By Ed McBain
In Isola, the hours among middle of the night and sunrise are typically a quiet time. yet for 87th Precinct detectives Carella and Hawes, the homicide of an outdated girl makes the wee hours something yet peaceable -- particularly after they study she used to be one of many maximum live performance pianists of the century lengthy vanished. in the meantime 88th Precinct cop fats Ollie Weeks has his personal early morning nightmare: he's at the path of 3 prep college boys and a crack broker who spent the night carving up a hooker.
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The evening air wafted in from the bay. Sarah White's body warmed his head. Her conversation was becoming more and more interesting. She knew, in a seemingly disingenuous way, what she was talking about. Killy felt very much like asking how she knew so much about Eastern military command structures. Instead, he yawned. It was twenty days since he and Cella found the Schubert notebook, nineteen days since the accusation went Rome to Paris. ) The fteen days connement for penance had come and gone and, with Sully's retaliation apparently stalled, Killy had nally been able to start his vacation.