As with all Scudder novels, it's not fast-paced, action-packed thrill a minute. It's more suspense than thriller, and that's just fine by me. And there's always an interesting twist on the rules of genre in a Scudder novel. One of the things I like best about the pacing; you know something's coming but you don't want to race ahead to see what it is.
Martin Cruz Smith said Lawrence Block is "One of the surest, most distinctive voices in American fiction" and he's spot on.
The book goes on sale May 11, 2011.