The classic 1970s vigilante series is back… for the first time in nearly fifty years.
Ben Martin is a married, Vietnam vet who opens a produce wholesale business in New York City. Life is good until he’s threatened by mobsters, who demand protection money from him to continue doing business. But they soon discover that they are the ones who need protection…from him. Instead of backing off, the mob retaliates, leading to bloodshed and tragedy, and spurring Martin into a one-man war on crime that could cost him his soul and his life.
This new edition features an Afterword by Eric Compton, co-host of the Paperback Warrior podcast.
All SIX novels in the globe-trotting, high-adventure Handyman series in ONE ebook!
All six novels in the classic Revenger series in one action-packed ebook.
The second action-packed novel in the acclaimed Handyman series, back in print for the first time in fifty years. Freelance spy Jefferson Boone is sent by a trio of international intelligence agencies to a lush spa in Austria to investigate a "terrorism for profit" operation, but gets there too late to stop their latest massacre. Now he's got to expose and destroy the global conspiracy before more innocent people die.
This book works exceptionally well. Ben is a believable action hero. He’s not just a good guy with a gun. The breakdown from decent man to cold assassin is a slow burn, but a morbidly entertaining one. A stand-out series.
While 50 years have past since its first publication, THE REVENGER remains as fresh & relevant as any crime novel published in the last few years.
Messmann keeps it real. Martin is prone to a lot of soul-searching. At his core, though, he's still a 'specialist in death' who pulled off so many assassinations in Vietnam that he became legendary. Highly recommended.
Martin, while capable of violent action, is more introspective than many of his fellow Mafia busters.
A violent, dark & even thought-provoking thriller...a marvelous story of vengeance.