Small Town

Small Town

by Lawrence Block

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Overview

In the shadows of unbearable tragedy, an unlikelykilling machine begins a one-man war tobring a city to its knees — a battle that will touchthe lives of its eight million citizens including:

  • a writer on the verge of a breakthrough

  • a charismatic ex-police commissioner — and the inside choice for the next mayor — on the edge of a breakdown

  • a beautiful, sophisticated art dealerplumbing the depths of her own fiercesexuality

  • a defense attorney who prefers murdertrials because there’s one less witness

  • an ex-addict who has turned being cleaninto a living, mopping up after New York’snightlife

Pulsating with the lives of its denizens — bartenders and hookers, power brokers andpoliticos, cops and secretaries, editors anddreamers — Lawrence Block's electrifying newnovel reveals the small town at the heart of theBig Apple in all its power, terror, and starkbeauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060011918
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 402,987
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.

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