From the Publisher:
Small-time stoolie, Jake "The Spinner" Jablon, made a lot of new enemies when he switched careers, from informer to blackmailer. And the more "clients", he figured, the more money - and more people eager to see him dead. So no one is surprised when the pigeon is found floating in the East River with his skull bashed in. And what's worse, no one cares - except Matthew Scudder. The ex-cop-turned-private-eye is no conscioscientous avenging angel.
Lawrence Block: Time To Murder and Create. Avon Books, ISBN: 0380763656 (November, 1991), 304 p., $7.50.