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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mickey Spillane Narrator: Stacy Keach Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mike Hammer Series Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781455191130
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The bestselling American mystery writer of all time brings back his world-famous PI, Mike Hammer, for his biggest and most dangerous case yet.

In the midst of a Manhattan snowstorm, Mike Hammer halts the violent robbery of a pair of college sweethearts who have stumbled onto a remarkable archeological find in the Valley of Elah: the perfectly preserved femur of what may have been the biblical giant Goliath. Hammer postpones his marriage to his faithful girl Friday, Velda, to fight a foe deadlier than the mobsters and KGB agents of his past: Islamic terrorists and Israeli extremists bent upon recovering the relic for their own agendas.

Completed after Spillane’s death by his collaborator, Max Allan Collins, this thriller is as classic as Spillane’s own I, the Jury and as contemporary as The Da Vinci Code.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mike Hammer is an icon of our culture.”

    New York Times

  • “There’s a kind of power about Mickey Spillane that no other writer can imitate.”

    New York Times

  • “Though he’s now a self-admitted ‘member of AARP,’ Hammer remains as tough as a boiled owl…Stacy Keach, arguably the private eye’s best interpreter, has been aging along with him. His well-trained voice carries the perfect combination of unwithered age, strength and determination…[A] fine send-off…with Keach adding a poignancy that even a tough guy like Spillane would have appreciated.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “[A] fitting capstone to Hammer’s career.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mike Hammer, the toughest detective of the century, versus Al Qaeda? How cool is that? In what may be the last Mike Hammer story, writer Max Allan Collins finishes a partially written Mickey Spillane script in which the tough guy from the fifties takes on the bad guys of the new millennium over the bones of the ultimate bad guy—Goliath. How could it get better? Stacy Keach, the actor who played Mike Hammer on television in the 1980s, narrates. Ah, bliss. Keach has that tough-as-nails/heart-of-gold patter down. What might sound clichéd and over- the-top in other hands works perfectly with Keach in charge. It’s an extraordinary piece of noir, and there ain’t a lot of that still around, baby.”

    AudioFile

  • “A suitable swan song.”

    Booklist

  • Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolin | 11/15/2013

    " Every time I was likely to get bored the story had a twist to keep me going. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Venneman | 10/27/2013

    " In the typical Mike Hammer tradition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 10/23/2013

    " A new Mike Hammer completed by Max Allan Collins after Spillane's death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Reid | 10/15/2013

    " Interesting to read a Mickey Spillane after all these years. Enjoyed it very much and liked the history of Mickey's books, at the end... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 2/2/2013

    " Mike and Velda are back in a post 9-11 New York! Definitely a good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 6/5/2012

    " like the language and twists in book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 4/11/2012

    " An easy read and kept my interest about a bone found in the mid-east belonging to "Goliath" and the problems it causes for the young couple who found it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 OK Dad | 2/13/2012

    " My first ever Mickey Spillane. Shame on me. A master at work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Cadoff | 11/14/2011

    " Nice way to end the series. You won't find a modern author that writes this type of book. Very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon | 11/11/2011

    " Mike Hammer is a larger than life character and this story works because of it. Enjoyable if unrealistic fun. :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Hutchins | 7/2/2011

    " This is a Mike Hammer story that was never completed by Mickey Spillane but completed years later by another writer. Max Collins I think did a very good job finishing 'Lady Go Die!' (a pun on Lady Godiva) but this story couldn't be saved. Meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 5/10/2011

    " Modern tale for a "mature" Mike Hammer. A good read and in the true Spillane fashion, eventhough it was finished after his death by Max Allen Collins...Thanks Buddy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 2/18/2011

    " Mike and Velda are back in a post 9-11 New York! Definitely a good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 8/6/2010

    " like the language and twists in book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 4/13/2010

    " An easy read and kept my interest about a bone found in the mid-east belonging to "Goliath" and the problems it causes for the young couple who found it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 OK | 6/13/2009

    " My first ever Mickey Spillane. Shame on me. A master at work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 3/22/2009

    " Modern tale for a "mature" Mike Hammer. A good read and in the true Spillane fashion, eventhough it was finished after his death by Max Allen Collins...Thanks Buddy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 9/19/2008

    " A new Mike Hammer completed by Max Allan Collins after Spillane's death. "

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