(From the publisher):
This is a city that seduces dreamers ... then eats their dreams. 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 Scudder 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.
Original title: Out on the Cutting Edge
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Private Detective