When the detectives found the dead men, they saw an easy case. Until they found the jigsaw-like piece of photograph the two men had fought over, triggering a treasure hunt.
Big-game hunter is hired by vengeful banker to track down and kill son’s killer; the hunt will criss-cross America, and overlap with the killer’s wife on numerous occasions.
Scientist Kelvin arrives at his research station to find things amiss: the sentient ocean he’s to study is sending human simulacra dredged from the scientists’ memories.
Human clones are sent from Earth as test dummies to colonize a habitable planet in Tau Ceti, overcoming a number of technological and pscyhological hurdles.
The detectives of the 87th Precinct go up against an old foe, long believed dead: the Deaf Man. McBain pulls out all the stops out of storage, including many familiar faces.
First to die was a beautiful fashion model; her young daughter overhearing the gruesome murder. The next death is 87th Precinct detective Steve Carella. And nobody hears his.
A 1980s-era man is deposited in a future so advanced and decadent that its inhabitants have nothing better to do than reconstruct (with some accuracy) ancient cities to hold their social events.