Mike Hammer steals a ride on a train upstate to Killington. But he is welcomed by a nasty surprise: he is accused by police of raping and murdering a young woman near the freight yards. Roughed up by the cops and facing a murder charge, Hammer's future looks bleak. Only a beautiful blonde, Melba Charles—daughter of powerful Senator Charles—might possibly save him... if he pays the price.
But why would Melba help save a man she has never met? And, more to the point, where is the real murderer?
From a brittle, brown manuscript, the first Mike Hammer novel—begun by Mickey Spillane in the mid-forties and completed seventy years later by Max Allan Collins—is a gift to mystery fans on the occasion of the noir master's 100th birthday..
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With Mickey Spillane:
Dead Street | The Consummata | The Last Stand
The Legend of Caleb York | The Big Showdown | The Bloody Spur
Mike Hammer Novels:
The Goliath Bone | The Big Bang | Kiss Her Goodbye | Lady, Go Die! | Complex 90 | King of the Weeds | Kill Me, Darling | Murder Never Knocks | The Will to Kill | Killing Town
Mike Hammer Audio Theatre:
The Little Death | Encore for Murder
Mike Hammer Comic Strip:
Mickey Spillane's From the Files of...Mike Hammer: The Complete Dailies and Sundays
So Long, Chief | It's in the Book | A Dangerous Cat | A Long Time Dead: A Mike Hammer Casebook