Mint condition.Orion,2001.First edition-first printing.Purple hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick and crease on the edges of the cover and spine) with Dj(small crease,nick and scratch on the Dj cover),both in mint condition.The book is new with a small ink mark and light shelf wear on the outer edges of the pages,light shelf wear on the Dj cover.262pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: Benjamin Thorpe is married, a father, a successful Los Angeles architect - and a man obsessed. Alone in New York City on business, he spends the empty hours of the night in a compulsive search for female companionship. His dizzying descent leads to an early morning confrontation in a mid-town brothel, and a subsequent searing self-revelation. tCathy Frese - aka Heidi the 'teenage' hooker - finishes up for the night and walks back to her studio apartment. But she never arrives. Her strangled, used and mutilated body is found in an alleyway the next morning. These two lost souls had crossed briefly in the night, and as the foggy events of the night before come into sharper focus, Benjamin Thorpe becomes an ever more possible suspect.