The Goliath Bone (Paperback)

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In the midst of a Manhattan snowstorm, Hammer halts the violent robbery of a pair of college sweethearts who have stumbled onto a remarkable archaeological 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. A week before his death, Mickey Spillane entrusted his nearly finished manuscript and extensive notes to his frequent collaborator, Max Allan Collins, to complete.The result is a thriller as classic as Spillane''s own "I, the Jury "and" "as compelling as Collins''s "Road to Perdition."


Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780156035781
SKU 210596978
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0156035782
Release Date 7/1/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Mickey Spillane
One of the best-selling authors of all time, Mickey Spillane was born Frank Morrison Spillane in 1918 in Brooklyn to an Irish bartender and his Scottish wife, and grew up in New Jersey. He could be considered the king of pulp fiction. Prolific, uncompromising, and unapologetic, Spillane was criticized by Ernest Hemingway and praised by Ayn Rand. But critical acclaim meant little to this author, who judged his success based on the heights his bank account reached. Despite this proclaimed indifference, Spillane was an important figure in American writing, particularly given the sustained interest readers have in hard-boiled, pulpy detective fiction. ||Before committing to a writing career, Spillane worked as a salesman and reportedly as a circus trampoline artist. His first book, I, THE JURY (1947), introduced his enduring tough-guy private detective, Mike Hammer. Originally imagined as a comic book character, Hammer is an angry ex-Marine and misogynist who carries a Colt .45 nicknamed Betsy and practices vigilante-style justice. Hammer became the star of the novels, a TV series, films, and commercials--in fact, Spillane himself played Hammer in the flick THE GIRL HUNTERS and in many a beer commercial.||Having lived for many years--and with several wives--on the South Carolina coast, Spillane died of cancer in 2006.
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First Line "The snow had stopped. Barely an inch of it had come down to cover the icy sheet that made New York City shine with strange new prisms of light."
Annotation Mickey Spillane's posthumously published Mike Hammer story flagrantly flouts political correctness--but that's been part of Spillane's classic pulp formula since long before such standards emerged in public consciousness. This time two students discover what might be the leg bone of the mythical giant Goliath, sending Hammer off to battle extremists and terrorists in the Middle East. Allan Max Collins completed the work Spillane left unfinished upon his death.
Editors Note Halting a violent robbery attack on a pair of college sweethearts who inadvertently stumbled on a giant femur in the Valley of Elah, Private Investigator Mike Hammer postpones his marriage to Velda to take on Islamic Terrorists and Israeli extremists bent on recovering the relic for their own agendas.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0274
Publisher Mariner Books

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