The Deadly Cotton Heart

The Deadly Cotton Heart by Ralph Dennis

The eighth novel in the legendary Hardman series.

Ex-cop Jim Hardman and ex-NFL player Hump Evans will do anything for a buck, short of murder. But this time, that’s exactly the service that Hardman is offering. He’s posing as a hitman in a sting being run by his only friend left on the Atlanta PD. The scam goes fatally wrong and Hardman becomes the guy with the target on his back…

This new edition includes an Afterword from author Robert J. Randisi, founder of the Private Eye Writers of America


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Reviews For The Deadly Cotton Heart

The Deadly Cotton Heart 5.0

Exceptional characterization, strong and vigorous prose, and a glimpse into a place and timethat has long since disappeared.

Mystery Scene

The Deadly Cotton Heart 5.0

Dennis may not have made literature of Hardman, but he damn sure touched on it more than a time or two.

Joe R. Lansdale