The Goliath Bone (A Mike Hammer Novel)

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9781433248290: The Goliath Bone (A Mike Hammer Novel)

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The bestselling American mystery writer of all time brings back his world-famous private eye, Mike Hammer, for his biggest and most dangerous case yet.

On an amateur archeology dig in Israel, two students discover what appears to be the femur of the Biblical giant Goliath. As the novel opens, the young couple head into a subway station with the carefully wrapped bone in the boy's arms, when a hit man attempts to kill them. Mike Hammer, seeing the situation develop, comes to their rescue. It is only the beginning of their trouble as various factions will stop at little to obtain the precious item, each for their own selfish reasons. But Hammer and his loyal secretary, Velda, assure once again that good triumphs over evil.

Before he died, Mickey Spillane wrote the beginning and end of The Goliath Bone, as well as outlining the middle section, which was completed by his long-time friend and collaborator, the acclaimed mystery writer Max Allan Collins.

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"[Spillane has] a rough-hewn charm that’s as refreshing as it is rare."? Entertainment Weekly 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, Road to Perdition author Max Allan Collins, to complete. The Goliath Bone marks the triumphant return of Spillane's beloved PI Mike Hammer after a twelve-year hiatus, in a timely thriller destined to be a hard-boiled classic. "One of the all-time greats."?Rocky Mountain News (Denver) MICKEY SPILLANE (1918?2006) sold hundreds of millions of books. He introduced Mike Hammer to readers in 1947 with I, the Jury and was named a British Crime Writers' Association Grand Master in 1995. 

MAX ALLAN COLLINS is the author of Saving Private Ryan and the bestselling graphic novel Road to Perdition, among other works. He lives in Muscatine, Iowa.

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MICKEY SPILLANE was one of the most popular authors of all time, with millions of copies of his books in print worldwide. He introduced Mike Hammer to readers in 1947 with I, the Jury. He was named CWA Grand Master in 1995.

MAX ALLAN COLLINS has earned fifteen Shamus nominations from Private Eye Writers of America, winning for his Nathan Heller novels, True Detective and Stolen Away. His graphic novel Road to Perdition was the basis of the Academy® Award-winning film. His comics credits include ''Dick Tracy'', and his tie-in CSI books were listed on the USA Today bestseller list nine times and the New York Times list twice.

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