Doors are locked. Doors can always be opened. You just need the right tools...Alex Hardy is a rising young New York burglar, a young man who buys four-hundred-dollar shoes, knows Chinese cuisine, goes to skin flicks, and is sure no self-respecting woman would walk around without a bra. Now Alex Hardy is ready for the jewelry heist of a lifetime - with a one-legged whore and a veteran break-in artist for partners. There's only one problem. A door has been cracked open. It's a door inside Alex. It's a door of love - for a beautiful and honest woman. She's the only jewel he can't steal, and the one most likely to cost him his life.
In one of the most powerful and gritty novels of his career, Ed McBain creates a mesmerizing, unforgettable portrait of a ciminal - and a crime story extraordinaire.
|Series:||Matthew Hope Series , #12|
About the Author
With a writing career that spanned five decades, Ed McBain (1926-2005), the nom de plume of Evan Hunter, was the author of over 100 books, including his 87th Precinct series set in a fictional borough of New York City. He also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. He was the first American writer to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writer Association’s most prestigious award, and he was also the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master award.