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Hot Lead, Cold Justice: A Caleb York Western #5

Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane

ISBN 9781496716798
Publish Date 6/1/2020
Format Hardcover
Categories Western, Series
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Legendary crime writer Mickey Spillane’s celebrated tin-star hero Caleb York returns in the explosive Western saga by New York Times bestselling author Max Allan Collins. This time, the revered New Mexico gunhand unloads his .44 in a brewing storm brutal enough to freeze the blood.

A killer blizzard sweeping across the Southwest threatens the livelihoods of everyone in the town of Trinidad. But it’s two gunshots that fell Sheriff Caleb York’s unlucky deputy. As sure as the blood pooling in the snow, York knows it was a case of mistaken identity. The bullets were meant for him.

It’s the first nasty step in a plan rustled up by former Quantrill’s Raider Luke “Burn ’Em” Burnham—eliminate the law, corral a team to rob a bank in booming Las Vegas, New Mexico, then lay low. With a treacherous local merchant for cover, and York out of the picture, all they’ll have to do is wait for the calm. Then they get wind of one little hitch: not only is York still alive, but he’s gunning for justice—and revenge.

As the winter weather bears down, the stir-crazy outlaws aim to finish what they started—take down York and disappear into the blinding storm. As a chilling cat-and-mouse begins, York isn’t about to let Burnham and his damnable gang get away. It’d be a cold day in hell if he did.

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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