The 87th Precinct squadroom is held hostage by a dead con’s suicidal wife, armed with a .38 and a bottle of nitro. Her target—Steve Carella!
Someone is knocking off cops in the 87th Precinct, and if there’s one thing the detectives won’t stand for, it’s murder of their own—with the investigators wearing a target on their backs.
After finding a disembodied hand in an airline overnight bag, the 87th’s detectives are tasked with tracking down the body it once belonged to.
Follow the detectives of the 87th Precinct over twenty-four hours of a given day; a multitude of crimes are committed, and solved, by the expansive cast of characters.
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.
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 murdered girl with few leads to her murderer proves a frustrating case for the detectives of the 87th Precinct… on top of which, they lose one of their own.
A mugger’s victimizing women in the 87th Precinct. When he goes one step too far and murders a girl Bert Kling was trying to help, Kling sets out to bring the perp to justice.