CANDYLAND begins in classic Evan Hunter style....Alone in New York City on business, Benjamin Thorpe spends his empty nights on a compulsive quest for female companionship. His dizzying descent leads to a confrontation in a midtown bordello and a searing self-revelation.
And suddenly we are in Ed McBain territory....Emma Boyle of the Special Victims Unit investigates a young prostitute's murder. As the foggy events of the night in question come into focus, Benjamin Thorpe becomes a viable suspect. The excruciating suspense is total McBain -- and the combined impact of Candyland is unforgettable.