Born and bred in Hell's Kitchen, Detective Neil Hockaday didn't think that much about an old geezer calling himself Picasso and babbling about slaughter on Tenth Avenue -- until the killings began. Then Hock knew it wasn't just a murder binge -- it was one man's final spree of self-expression. It was about making a mark in a city that's an incubator for kooks and a canvas for violence. It was about a high-rolling mother and a ner'er-do-well father, about Coney Island, a Detroit gambling boom, and about a beautiful woman named Ruby Flagg who means more to Hock than he's willing to admit. And now it's about how to stop a murderer who makes killing an art, in the dark maze of a troubled mind that does its masterworks in paint, flesh, and blood.
This paperback is in very good condition with a small chip at the spine's bottom.