The toughest private eye in mystery fiction is back.
It's the middle of the Swinging Sixties and Hammer's just got over a near fatal mix-up with the Mob. But then he walks straight into an assault by drug dealers on a young motorbike messenger. He saves the kid, but the muggers are not so lucky. The Mob and a new young breed of drug trafficker assume Hammer will target them. So they target him right back. Hammer and his beautiful, deadly partner Velda take on the drug racket in New York, flitting through flashy discos, swanky bachelor pads and the occasional dark alley with their trademark brand of violent vengeance.
Mickey Spillane was born in 1918 Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey of an Irish father and Scottish mother. He started writing in high school. He concocted adventures for major 1940s comic book characters, including Captain Marvel, Superman and Batman. Many of his thrillers featured his signature detective Mike Hammer. By 1980 Spillane was responsible for seven of the top fifteen all-time bestselling fiction titles in America. He died in 2006.