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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (118 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mickey Spillane Narrator: Brian Hutchison Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mike Hammer Series Release Date: January 1996 ISBN: 9781449809089
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Mike Hammer, PI awakens from a coma after a near-brush with death. Once he is able to leave his bed, he visits an old war buddy, Marcos Dooley, who has also been recently shot. Just before Dooley dies, he gives Hammer a clue to the location of eighty-nine million dollars of skimmed mob money.

Against the advice of Hammer’s doctor who insists on complete bed rest for his patient, the private eye swings into action, battling both the mob and the federal government in order to find the money and seek vengeance for Dooley’s death.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Spillane’s fondness for hard-boiled imagery and his devotion to Raymond Chandler’s maxim ‘When in doubt, have a guy come through a door with a gun’ have not wavered. Hammer hits the big time in this delightfully preposterous pulp fiction.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Mike Hammer certainly has his hands full this time out—what with the gunning down of an old army buddy, the machinations of a powerful Mafia family, and a missing cache of $89 billion that is being pursued by both the bad guys and a crew of overeager Feds.”

    BarnesandNoble.com, editorial review

  • “A superb writer, Spillane is one of this century’s bestselling authors.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Mike Hammer is still shooting first and asking questions later, but the archetypal private eye reveals a bit more of his inner self these days…A wonderfully entertaining novel with a more complex and interesting Hammer.”

    Booklist

  • “With his still-faithful partner, Velda, Hammer launches a treasure hunt that takes him to Florida and upstate New York…Spillane keeps the pulpy action coming, with hot lead, male bonding, and a sex kitten.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The mob and the Feds make life tough for Mike Hammer in Spillane’s latest.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 10/31/2013

    " I listened to this as an audio book. I like the Mike Hammer series, and this was set in the new millenium, in New York. Not like the old LA hard nosed detectives of the early 20th century. Still it was well written, I liked the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AndrewP | 6/16/2013

    " Started off thinking I had read this one, but turned out I had read the short story it was written from in Playboy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 12/28/2012

    " Great read,, made me want to delve deeper into Spillane's library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 12/4/2012

    " Mike Hammer certainly has his hands full this time out--what with the gunning down of an old army buddy, the machinations of a powerful Mafia family, and a missing cache of $89 billion that is being pursued by both the bad guys and a crew of overeager Feds. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pilvi | 11/27/2012

    " I really didn't like the book. Mike Hammer was annoying; "I-know-it-all" -type a guy. The basic idea of the story was good, but it was badly written. This surely was my first and last Spillane -book I read. All I can say, that the book was so bad, that I can't even write a decent review of it... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark | 6/24/2012

    " This is a horrible book, very poorly written. Things happen out of sequence. I hated it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 6/8/2011

    " A great example of noir. It was a quick read. Very fast paced. Straight to the point. I loved it. Can't wait to read more by him "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ron Sadowski | 4/3/2011

    " Audio Book 8-30-04 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 10/8/2010

    " I listened to this as an audio book. I like the Mike Hammer series, and this was set in the new millenium, in New York. Not like the old LA hard nosed detectives of the early 20th century. Still it was well written, I liked the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 4/8/2010

    " A great example of noir. It was a quick read. Very fast paced. Straight to the point. I loved it. Can't wait to read more by him "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/25/2009

    " Great read,, made me want to delve deeper into Spillane's library. "

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About the Author
Author Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane (1918–2006) was one of the most popular authors of all time, with millions of copies of his books in print worldwide. He introduced Mike Hammer to readers in 1947 with I, the Jury. He was named a Grand Master in 1995 by the Mystery Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Brian Hutchison is a professional theater actor who has appeared in numerous Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional plays. He lives in New York City.