When a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, down-and-out cop Hunter Murtaugh begins to suspect a coverup, especially when his boss threatens to take him off the case just as he has begun to detect some clues. Original.
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Waterhouse's debut is a corker in a mystery with an unusual plot and cast, headed by detective Hunter Murtaugh of Hoboken, N.J. Swelling the population, upward-striving couples from New York move in among Hoboken's working-class and Puerto Rican families. The newcomers make financial killings, paying little for properties that would be unaffordable in Manhattan. When a little boy and two old women are murdered, Murtaugh defends the suspects, Jaime Sanchez and his pals, victims of blatant discrimination. Interrogating the people living near the scenes of the crime, the detective becomes friendly with a yuppie wife, artist Dana Hall. Dana is the next person to die by the rules of a vicious game that the outraged Murtaugh takes a hand in, playing for keeps. Finding clues in Dana's sketches of neighboring houses, he draws the killers to a showdown in a stunning climax. One hopes for more adventures featuring Waterhouse's tough, kindly, persevering detective.
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Descrizione libro Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110026243105
Descrizione libro Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0026243105