The Big Bang by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane
The Lost Mike Hammer Sixties Novel (Library Edition)

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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, Hammer—and his beautiful, deadly 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. 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.
 

About Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane

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MAX ALLAN COLLINS is the bestselling author of crime fiction including Road to Perdition and the Perdition Saga, and the award-winning novel based on the film American Gangster. He has won two Shamus Awards for Nathan Heller novels. He also wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip for fifteen years, and is an independent filmmaker. He lives in Eastern Iowa.
 
Published May 12, 2010 by Mariner Books. 261 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Drawing on an unpublished partial Spillane manuscript dating from the '60s, Collins resurrects Spillane's randy, two-fisted New York City PI, Mike Hammer, in a mystery likely to appeal on

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A triple combination of talent comes together to bring the iconic Mike Hammer back for a new adventure. Collins, working with Spillane's incomplete manuscript and copious notes, has completed a sterli

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Drawing on an unpublished partial Spillane manuscript dating from the '60s, Collins resurrects Spillane's randy, two-fisted New York City PI, Mike Hammer, in a mystery likely to appeal only to Hammer fans.

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A triple combination of talent comes together to bring the iconic Mike Hammer back for a new adventure.

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The Big Bang is the second Mike Hammer novel collaboration between Mickey Spillane and crime writer Max Allan Collins.

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I mention this only to establish my bona fides before I tell you that THE BIG BANG is the real deal, the real Spillane and the real Hammer, the lecherous, wise-cracking, violent Hammer the initiated know and love.

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A modern crime writer completes a second previously unfinished Mike Hammer novel, with slam-bang results.

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