And his town is mellowing, too. The crime rate's down and the stock market's up. Gentrification's prettying up the old neighborhood. The New York streets don't seem so mean anymore.
Then Scudder signs on to help his closest and most unlikely friend, the larger-than-life Hell's Kitchen hoodlum Mick Ballou. And all hell breaks loose.
Scudder finds out he's not so respectable after all. He learns the spruced-up sidewalks of New York are as mean as they ever were, dark and gritty and stained with blood. And he discovers he's living in a world where the past is a minefield, the present is a war zone, and the future's an open question. It's a world where nothing's certain and nobody's safe, a random universe where no man's survival can be taken for granted -- not even his own.
A world where everybody dies.
Matt Scudder's most desperate and suspenseful case is Lawrence Block's richest, strongest, finest novel.
Criminals -- Fiction
Irish Americans -- Fiction
Large type books
Organized crime -- Fiction
Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character)
Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Vendetta -- Fiction
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|display_description||Matt Scudder is leading a comfortable life in New York until he signs on to help his dearest friend--the HellUs Kitchen hoodlum Mick "Butcher Boy" Ballou. Matt quickly discovers that the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty, and stained with blood. (August).|
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|record_details||ils:.b11804403|Book|Books||English|Avon Books,|, ©1998.|369 pages ; 18 cm., ils:.b11869343|Large Print|Books||English|Thorndike Press,|1999.|459 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.|
|series||Matthew Scudder mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Matthew Scudder mysteries|14|
|subject_facet||Criminals -- Fiction, Irish Americans -- Fiction, Large type books, Mystery fiction, Organized crime -- Fiction, Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Vendetta -- Fiction|
|title_full||Everybody dies / Lawrence Block|
|topic_facet||Criminals, Irish Americans, Large type books, Organized crime, Private investigators, Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character), Vendetta|