The Consummata

The Consummata

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by Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
     
 

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"FRIEND, YOU'RE TALKING TO A GUY 
    WITH A PRICE ON HIS HEAD AND 
     THE POLICE AT HIS BACK..." 

Compared to the $40 million the cops think he stole, $75,000 may not sound like much. But it's all the money in the world to the struggling Cuban exiles of Miami who rescued Morgan the Raider. So when it's… See more details below

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"FRIEND, YOU'RE TALKING TO A GUY 
    WITH A PRICE ON HIS HEAD AND 
     THE POLICE AT HIS BACK..." 

Compared to the $40 million the cops think he stole, $75,000 may not sound like much. But it's all the money in the world to the struggling Cuban exiles of Miami who rescued Morgan the Raider. So when it's snatched by a man the Cubans trusted, Morgan sets out to get it back.

A simple favor but as the bodies pile up -- dead men and beautiful women-- the Raider wonders what kind of Latin hell he's gotten himself into, and just who or what is the mysterious Consummata? 

Begun by mystery master Mickey Spillane in the late 1960s and completed four decades later by his friend Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition), The Consummata is the long-awaited follow-up to Spillane's bestseller The Delta Factor -- a breathtaking tale of treachery, sensuality, and violence, showcasing two giants of crime fiction at their pulse-pounding, two-fisted best.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Collins (Road to Perdition) once again successfully completes an unfinished Spillane crime novel, this one a sequel to 1967’s The Delta Factor. In the late 1960s, Morgan the Raider is on the run in Miami, after the Feds mistakenly ID him as the mastermind of a million theft. Fortunately, Cuban exiles come to Morgan’s rescue in the city’s Little Havana neighborhood. Their leader asks him to recover ,000 stolen from the anti-Castro émigrés by double agent Jaimie Halaquez, who infiltrated their movement on behalf of the Cuban government. When Morgan learns that Halaquez has been banned from Miami’s bordellos because of his violent tendencies, he explores rumors that a legendary dominatrix, the Consummata, is coming to town, to see whether she’ll lead him to Halaquez. There are ample servings of the sex and violence Spillane fans have come to expect, and it’s impossible to tell where Spillane’s work stops and Collins’s begins. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
The Consummata is a typical pedal-to-the-metal Mickey Spillane thriller that zips along at a fast, gut tightening pace, filled with lots of sexy and dangerous women and a true exotic mix of colorful supporting characters from both sides of the law...This is a seamless adventure that moves smoothly from chapter to chapter with one clear and exciting voice, echoing the bullet-blasting tales of a true Mystery Grandmaster. - NY Journal of Books

Praise for Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins:

"Morgan might prove to be Spillane's best creation...an all-out thriller!" - The New York Times 

"Collins' witty, hard-boiled prose would make Raymond Chandler proud." - Entertainment Weekly 

"Max Allan Collins is the closest thing we have to a 21st century Mickey Spillane." - This Week 

"No one can twist you through a maze with as much intensity and suspense as Max Allan Collins." - Clive Cussler

Library Journal
Collins again channels Spillane in this revenge-driven outing featuring Morgan the Raider (who appeared originally in Spillane's 1967 The Delta Factor). Here, Morgan is out to clear his name in a $40 million heist he didn't pull and to put a hardball slug from his trusty .45 between the eyes of whoever is making him the patsy. Hiding out in Miami's underbelly, Morgan is aided by exiled Cubans, who enlist him to help recover $75,000 they've amassed to help overthrow Castro, which was stolen by a trusted member of their group in a double cross. As soon as Morgan agrees to help, assassins begin trying to kill him, but that doesn't prove too easy. VERDICT Spillane/Collins furnishes just enough good old-fashioned sex and violence to keep the story flowing without overkill. The men are tough, the women are sexy, and the pages turn faster than the bodies pile up—what else could you ask for in a hard-boiled thriller? This should prove a satisfying read for either author's fans.—Mike Rogers, Library Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857685988
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Hard Case Crime
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
282,610
File size:
0 MB

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