When his cat is slain by a hit-and-run driver, Joseph Meaker transforms from serene intellectual to crazed killer as he sets out to have his revenge.
For twelve long years they remembered. For twelve long years they plotted. And now Captain Driscoll was going to pay for what he had done to them during the war.
The 87th Precinct squadroom is held hostage by a dead con’s suicidal wife, armed with a .38 and a bottle of nitro. Her target—Steve Carella!
Battered, burned, and captured, the man who will call himself Earl Drake is looking for an escape route out of a hospital ward. That escape comes in the form of a Pakistani plastic surgeon.
After his partner in crime goes missing, bank robber “Chet Anderson” sets out to track down his share of the loot… and enact brutal revenge against whoever it was who dealt with his partner.
After her family is murdered by Comanche, a frontier-woman straps on her pistol, grabs a carbine, and rides long and hard in her blood-bound quest of vengeance.
Big-game hunter is hired by vengeful banker to track down and kill son’s killer; the hunt will criss-cross America, and overlap with the killer’s wife on numerous occasions.
“When it’s time to say goodbye… Say It With Bullets!” A basic, if entertaining, little revenge tale from 1953, filled with light wit and hard action. (Because I haven’t dealt with Hard Case enough this month.)
“It was time to call in some favors. Because some situations call for negotiation, but some…call for gun work.” Blood and shell casings flow like water in this gritty Hard Case novel.
Collection of Robert Silverberg’s earliest stories, very pulpy, sometimes tacky, but all of them entertaining. If you can overlook their nature, they’re fun, exciting, and thrilling.
Cay Morgan is branded by a mysterious rival as a warning to stay out of the smuggling business. Our heroine hikes up her sleeves and plans for revenge.