Night of the Juggler

By William P. McGivern
Read by Tom Weiner

6.88 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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All of New York City holds its breath as the clock ticks toward October 15, the night when the psychopathic killer known as the Juggler will once again strike, kidnapping, raping, and murdering an innocent young girl. The NYPD task force, headed by Detective Vincent “Gypsy” Tonnelli, is scrambling to unlock the significance of this date in order to catch the killer before it arrives. Meanwhile, from the shadows, an illiterate and childlike giant isolated from society watches and waits, choosing the right young girl for his plans. When he mistakenly takes the daughter of Luther Boyd, a tough ex-cop and one-time Army officer, the killer has met his match. As the clock runs down, the search intensifies into a savage, fast-paced manhunt through the gritty streets of New York City.

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Summary

Summary

All of New York City holds its breath as the clock ticks toward October 15, the night when the psychopathic killer known as the Juggler will once again strike, kidnapping, raping, and murdering an innocent young girl. The NYPD task force, headed by Detective Vincent “Gypsy” Tonnelli, is scrambling to unlock the significance of this date in order to catch the killer before it arrives.

Meanwhile, from the shadows, an illiterate and childlike giant isolated from society watches and waits, choosing the right young girl for his plans. When he mistakenly takes the daughter of Luther Boyd, a tough ex-cop and one-time Army officer, the killer has met his match. As the clock runs down, the search intensifies into a savage, fast-paced manhunt through the gritty streets of New York City.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Night of the Juggler coils into a tight knot of suspense and shatters every nerve in your body when it explodes…Brutally realistic…easily qualifies as the literary knockout of the year.” Cleveland Press
“An exercise in tension that suspense buffs won’t soon forget.” Buffalo Evening News
“McGivern gets better all the time…a marvelous thriller…will keep you reading until you finish, it is all so compulsive.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: William P. McGivern

William P. McGivern (1919–1982), born in Chicago, grew up in Mobile, Alabama. After quitting high school, he started to write. He served in World War II and then studied in England before returning to the United States, where he worked as a police reporter for the Philadelphia Bulletin. After his first novels appeared in the 1940s, he received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In the 1960s he and his wife moved to Hollywood, where he wrote for film and television. Several of his books were made into motion pictures, including The Big Heat and Rogue Cop.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English