THE PUSHER – VG
McBain, Ed – 3rd in series
Two a.m. in the bitter cold of winter: the young Hispanic man's body was found in a tenement basement. The rope around his neck suggested a clear case of suicide -- until the autopsy revealed he'd overdosed on heroin. He was a pusher, and now a thousand questions pressed down on the detectives of the 87th Precinct.
This is police procedurals at their very best; tight plots, believable characters, excellent dialogue, well-drawn sense of place and time. I’ve read all the 87th Precinct books and have never been disappointed.