With more than 140 million copies of his novels in print, Mickey Spillane is one of the most popular and highly acclaimed authors of detective fiction alive today. His world-famous character, Mike Hammer—the legendary tough-as-nails private detective—is walking a tightrope between crime and justice in this gritty romp through New York’s underworld.
Hammer awakens from a coma to find that he is at the center of a search for $89 billion in missing mob money. The Ponti crime family knows that one of Hammer’s old army buddies stashed it where only Hammer could find it. Now they want Hammer to lead them to it.
Mickey Spillane, whose distinctive, riveting style has earned him legions of fans worldwide has won the Grand Master award by the Mystery Writers of America. Narrator Richard Ferrone fully captures Hammer’s earthy personality and the vibrantly colorful characters and street life that surround him.
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"It's not clear whether Spillane himself or his venerable detective hero Mike Hammer has been in a coma during the seven years since his last book, but loyal fans who discovered and fell in love with the hard-boiled genre because of his early books won't care. Hammer is back, along with his trusty sidekick/secretary Velma, and age hasn't slowed them down more than a step." (Amazon.com review)
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