Mike Hammer’s cop pal Captain Pat Chambers of Homicide is nearing retirement, and Mike and his gorgeous secretary Velda are planning a much overdue marriage. It seems a mellow time for America’s toughest detective—until an assassin’s bullet almost brings him down on his office doorstep. Could the attempted hit have anything to do with the impending release of a serial killer put away by Mike and Pat decades ago? Or is the reason buried in the cave where the Mob once cached a secret fortune—a cave whose “address” Mike Hammer alone knows?
In what Mickey Spillane had planned to be the final Mike Hammer novel—begun in the late 1990s and completed by Max Allan Collins—the iconic tough guy has not dimmed with age. He is just as sharp and deadly as ever.