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Publisher's Summary

When a bodyguard is hired to protect a successful businessman’s wife, the detectives of the 87th Precinct are brought in to investigate why she has two near-fatal accidents on his watch.

©1992 Ed McBain (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The 87th Precinct [is] one of the great literary accomplishments of the last half-century." (Pete Hamill, Newsday)
"McBain has the ability to make every character believable - which few writers these days can do." (Associated Press)

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  • Matthews, NC
  • 12-16-16

Good, but disappointing

When Ed McBain was alive and in his prime I was not a big fan of his 87th Precinct series. Nevertheless, I am very pleased that many of his novels in this series as well as his Matthew Hope series are now available at Audible. Both series use excellent narrators, Dick Hill and Luke Daniels. I do expect to purchase and listen to many of McBain's audiobooks.

Kiss was originally published in 1992 thirteen years before McBain's death. It is a worthwhile police procedural, but in my opinion is far from his best. Dick Hill's narration is stellar, as usual.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Wow -- best McBain thus far!

Would you listen to Kiss again? Why?

I already know the ending so probably not

Who was your favorite character and why?

The hit man - very multi-dimensional character.

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Great

Loved it, the story was amazing. Flow of the book was excellent. Can't wait to read more of Ed McBain!!!!!!!!!!!!!