it, you know what I mean?"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380709946
Author:
Block, Lawrence
Publisher:
Avon Books
Author:
by Lawrence Block
Author:
Block, La
Author:
wrence
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Hard-boiled
Subject:
Scudder, matt (fictitious character)
Subject:
Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Matthew Scudder Mysteries (Paperback)
Publication Date:
December 1991
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.78x4.28x1.08 in. .39 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Avon Books - English 9780380709946 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is as near perfect as a private-eye thriller can get. Block is...a master who holds the reader in the palm of his hand....[T]hose in search of sophisticated thrills need look no further."
"Review" by , "Absolutely riveting....Non-stop tension and a finish that will leave you bug-eyed."
"Synopsis" by , The Block party continues with the spectacular repackaging of five of the best crime novels ever written, from "one of the surest, most distinctive voices in American fiction" (Martin Cruz Smith).
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