The Black Stiletto by Raymond Benson

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Could Martin Talbot's elderly, Alzheimer-stricken mother, Judy, really have been the Black Stiletto? When Martin discovers several volumes of her diaries hidden by his mother, he is stunned beyond all imagination. His mother, the underground heroine of yesteryear? The famed ,still unidentified woman who battled Communist spies, took on the Mafia, and preyed on common crooks? The woman who exacted punishment on evildoers without mercy? But it is all described, in great detail, in the diaries. What caused her to begin her quest for justice. Her decision to act outside the law. Her feats as the famed and feared vigilante. How her reputation exploded. In short, how it all played out. Could it be true? Talbot is filled with doubt and disbelief. But the reappearance of one of the Stiletto's old enemies with a thirst for merciless revenge makes the story more than real and could imperil the life of not only the Stiletto, but her son and granddaughter as well.
 

About Raymond Benson

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Raymond Benson is the highly acclaimed author of six original James Bond 007 novels, three film novelizations, three short stories, and two anthologies on Bond. Writing as David Michaels, Benson is a New York Times best-selling author, an Edger Alan Poe Award nominee, and a Readers' Choice Award winner for Best Thriller.
 
Published September 5, 2011 by Oceanview Publishing. 286 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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At the start of this disappointing thriller from Benson (Evil Hours), 48-year-old Martin Talbot learns from a confessional letter that his 72-year-old, Alzheimer's-afflicted mother, Judy, wrote years

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Taking the law into her own hands, seeking revenge for those whom she perceives as having been treated unjustly, and harboring a deep seated desire to kill her stepfather, Cooper justifies her actions by saying, “What’s wrong with fighting crime and protecting the innocent?” Author Benson doesn’t...

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Taking the law into her own hands, seeking revenge for those whom she perceives as having been treated unjustly, and harboring a deep seated desire to kill her stepfather, Cooper justifies her actions by saying, “What’s wrong with fighting crime and protecting the innocent?” Author Benson doesn’t...

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