In A Walk Among the Tombstones, Neeson plays Scudder at the time he’s an ex-NYPD cop and unlicensed private detective and recovering alcoholic. He’s hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer.
Matt Scudder is the most well-known of all the characters created by Lawrence Block. He debuted in 1976's The Sins of the Fathers as an alcoholic ex-cop who had recently quit the NYPD and left his family after accidentally causing the death of a young girl. A Walk Among the Tombstones is the twelfth book in the series and was published in 1992.
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