He called her Red. She called him in from the cold. For one short moment in the big, hard city they were friends--and then the girl turned up dead. Mike Hammer will walk through walls to find out who she was and why she died, even if he doesn't like the answers he gets. Even if they are all about a seamy network of call-girls, blackmail, and hoods. Hammer owes something to Red, and he plans to make good-because in this town a friend is hard to find.
Mickey Spillane has been hailed as "the most widely read writer in history." His novels celebrate a tradition of gut-wrenching action, gritty realism, and the best in fast-paced mystery.
Mickey Spillane published his first novel, I, the Jury, in 1947. Since then his books have sold more than 140 million copies, and his private eye character Mike Hammer has become a household name. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, Spillane lived, fished, and found that writing just kept coming back to find him in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Mickey Spillane died July 17, 2006.
Stacy Keach a star of stage, film, and television, won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Nomination for his acclaimed portrayal of Hemingway in the definitive television epic. His films include American History X, Escape from LA, Keep Your Distance, and Birds of Passage. Other television features include Prison Break, and Titus. Mr. Keach read all three volumes of The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway for Simon & Schuster Audio.