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The Big Showdown: A Caleb York Western #2

Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane

ISBN 9780786036165
Publish Date 3/28/2017
Format Paperback
Categories Western, Pinnacle

They killed the new sheriff.
Now they’ll have to deal with Caleb York . . .

Times are changing. Caleb York is saddling up to try his hand as a Pinkerton man out California way. But before he can leave Trinidad, New Mexico, a peaceful morning erupts in a barrage of gunfire. When the dust settles, Caleb has gunned down two bad men, with another just dodging a ticket to hell . . . but leaving one very good man lying dead in the street.

Lightning quick, Caleb rides after the fleeing gunman, only to be swept up in an evil wind blowing back through the sleepy town, threatening its very existence. Caleb’s only chance to restore justice is to load his guns, dig in his spurs, and take on a ruthless killer. In a town drowning in blood, riddled with bullets, and hoping for a hero, Caleb York is the right man at the right time—ready to face the vengeful outlaws in a chilling, storm-swept showdown.

“Spillane is a pioneer of tough-guy ethics.”—Washington Post

“Collins displays his mastery of Spillane’s distinctive two-fisted prose.”—Publishers Weekly

“Spillane is a master in compelling you to always turn the next page.”—The New York Times

About Max Allan Collins:

Max Allan Collins, Shamus Award winner and 2017 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Edgar Award winner, is the New York Times bestselling author of fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels, including Road to Perdition, which was adapted into the Oscar-winning film starring Paul Newman and Tom Hanks. He is the author of a number of popular mysteries, including Quarry, which was adapted into a Cinemax original crime drama series. He and his wife also co-author the acclaimed Trash ‘n’ Treasures cozy mystery series under the name Barbara Allan. In addition to writing, Collins is a filmmaker and created the documentary Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane. He lives in Iowa and can be found online at MaxAllanCollins.com.

About Mickey Spillane:

Spillane Centenary Celebration! March 9, 2018 will be Mickey Spillane’s 100th birthday. The year 2018 will feature many observances, including a special event at Bouchercon.

Mickey Spillane is the legendary crime writer credited with igniting the explosion of paperback publishing after World War II through the unprecedented success of his Mike Hammer novels. Spillane's novels sold tens of millions of copies. I, The Jury went through more than 60 paperback printings in 1947 alone. In 1995, he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. Before his death at the age of 88 in 2006, Spillane chose long-time friend Max Allan Collins to complete his unfinished works and act as his literary executor.


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