Mavis St. Paul had been a rich man's mistress. Now she was a corpse. And every cop in New York City was hunting for the two-bit punk accused of putting a knife in her.
But the punk was innocent. He'd been set up to take the fall by some cutie who was too clever by half. My job? Find that cutie - before the cutie found me.
- The MWA Grandmaster's first novel - published for the first time ever under the title he originally intended it to have!
- When originally published as THE MERCENARIES, the book was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel
- Westlake has won three Edgar Awards and received numerous other honors, including an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of "The Grifters"
Read an excerpt.