"Delivers the goods: wired
action scenes, dialogue that breathes, characters with heart and
characters who eat those hearts, and glints of unforgiving humor
. . . Ed McBain owns the turf."
- The New York Times Book Review
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct
novels are among the most popular of all detective fiction. Police
procedurals without rival, they are tough, taut, tension-packed,
arid laced with a hard-boiled humor all their own. Let's Hear It
for the Deaf Man once again has Detectives Steve Carella and all
the rest performing at their professional best.
- Mystery Guild Clues
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The criminals who invade
the 87th Precinct aren't particularly known for their intelligence.
Their crimes are usually brutal, stupid, and rash. But every
once in a while, the 87th gets a good bad guy to hunt down.
"WITH YOUR ASSISTANCE,
I'M GOING TO STEAL $500,000 ON THE LAST DAY OF APRIL." So
wrote the Deaf Man, the 87th Precinct's own private nemesis.
Carella, Kling, Hawes, and Brown know the Deaf Man is trying
to make them look stupid. Unfortunately, they have to deal
with crimes already committed -- including one that introduces
Kling to the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. But the
last of April is fast approaching, and the men of the Eight-Seven
can't deny that they're dying to find out what the Deaf Man
has cooked up this time...