Synopses & Reviews
Twelve years ago, Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to put James Leo Motley behind bars. Now the ingenious psychopath is free. And the alcoholic ex-cop-turned-P.I. must pay dearly for his sins. Friends and former lovers even strangers unfortunate enough to share Scudder's name are turning up dead. Because a vengeful maniac is determined not to rest until he's driven his nemesis back to the bottle...and then to the boneyard.
"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." Publishers Weekly
"Absolutely riveting....Non-stop tension and a finish that will leave you bug-eyed." Washington Post Book World
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).
About the Author
Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.