The Goliath Bone: A Mike Hammer NovelPaperback
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- Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
- Format: Paperback | 288 pages
- Dimensions: 132mm x 198mm x 19mm | 204g
- Publication date: 7 January 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1849161445
- ISBN 13: 9781849161442
- Sales rank: 148,446
On an amateur dig in Israel, two students discover what appears to be the femur of a very large humanoid, and there's compelling evidence to suggest that it's the thigh bone of the Biblical giant, Goliath. Back in New York, they head into the subway carrying the carefully wrapped bone when a hitman attempts to kill them. Hammer comes to their rescue. It is only the beginning of their troubles. Some people will stop at nothing to get their hands on the precious item, each for their own nefarious reasons. Hammer and his loyal assistant Velda assure once again that the decent guys triumph in this cracking new thriller from an acknowledged master of the genre.
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Mickey Spillane was born in Brooklyn of an Irish father and Scottish mother. He concocted adventures for major 1940s comic book characters, including Captain Marvel, Superman and Batman. Many of his thrillers featured his signature detective Mike Hammer. By 1980 Spillane was responsible for seven of the top fifteen all-time bestselling fiction titles in America. He died in 2006, leaving several novels in draft, asking his friend, the thriller writer Max Allan Collins, to complete them.
'Entertaining and well-crafted ... faster than a Hollywood chariot chase. Fans will not be disappointed.' Sunday Express. 'A sharp, savvy piece of writing and it's good to have PI Mike Hammer back' Sunday Telegraph. 'Hard-boiled as hell and a fitting tribute to one of the masters of the craft' Independent on Sunday.