SPEAK OF THE DEVIL, by Richard Hawke
Malone, whose father was once Police Commissioner, has a checkered history with the NYPD and its present Commissioner, who feeds bits of info but not the whole story. The city - in particular the ambitious, media-hungry mayor - is being blackmailed by a psycho named Nightmare, and the initial atrocity gives way to Malone being sucked into delivering a million-dollar payodd. In cash. At the Cloisters, a popular museum, on a weekend afternoon. The mayor, the publicity hound of epic proportions, is never far away. Nuns get into the act. A mayorial aide is kidnapped. Everything keeps going to hell as Malone tries to figure it out. A compelling ride through Manhattan, with a startling wind-up. It's a 4.
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