'[Spillane] was a quintessential Cold War writer, an unconditional believer in good and evil' Washington Times
Lyncastle is a small town that likes to be dirty: gin joints, gambling dens and brothels make sure of that, and bring in more money than the State Capitol.
One night, a man named Johnny McBride returns to the town, and nobody is happy about it. Supposedly he ran away from embezzling and murder charges five years ago - he's believed to have killed no less than the town's DA. But Johnny doesn't scare easily when he's rousted by angry cops, or when harder men try to kill him. He's back to clear his name and settle some scores, and the forces that control the town from its shadows are nervous.
But is Johnny really the man everyone thinks he is?
Whoever he may be, his road to revenge isn't for the faint of heart . . .
Remorseless . . . Spillane keeps the action coming - Publishers Weekly
Spillane is a master in compelling you always to turn the next page - New York Times
Spillane is still shooting the same tasty dish - New York Times Book Review
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.