The Big Bang

The Big Bang

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Conceived and begun at the height of Spillane's creative powers in the 1960's, and set in that tumultuous period as well, THE BIG BANG marks the return of vintage Spillane.


In midtown Manhattan, Mike Hammer, recovering from a near-fatal mix-up with the Mob, runs into drug dealers assaulting a young hospital messenger. He saves the kid, but the muggers are not so lucky. Hammer considers the rescue a one-off, but someone has different ideas, as indicated by a street-corner knife attack.With himself for a client, Hammerand his beautiful, deadly partner Veldatake on the narcotics racket in New York just as the streets have dried up and rumors run rampant of a massive heroin shipment due any day. In a New York of flashy discotheques, swanky bachelor pads, and the occasional dark alley, Hammer deals with doctors and drug addicts, hippie chicks and hit men,meeting changing times with his timeless brand of violent vengeance. Originally begun and outlined by Spillane in the mid-sixties, and expertly completed by his longtime collaborator Max Allan Collins,The Big Bang is vintage Mike Hammer on acid . . . literally.


Baker & Taylor
In a tale completed from an unfinished Spillane outline, Mike Hammer rescues a young hospital messenger from drug-connected muggers in 1960s Manhattan and teams up with the beautiful Velda to tackle the illicit narcotics scene.

Baker
& Taylor

In a tale completed from an unfinished Spillane outline, Mike Hammer rescues a young hospital messenger from drug-connected muggers in 1960s Manhattan and teams up with the beautiful Velda to tackle the illicit narcotics scene in local discotheques, swanky bachelor pads and dark alleys.
With himself for a client, Hammer and his beautiful partner Velda, take on the narcotics racket in New York just as the streets have dried up and rumors run rampant of a massive heroin shipment due any day.--From publisher's description.

Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2010
ISBN: 9780151014484
0151014485
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Collins, Max Allan

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Descriptive violence.

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