WHERE THERE’S SMOKE – G+
McBain, Ed – Stand alone
Ben Smoke is an ex-cop, a tough-guy bachelor who never had a case he couldn't crack--that is, until someone starts snatching bodies from a funeral home. This is the kind of challenge Smoke loves--only this time, the case leads him on a bizarre and dangerous journey, leading to a crazy, kinky lady, a twisted killer, black magic, and ancient Egyptian rites. It's a devilish--and deadly--business.
Written in 1975, the character does have some of the over-the-top macho-ism of the time, but still McBain in 209 pages, excels in the tightly-written plot and crisp dialogue that always makes his books wonderful to read.