By Lawrence Block
Small-time stoolie, Jake " The Spinner" Jablon, made loads of new enemies whilst he switched careers, from informer to blackmailer. And the extra "clients", he figured, the more cash -- and extra humans wanting to see him useless. So not anyone is stunned while the pigeon is located floating within the East River along with his cranium bashed in. and what is worse, not anyone cares -- other than Matthew Scudder. The ex-cop-turned-private-eye is not any conscientious avenging angel. yet he is prepared to danger his personal lifestyles and limb to confront Spinner's so much murderously competitive marks. A job's a task in the end -- and Scudder's been paid to discover a killer -- through the victim...in advance.