I just finished reading this book last week. It was ok. There was a “plot twist” at the end that I saw coming from about 100 miles away. I do enjoy Ed McBain books, though, and I did enjoy this one. It’s just not a “must read”. Ed McBain is the pseudonym of the author Evan Hunter. I have not read any of Evan Hunter’s books. One thing that intrigues me about Ed McBain is the fact that he wrote a book with Evan Hunter. Exactly how do you write a book with yourself? It was probably just a publicity stunt, but it kind of makes me want to read the book just to see what’s up. I should probably read an Evan Hunter novel before I do that to see if he has a different writing style.