Ed McBain, author of the bestselling 87th Precinct series, takes us "Downtown" in a bold departure of a novel that will have listeners cheering for a lone out-of-towner running for his life in New York City.
Meet Michael Barnes, a Florida orange grower who finds himself in a Manhattan bar with a couple of hours to kill. It's a couple of hours that almost kill him, as he's s...more
Florida orange grower Michael Barnes is on business in New York City, it’s Christmas Eve and he’s having a drink in a ritzy bar before heading to the airport and home. He meets a beautiful blond woman who gets him involved in a sticky situation and the next thing you know he’s wanted for murder...which he didn’t co ...more
The back story of the main characters tour in VietNam was interwoven skillfully and served as a chilling counterpoint to the main story.
downtown, 1989, a dedication: for jan and roy dean, paperback, first avon books printing, 1993
michael was telling the blonde he'd never been in this part of the city. in fact, he'd been to new york only ...more
In short order, he was conned out of his money and credit cards by a fake hot blond lawyer and her equally fake cop partner. To top it off, his good Samaritan friend managed to rip off his rental car as well.
Only the beginning.
He was later mugged and, when he r ...more
This is an older book that is not a part of one of his series.
An out of town business goes into a bar to kill some time before his Christmas Eve flight out of town leaves. He meets many men named Charles in Manhattan, gets framed for murder and tries to clear his name so he can leave NYC.
Good plot in the hands of a skilled writer.
He also used the pen names John Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, Dean Hu ...more