• Killer's Payoff

  • 87th Precinct, Book 6
  • By: Ed McBain
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

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Killer's Payoff

By: Ed McBain
Narrated by: Dick Hill
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Publisher's summary

It’s like an old-time gangster movie: A speeding car, a blazing gun…and suddenly a guy walking down the street without a care in the world is lying in the gutter without a head on his shoulders. But who pulled the high-powered trigger that turned Sy Kramer from a blackmailer into a chalk outline? Was it the politician’s wife with a pornographic past? The soda-pop tycoon desperate to keep a business-busting bungle bottled up? Or was it whoever was paying Kramer a small fortune to hide what must’ve been one very big bad? It falls to detectives Steve Carella and Cotton Hawes of the 87th Precinct to pound the pavement of the city and beat the bushes of the backwoods for the suspect with the best motive, the most blistering weapon, and the biggest set of brass ones. En route, they’ll meet pretty ladies and petty lowlifes, great white hunters and gray flannel ad execs, and, when the going gets rough, maybe even their match. It’s all in several long days’ - and even longer nights’ - work for the guys who make their living behind the badge, and under the gun.

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Please don’t take the Lord’s Name in vain.
Dick Hill is very good. No explicit sex, thank you.

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ENTERTAINING BUT NOT ONE OF THE BEST

Where does Killer's Payoff rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

IN THE TOP 40%

What other book might you compare Killer's Payoff to and why?

ANY OF ED McBAIN'S BOOKS

What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

DICK HILL ALWAYS DOES A GREAT JOB, BUT EVEN HE COULDN'T GLOSS OVER SOME OF THE HOLES IN THE STORY

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

NO - QUITE NEUTRAL

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