adapted as "Lightning"

Lightning by Ed McBain

An 87th Precinct Mystery (37th in series)
Ed McBain

Publisher: Arbor House
ISBN-10: 0-87795-581-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-87795-581-8
Published: August 1984

Synopsis: The men and women of the 87th Precinct have their professional skills tested to the limit when several young women are raped multiple times by the same man and a serial killer who hangs his victims stalks the streets of the city.

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Bruce Paltrow, Director

Original air date(s): 03/19/1995
DVD release date: 11/02/2010
Studio: Hearst Entertainment

Cast: Detective Steve Carella (Randy Quaid), Detective Bert Kling (Alex McArthur), Detective Artie Brown (Ving Rhames), Detective Ollie Weeks (Alan Blumenfeld), Detective Meyer Meyer (Ron Perkins)

Rating: Not Rated
Running time: 88 minutes

The first of three made-for-television films for NBC based on this series, its broadcast title was simply Ed McBain's 87th Precinct.

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