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THE COLD ONES by Paul Kruger



Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1972
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

The cold ones are not stiffs although there are two before you're through here (Rupert Mason and Stephanie, the second wife he's just divorced) but they're youngsters with no heart like the third one of Mason's first marriage. In fact all of Mason's children as well as Stephanie's own daughter and some of their friends, on drugs, amplify, to an extent. Phil Kramer's around again to handle the case which is essentially less than before while in tone it's reminiscent of those motel-accessorized freeways it travels, fast.