Detective Matt Scudder is on the trail of a killer - but solving the case might be his undoing... Matt Scudder and Jack Ellery were at school together but never exactly friends. Twenty years later, when Scudder was a detective and Jack was standing on the other side of the one-way glass in a police line-up, it was clear their lives had taken very different paths. What they shared, however, was a battle with alcohol. Now Jack is on the ninth step of the AA program and it's time to make amends to the people he's wronged over the years because of his addiction. But when he ends up shot in the head, and it's clear that stirring up the past was not such a good idea, it's up to Scudder to find the killer.You told me your name but that doesna#39;t mean I can remember it. ... Ia#39;d called him the morning after my late night with Vann Steffens. ... He tried mushrooms once and mescaline once and acid twice, just to know what they were about, but as far as he was concerned there was nothing like good ... I always get by, and I always stay high, and therea#39;s a song lyric hiding in there somewhere, can you dig it?
|Title||:||A Drop of the Hard Stuff|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-09-01|