The Consummata by Mickey Spillane
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Compared to the $40 million the cops think he stole, $75,000 may not sound like much. But it's all the money in the world to the struggling Cuban exiles of Miami who rescued Morgan the Raider. So when it's snatched by a man the Cubans trusted, Morgan sets out to get it back.

A simple favor but as the bodies pile up -- dead men and beautiful women-- the Raider wonders what kind of Latin hell he's gotten himself into, and just who or what is the mysterious Consummata? 

Begun by mystery master Mickey Spillane in the late 1960s and completed four decades later by his friend Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition), The Consummata is the long-awaited follow-up to Spillane's bestseller The Delta Factor -- a breathtaking tale of treachery, sensuality, and violence, showcasing two giants of crime fiction at their pulse-pounding, two-fisted best. 

About Mickey Spillane

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MICKEY SPILLANE (1918-2006) sold hundreds of millions of books. He introduced iconic detective Mike Hammer to readers in 1947 with I, the Jury, and was named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master in 1995. Max Allan Collins is the author of the Shamus Award-winning Nathan Heller historical thrillers. His other books include the New York Times bestseller Saving Private Ryan and the USA Today bestselling CSI series. His comics writing ranges from the graphic novel Road to Perdition, source of the Tom Hanks film, to long runs as scripter of the Dick Tracy comic strip and his own innovative Ms. Tree. Collins is also a screenwriter and a leading indie filmmaker in his native Iowa, where he lives with his wife, writer Barbara Collins, and their son, Nathan.
Published October 4, 2011 by Hard Case Crime. 253 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Morgan learns that Halaquez has been banned from Miami’s bordellos because of his violent tendencies, he explores rumors that a legendary dominatrix, the Consummata, is coming to town, to see whether she’ll lead him to Halaquez.

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A posthumous “collaboration” between the late best-selling pulpster and one of his most vocal admirers, Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins’ The Consummata (Hard Case Crime) is a follow-up to Spillane’s 1967 best-seller, The Delta Factor.

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Book Reporter

THE CONSUMMATA is a terrific mystery novel that Mickey Spillane began in the 1960s.

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The story never lags, and although the title can be a bit misleading (The Consummata is a dominatrix whom Morgan hopes to enlist in finding Halaquez), the novel is actually about a man who struggles to find his way—both spiritually and physically—in the very real, very concrete world of Miami’s L...

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I spent a lot of years honing this bullshit detector.” In the 1960s, Mickey Spillane began to write The Consummata–a follow-up to The Delta Factor, the novel which introduced super-crook Morgan the Raider.

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Maybe Morgan should have passed on the case and conduct a heist on the Ho Chi Minh trail or - given Spillane's conservative slant - bust up some hippies.

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Introducing a new Spillane creation, Morgan the Raider, a "robbin' hood" who "never took any spoils from anyone who didn't have it coming," the debut novel served as the basis for a rote Christopher George action flick that so dissatisfied Spillane that he put aside the start of a sequel.

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