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 snatched

Overview

"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 Consummatais 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. 

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857682888
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Hard Case Crime
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
476,714
Product dimensions:
5.01(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Mickey Spillane is the legendary crime writer credited with igniting the explosion of paperback publishing after World War II as a result of 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 addition to the Mike Hammer books, Spillane wrote standalone suspense novels such as The Delta Factor, which introduced the hero of The Consummata.

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 work and act as his literary executor. 

Max Allan Collins is the best-selling, award-winning author of Road to Perdition, the graphic novel that inspired the Oscar-winning movie starring Paul Newman and Tom Hanks, and of the acclaimed Nathan Heller series of historical hardboiled mysteries. 

He has also written novels based on major movies and TV series ranging fromSaving Private RyanAir Force One, and American Gangster to CSI and NYPD Blue. Also a filmmaker himself, Collins' films include Shades of NoirReal Time, and the documentary Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane

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The Consummata 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Charlie417 More than 1 year ago
He may have passed away but he left three books behind and a friend who was asked to follow through and complete and publish them. "Consummata", is the last and it has all we knew and loved in his novels. It pulls you in right frm the start and the action is non stop. the ending is a complete surprise and I dare you to not cheat to the end to see what it s. I will blow you away. Chuck
SeabeeDirtMover More than 1 year ago
Morgan the Raider is back, in trouble and neck deep in blades and bullets. Of course, he's getting to the bottom of some shady characters. Will not disappoint!