Private eye Mike Hammer is no stranger to murder, but this time he has two to untangle: the killing of the Captain, a legless, homeless panhandler, dismissed by the police as minor, and the slaying of gambling kingpin Marty Wellman. Marty's lady friend, Helen Venn, turns to the P.I. for help when the Mob fingers her for the next kill. Seems the new kingpin, Carmen Rich, with whom Hammer has a violent history, thinks Helen made off with ten mil in skim money, courtesy of her late lover. But Mike Hammer knows a damsel in distress when he sees one and takes up Helen's cause, igniting a series of hit attempts on his life by a small army of out-of-town shooters. Such minor distractions can't prevent the toughest detective of them all from solving two murders and avenging a 'little death' in a big way.
This fully-dramatized, full cast, theater-of-the-mind audio adventure enhanced with sound effects and music is a follow-up to The New Adventures of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, Vol. 1, which was a finalist for the prestigious Audie® Award in 2009.
Stacy Keach, who first discovered Mickey Spillane's novels as a teenager, said, 'Being cast to play one of my childhood heroes was like entering a dream.' The Mike Hammer Theme, Harlem Nocturne, was written by Earle Hagen. Music composed and performed by Stacy Keach.
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MICKEY SPILLANE (1918-2006) introduced his signature detective character, Mike Hammer, in 1947 with I, the Jury. His books have sold over 225 million copies worldwide.
MAX ALLAN COLLINS, friend of and collaborator on books with Mickey Spillane, is the author of the graphic novel Road to Perdition, which was made into a major motion picture.
STACY KEACH, known worldwide for his television portrayal of detective Mike Hammer, is a consummate actor equally at home on stage, film, television, and audio narration. He has garnered numerous awards for his stage roles, most recently as Richard Nixon in the Kennedy Center's production of Frost/Nixon.From AudioFile:
This is a 21st-century Spillane yarn with all the clichés intact. The author would have loved Stacy Keach in the lead role of PI Mike Hammer. Keach idolized Mickey Spillane as a kid and perfected the character in his portrayal of Hammer in the CBS TV series. Now he's once again proving his mettle as the great private eye. In the audio format his impeccable timing and pacing achieve new excellence. The sound effects are those of a first-rate 1940s radio drama, updated to include vibrating cell phones and computers. Spillane fans will love this exceptional performance. Old-time radio listeners young and old will be fans, too. M.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2009. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 5.75x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1441712585