The Million-Dollar Wound Title: The Million-Dollar Wound
Release: February, 1986
ISBN: 0-312-53252-0 (Hardcover), 0-743-47463-5 (2003 Paperback)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (Hardcover), iBooks (2003 Paperback)
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From a foxhole on Guadalcanal (shared with Barney Ross) to the glitzy underworld of Hollywood in the '40s, Nate Heller fights his memories and the Mob.

Something happened at the Canal, something Heller's blocking out.   What he can't block, though, is the wound he received--the "million-dollar wound," the one that got him home.  Back in the States, and back in Chicago, he becomes involved once again with Frank Nitti during the gang boss' last violent days, and with the gangland attempts to take over the movie unions.

The homefront is every bit as violent as the war-torn Pacific, and even the solace of Sally Rand can do nothing to ease Heller, who is haunted by the death of a friend in Guadalcanal, and surrounded by the mayhem of gangland murders.

"Collins has produced a pair of gripping and resonant novels.  The Million-Dollar Wound is his best yet." -- Detroit News

"Recommended . . . Nathan Heller is the perfect private eye, in the right place, at the right time . . ." -- New York Daily News

"Gangster buffs will love this." -- Tony Hillerman

"A stunning job." -- Denver Post


1987 Shamus Award Nominee, Best P.I. Hardcover


1986 Hardcover

2003 Paperback

2005 Audiobook


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