DROP OF THE HARD STUFF, A by Lawrence Block - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK
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Grandmaster Lawrence Block brings his greatest character, Matthew Scudder, back into action in his most personal case.
Scudder is finally on the straight and narrow when he runs into
"High-Low" Jack Ellery, a childhood friend from the Bronx. In Scudder,
Jack sees the moral man he might have become. In Jack, Scudder sees the
hard-won sobriety he hopes to achieve.
Then Ellery, following to
the letter the dictates of Alcoholics Anonymous' infamous twelve steps,
is shot down while attempting to atone for past sins, and Scudder is
drawn into a murder investigation that threatens to upset his path
toward recovery—and get him killed in the process.
themes of loss, nostalgia, and redemption, for Lawrence Block, A DROP OF
THE HARD STUFF circles back to how it all began, reestablishing why the
Matthew Scudder series is widely regarded as one of the pinnacles of
American detective fiction.