In the Midst of Death
Bad cop Jerry Broadfield didn't make any friends on the force when he volunteered to squeal to an ambitious d.a. about police corruption. Now he'saccused of murdering a call girl. Matthew Scudder doesn't think Broadfield's a killer, but the cops aren't about to help the unlicensed p.i. prove it... show more
Bad cop Jerry Broadfield didn't make any friends on the force when he volunteered to squeal to an ambitious d.a. about police corruption. Now he'saccused of murdering a call girl. Matthew Scudder doesn't think Broadfield's a killer, but the cops aren't about to help the unlicensed p.i. prove it -- and they may do a lot worse than just get in his way.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 30th 2002
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Matthew Scudder (#2)
This book was just as enjoyable as the previous two in the series. It's refreshing how consistently solid these books have been so far. Probably the biggest reason for this is how vivid both the cast of characters and the dialogue scenes feel in Block's novels. Everything just rings true. His scenes...
This time around, Scudder's in the cups while dealing with dead hookers, corrupt cops and people who will do anything for a book deal. In addition to giving us another case to solve, Block lets us look further into Scudder's life as we navigate the streets of 70s New York. He does a pretty phenomena...
In a lot of ways, this is a really unassuming little mystery, going along its way, when all of a sudden you get just struck with some empathic feel for the narrator, even though he hasn't said a thing about what he is feeling. It's all somehow there. Such a great hallmark of characterization.This s...
Lawrence Block created a character that I have grown so fond of, Matthew Scudder even though this is only the second book in the series that I’ve read. An ex NYC cop (is there ever one?) he’s an un-licensed PI because being a licensed PI requires paperwork, reports, and reporting income to the IRS. ...
What do I think? I think you should check out an excellent review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/221045791Or if Stephen's effusive praise gets a little windy, and the gifs are too troublesome, check out Dan's succinct thoughts: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/93909327Really, what more is ...