From the Publisher:
Matthew Scudder understands the futility of his search for a longtime missing Midwestern innocent who wanted to be an actress in the vast meat-grinder called New York City. But her frantic father heard that Schudder is the best - and now the ex-cop-turned-p.i. is scouring the hell called Hell's Kitchen looking for anything that might resemble a lead. And in this neighborhood of the lost, he's finding love - and death - in the worst possible places.
Lawrence Block: Out on the Cutting Edge. Avon Books, ISBN: 0380709937 (March, 1996), 352 p., $6.99.