The hanging death of a nondescript old man was nothing much, especially not in this city, where everything has its price and anything can be done. And it was nothing new to the detectives of the 87th Precinct, who have seen pretty much everything. But everyone has a story, and this nondescript old man's story stood to make some people a lot of money. His story takes detectives Carella, Meyer, Brown, and Weeks on a search through the city's seedy strip clubs and to the glitzy theater district. That's where they discover an upcoming musical with ties to a mysterious drug and a killer who stays until the last dance. The Last Dance is the 50th novel in Ed McBain's 87th Precinct series.
I loved hearing the author read, loved the story, the characters. the story glides and holds you. I have listened to this novel several times. it never gets old to me.