Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city. A young prostitute named Kim knew it also -- and she wanted out. Maybe Kim didn't deserve the life fate had dealt her. She surely didn't deserve her death. The alcoholic ex-cop turned p.i. was supposed to protect her, but someone slashed her to ribbons on a crumbling New York City waterfront pier. Now finding Kim's killer will be Scudder's penance. But there are lethal secrets hiding in the slain hooker's past... read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Eight Million Reasons to Read It, April 1, 2002 Reviewer: Robert Turner from Starkville, MS USA Believe me, I could list them all, but I won't do that to you. This is one of the best Matt Scudder books I've read yet, and it keeps you guessing until the end. Scudder's battle with alcohol is also a great addition to the story, never giving him a moment's rest. The book is good, a bit slow with all the interrogations, but interesting and fun nonetheless. I would definitely have to recommend it to any fan of quality mystery novels.