"There are crazy people all over, you know that, don't you?"
Spring was intoxicating the city air, but the harassing anonymous telephone calls planting seeds of fear around town were no April Fool's joke. Crank calls and crackpot threats reported to the 87th Precinct by a respected businessman were not exactly top priority for detectives Carella and Meyer -- until a brutal homicide hits the papers. Connections are getting made fast and furious, and there's a buzz in the air about the Deaf Man,...read more
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Outstanding Book, June 25, 2003 Reviewer: Edward X. Clinton from Chicago, IL USA As the other reviewers noted, this is the first appearance of the Deaf Man the infamous villian who haunts the 87th Precinct and Detective Steve Carella. This book has a very clever plot and keeps the reader on edge until the ending. The Deaf Man is one of the most interesting characters in McBain's books because he is such an enigma. McBain gets right to the point. He does not waste any words at all on description. As a reader I have always found his books impossible to put down. Indeed, description would be superfluous.