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
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.
The Man, the "Black Godfather" of Atlanta, wants Hardman to find out who is killing his crew before a gang war erupts. The 11th book in the legendary series.
In the 10th novel in the series, Hardman refuses to help a couple find their daughter, a fugitive wanted for robbery and murder, but Hump takes the case, putting their partnership in jeopardy.
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!