Foul-mouthed and short-tempered, Fat Ollie Weeks – one of Ed McBain’s most loved cops – takes centre stage in the newest 87th Precinct instalment.
This time, Fat Ollie returns after arresting a corrupt book publisher and tries his hand at writing his own crime novel, entitled Report to the Commissioner. Just moments after Fat Ollie has finished his opus and is on his way to his agent, he catches a squeal – a murder case in the 87th. After investigating the crime, he returns to his car to find it broken into and the manuscript, his only copy, gone.
With his famed, suspense-filled style, McBain takes his readers for a ride that is as humorous as it is enthralling.