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By Ed McBain

It’s a chilly November whilst James Harris takes his puppy, Stanley, for his or her traditional rounds of panhandling. Blind for the reason that Vietnam and married to a blind girl besides, James realizes his incapacity pension and her part-time activity pass in simple terms thus far. the cash he makes at the streets is desperately needed—yet it’s nonetheless now not sufficient. yet after at the present time it won’t matter…When Detective Steve Carella reveals James’ spouse murdered to boot, her throat slit like her husband’s, it really is not a random crime. And whilst one other blind lady turns up lifeless, all Carella has to move on is the nightmare James informed a psychiatrist after coming domestic from the struggle ten years in the past. What he reveals is a labyrinthine path of betrayal, intercourse, and a mystery worthy killing to maintain buried.

An intricately woven and perfectly layered mystery, very long time No See is a stay twine within the 87th Precinct sequence by means of Ed McBain, the bestselling writer that individuals journal describes as “a skillful author who excels at velocity, plot, and, particularly, the complicated clockwork of a cop’s mind.”

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Irgendetwas an der Sache ist faul. Warum hat Otto Forsman seinem Sohn angeblich dich als Begleiter für die Reise nach Lappland empfohlen? « �In der russischen Wildnis ist das Wandern nicht unbedingt ein Kinderspiel. Vor allem dann, wenn irgendetwas Überraschendes passiert«, antwortete Ketonen. « �Zwei Kaffee und die Rechnung«, sagte Ketonen hastig, als der Kellner kam, um die Teller abzuräumen. Er wollte Ratamo nicht auch noch einen Nachtisch bezahlen. Ratamo wischte sich die Mundwinkel ab und beobachtete seinen Exchef.

Hatten die Russen ihn gefunden? Forsman war dankbar dafür, so hoch empfindliche Sinne zu besitzen. Im vorletzten Winter hatte ihm die Zuckerkrankheit das Sehvermögen genommen, doch sein Tast-, Gehör- und Geruchssinn hatten sich danach so entwickelt, dass es Augenblicke gab, in denen er sich nicht einmal mehr danach sehnte, wieder sehen zu können. Forsman bereute, und zwar so sehr, dass es in den Schläfen schmerzte. Er hatte zu lange gewartet. Über sechzig Jahre hatte er sich selbst und fast vierzig Jahre lang auch seinen Sohn auf diese Aufgabe vorbereitet, hatte er nun versagt?

Sofern man bei einem Workaholic wie ihm überhaupt von Urlaub sprechen konnte. Nach Marissas Tod hatte er sich noch mehr in seiner Arbeit vergraben. Die Professur am Institut für Geschichte des University College war immer noch die Erfüllung seiner Träume, aber zugleich auch ein beängstigend effektives Mittel, um vor dem Leben und seinen unangenehmen Wahrheiten zu fliehen. Er trat vom Fußweg auf die Schwelle seiner Wohnung in einem kleinen zweistöckigen Haus und holte gerade den Schlüssel aus der Tasche, als plötzlich die Tür aufflog und gegen sein Knie krachte.

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