Hard Case Crime, Paperback, 9780857682888, 255pp.
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
"FRIEND, YOU'RE TALKING TO A GUY
WITH A PRICE ON HIS HEAD AND
THE POLICE AT HIS BACK..."
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 Consummatais 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.
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.
The Consummata is a typical pedal-to-the-metal Mickey Spillane thriller that zips along at a fast, gut tightening pace, filled with lots of sexy and dangerous women and a true exotic mix of colorful supporting characters from both sides of the law...This is a seamless adventure that moves smoothly from chapter to chapter with one clear and exciting voice, echoing the bullet-blasting tales of a true Mystery Grandmaster. - NY Journal of Books
Praise for Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins:
"Morgan might prove to be Spillane's best creation...an all-out thriller!" - The New York Times
"Collins' witty, hard-boiled prose would make Raymond Chandler proud." - Entertainment Weekly
"Max Allan Collins is the closest thing we have to a 21st century Mickey Spillane." - This Week
"No one can twist you through a maze with as much intensity and suspense as Max Allan Collins." - Clive Cussler