Hammer is summoned to a meeting with Jamie Winters, United States Senator from New York, and Jamie's lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator's contemplated White House bid. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realizes there is more to this case than just a salacious tape. Dragged into the cutthroat world of politics, can Hammer solve the case before the Senator's secret comes out?
Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006. Mike Hammer mystery thriller.
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