Vince Gorman is a ruthless lawyer with flexible morality who makes problems go away for David Wardlaw, an Atlanta real estate developer and the owner of the city’s pro basketball team. Wardlaw doesn’t care how Vince fixes things…as long as it gets done. But now Vince is in over his head… covering up a possibly fatal hit-and-run by the team’s hard-partying star shooter… and competing with Wardlaw’s rivals to bribe, blackmail and intimidate the corrupt politicians who award the city’s rich construction contracts…all while desperately scrambling to keep his own life of dark secrets, relentless womanizing, and soul-rotting compromises from crashing down around him.
This is an edited and revised version of a book previously published in 1975 under the title Atlanta.
A killer-for-hire retribution for a man murdered for uncovering small-town corruption...and justice for another man on death row, falsely convicted of raping and murdering a child.
Hardman and his buddy Hump, the ex-NFL star, get sucked into a scheme involving a hundred grand in stolen jewelry and two corpses...and counting. The 12th and final book in the series.
Exceptional characterization, strong and vigorous prose, and a glimpse into a place and time that has long since disappeared.
Straight-up, hardboiled crime fiction, written in a tight, evocative voice with a wicked, dark sense of humor.
His prose is muscular, swift and highly readable.
Ralph Dennis has mastered the genre and supplied top entertainment.