Bone is a member of New York City's legions of the homeless. The past
year of his life has been spent wandering the streets of Manhattan,
mute, without memory, a street person among thousands of others---but
one with a particular gleam of purpose in his eyes. Bone seemed to
stand out from the drifting crowd, and one reason was certainly the
ancient and rock-hard human femur he had carried with him everywhere.
But after a year, another trauma reactivates the first---restoring
Bone's voice but again wiping clear his memory. Bone is now not only
bereft of his true life, but has no idea of the purpose of his
wanderings during the past year. His problems are multiplied by NYPD
Lieutenant Perry Lightning, convinced that Bone is the man responsible
for the hideous series of beheading murders among the city's homeless
population, which began shortly after Bone was first seen on the New
With the help of Anne, a lovely and concerned social worker, and Zulu,
a seven-foot-tall street performer, Bone gradually puts back the
pieces of his lost world---and confronts his connection with the
string of vicious killings.
A kaleidoscope of fascinating characters---including street cops,
street thugs, and street people---populate George C. Chesbro's
masterful new thriller of alienation and horror.
---From the dustjacket of the Mysterious Press edition.