Author: Westlake, Donald E.
Publisher: Mysterious Press, New York
Publication Date: 1984
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: D-j soiled. Spine slightly cocked.
Synopsis: Levine is an episodic saga, a series of six novellas (including one written expressly for this volume) laying open for examination the life of a Brooklyn cop, a man dedicated to his job and living in constant fear of the moment when his ailing heart will finally stop. Each of the stories is a gem of police procedure and pits Levine against the full assortment of activities which makes up a policeman’s lot – from talking a jumper off a ledge to dealing with a child who believes her mother to be a murderer to facing a Mob gunman on a deserted spit of land. With every step Levine takes, with e very confrontation, he listens to the sound of his own heart – to judge his actions as well as to recording the missing beats, waiting for the one he won’t hear.