Title: The Broken Hearts Club
Author: Black, Ethan
Publisher: Ballantine Books, New York
Publication Date: 1999
Edition: SIGNED First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: NF
Comments: Light shelf wear to d-j.
Synopsis: A banker with a devil-may-care attitude–and a smile that conceals a devilish impulse. A literary agent who is quick to anger–and much too easy to manipulate. A mechanic with a desperate need to be liked by everyone–no matter the cost. And a psychologist who keeps all their secrets–especially his own.
They meet every week in the dingy back room of Mackey’s Steak and Ale Tavern in New York City. An informal group of men with one thing in common: They all suffer the sting of a broken heart. But soon the anger turns to hate. The rejection turns to rage. And the Broken Hearts Club spins violently out of control–exploding into murderous acts of vengeance.
Named “the richest cop in New York” by the Daily News, a man both intense and chivalrous, Detective Voort is assigned the case, determined to catch an elusive killer who is always one death ahead . . . who appears to switch identities with each new victim . . . and who knows how to cover his tracks with cold efficiency.
Then Voort falls victim to his own broken heart, his growing anguish threatening to compromise the investigation–as his ex-girlfriend unknowingly becomes the target of a frightening new breed of serial terror.
In this sleek, stylish, sexy thriller, Ethan Black gives us a chilling novel of psychological suspense that races like an adrenaline rush through surprising twists of plot–and ends with a shattering, shocking climax. Breaking up may be hard to do. With The Broken Hearts Club, it’s fatal.