By Ed McBain
The puppy days of August are making the 87th Precinct suppose just like the inside an oven. yet issues can continuously get warmer. With approximately part the squadroom on holiday, Detectives Carella and Hawes look at what seems to be a regular warehouse fire—but Carella and Hawes infrequently see whatever usual, and this is often no assorted. the path from the warehouse leads uptown to the murders of a junkie and a suspected prostitute. They quickly find a shady ghetto redevelopment deal could have grotesque ties that run deep into the city’s underbelly.
Full of interesting characters and discussion that tears up the pages, Bread follows a bloody funds path throughout the city’s again alleys and darkish corners. This installment of the 87th Precinct sequence is bestselling writer Ed McBain at his grittiest.
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He was considering all that I’d said. His eyes took in the dirty dishes, seemed to notice them for the first time. ” “You, another officer and I’ll form the guard detail. We’ll get you and your family into a safe house that’ll give us a defensive advantage over Loving. My people and the Bureau’ll try to take him on the street or his hidey-hole, if they can find him. But if he gets through, and he could, I’ll need you. ” I was speaking very softly now, making clear that what I was asking was off the record.
We crashed down a five-foot descent and came to an undramatic stop at the soupy bottom of a shallow creek. Oh, he’d planned his attack perfectly and before I could even click the seat belt to get to my gun, he’d swung a mallet through the driver’s window, shattering it and stunning me with the same blow. My Glock was ripped off my belt and pocketed. Dislocated shoulder, I thought, not much blood. I spat broken glass from my mouth and looked to Alissa. She too was stunned but didn’t seem hurt badly.
But we can’t do it here. Not in this house. ” He tapped his pistol. ” Safety bullets. Powerful rounds that can kill, but they won’t penetrate Sheetrock and injure bystanders. They’re called suburb slugs. “But Loving won’t be. He’ll come in with M4s or MP-5s. It’ll be carnage. ” He was considering all that I’d said. His eyes took in the dirty dishes, seemed to notice them for the first time. ” “You, another officer and I’ll form the guard detail. We’ll get you and your family into a safe house that’ll give us a defensive advantage over Loving.
Bread (87th Precinct, Book 29) by Ed McBain