The 11th adventure in the ground-breaking Hardman series
The Man, the “Black Godfather” of Atlanta, controls most of the crime in the city… but now someone wants to take it all away from him…by putting a bullet in his head and slaughtering his crew. The Man wants Hardman to find out who it is. So do two Atlanta cops who are desperate to stop a bloodbath on the streets. But Hardman wants nothing to do with it. Taking sides in a war he doesn’t want to fight could get him killed. The problem is, The Man isn’t taking no for answer. Hardman will be dead man either way… so he decides he might as well earn a buck on his way to the grave.
This new edition includes an afterword by David H. Everson, a political science professor and a two time Shamus Award nominated author
There's a killer stalking children in a small, North Carolina town...and the only one who can stop him is the local Sheriff, a man crippled physically and emotionally by a war that he's still fighting within himself. The haunting, powerful new thriller by Ralph Dennis, author of the legendary Hardman series of crime novels
Vince Gorman is a ruthless lawyer with flexible morality who makes problems go away for a big Atlanta developer... but his life is crumbling all around him.
Ralph Dennis may not have made literature of Hardman, but he damn sure touched on it more than a time or two.
Everything one expects from a private eye novel: exceptional characterization, strong and vigorous prose, and a glimpse into a place and time that has long since disappeared.
One of the best crime novel series ever written. This is straight-up, hardboiled crime fiction, written in a tight, evocative voice with a wicked, dark sense of humor. It's wonderful!