Christmas eve, Manhattan's tony Upper East Side. Misfit ex-NYPD cop Max Royster witnesses a debutante's kidnapping and becomes the FBI's prime suspect.
Or is he actually their salvation?
It's Christmas in Manhattan.
A blizzard whips the city.
The Beautiful People, in the elite Upper East Side, celebrate in their brownstones.
Until a kidnapper seizes a beautiful young debutante.
Max Royster, fired from the NYPD for mental illness, fights the kidnapper but loses.
The kidnapper flees.
Stripped of gun, shield and power, Max has only his wits to save the victim.
The FBI treats Max like a suspect and tramples roughshod on his rights.
During this long sleepless night, an unknown FBI agent cracks up. Over the radio, he quotes J. Edgar Hoover and plants false clues .
To solve the case, Max must smash through the facade and mysteries of millionaires in their snug brownstones. Exotic women tempt him to give up.
The blizzard worsens.
As the winds howl and snowdrifts deepen, Max risks his life and his freedom in a desperate bid to save the victim.
Once again, Max Royster is back on the street in Brownstone Kidnap Crackup.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Frank Hickey's books are totally authentic with regard to police procedure, and filled with crackling dialog, a great sense of humor, and a personal knowledge of many of America's most colorful locations (like the most glamorous, privileged neighborhoods of Manhattan, and New Orleans). And the character of Max Royster is a truly eccentric yet totally capable cop. Some of the smartest and most colorful and readable police crime stories I've come upon in years. Michael Eric Stein