One innocent child...
One violent death film...
One extremely violent detective...
All coming together in a city ready to erupt in a relentless summer's heat.
There is only one possible result - bullets fly furiously, blood pours copiously and bodies tumble lifelessly.
Detective Reid Hollow becomes a hunter in a sea of human scum, acting as lawlessly and more aggressively than the criminals he stalks through alleys, warehouses and cheap hotels. Fueled by an obsession with death and the mental scars of a life of violence Hollow takes this case personally and will stop at nothing to destroy the people who murdered this poor child for their own debased pleasures.
Not for readers under 18 years of age, this book takes the noir genre and grinds it mercilessly into a new direction: HARD CORE NOIR.
This is a raw, sweaty fistful of a crime story, filled with contemptible creeps and believable, nasty action. Reid Hollow is a relentless, violent and lawless character... and he's the "good guy!" This gory noir would have scared all of the other books out of the wire rack in a 1930s smoke shop.
Mike Howlett, The Weird World of Eerie Publications
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Her Name is Violence has changed the face of noir forever. Hardcore, gritty, and in your face, the unforgettable Reid Hollow will leave you in awe with his heart of gold and his last frayed wits as he delves deep into a seedy underworld of filth and putrescence.
A noir classic of the first order. Intense and suspenseful. You will never forget Reid Hollow once you read this one!
I loved it, the main character's got a full personality, good and bad traits that make him seem a real person. The descriptions of the places, the people, the city, it all helps to create in my mind a city that, if not as forked up as the one in Frank Miller's Sin City, it is pretty much screwed up too. I like that, as in some other novels of the genre, deep down there is still some hope. Also, I like to see that the main character is not infallible, he's got his own issues and those mold him to be what he is. Great story, as I kept reading I couldn't put the book down. I believe Madigan did a great job with the setting and the descriptions. Most of all, there is no black and white but a full array of grays. I'll wait for the next case of Detective Reid Hollow and partners.