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Ed McBain's King's Ransom 1965


Title: King's Ransom
Author: Ed McBain
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1965
Format: Paperback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

Half a million dollars – or a boy’s life... But what if that boy isn’t your own son? And what if paying the ransom will ruin the biggest deal you ever made? What do you do then? Throw away your future or sacrifice someone else’s child? That was the dilemma facing wealthy Douglas King. Detective Steve Carella of the 87th Precinct can only keep trying to find the kidnappers, and hope that Doug King will decide to give them the payoff. Because if he doesn’t, Carella will have a case of cold-blooded murder on his hands.