All his life Matthew Cape has been considered a good
person, a kind and honest man whom works hard and is
faithful to his wife. In the middle of a day, his world is
turned upside down when Anna walks into her bedroom and
sees Matt with another woman. After Anna confronts him and
leaves Matt packs up and leaves home for parts unknown.
He travels all over the country seeing new places and
enjoying the wild side of life. In San Francisco, con
artists Tanya and Boone Judson take him in but Matt manages
to turn the tables on them and regains his money. Though
something Judsons let slip and through photographs, Matt
travels to Lake Tahoe where he comes in contact with true
evil and takes a stand that will either mean his salvation
or his damnation.
This novel is neither pretty nor neat but it is an honest
reflection of the human condition. Bill Pronzini, author
of the famous Nameless Detective series, lays bare the soul
of his protagonist in such a way that readers will come to
accept his choices he made. STEP TO THE GRAVEYARD EASY is
literary noir that is dark, brooding and very haunting, a
book that the audience will long remember.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 11, 2002