The First Deadly Sin made him a success. The Tenth Commandment made him today's best-selling suspense novelist. Now Lawrence Sanders presents his biggest and best ever: the nonstop thriller about a "Hotel Ripper" stalking New York's nightside with a Swiss Army knife and the retired cop named Edward X. Delaney determined to catch him. Or the killer.
"Big-time suspense.... a first-rate thriller.... It's as good as you can get." (The New York Times)
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The best book in a fantastic series
14 hours of misogyny, not mystery
The 70's take on women's lib sadly overshadows the drama in this police procedural. Hoping for action, finding endless debate over the volatility of women since Feminism, and how they could/count not possibly be murderers based on their menstrual cycles. Solution: remove have of this explanatory
The scene when the couple has spent a week fighting over the Chief's
Leave in one or two paragraphs about the women's lib movement, then STOP. The inner workings of women shouldn't be used as a voyeuristic prop device on every page. First, that's interesting, then uncomfortable, then, just, yuck!
I tried to enjoy the mystery beneath the breasts, the cramps, the flowers symbolizing true womanhood, the men who are portrayed as either pansies or brutes...but no.