(From the publisher):
What happened to Mike Hammer?
For seven straight years he hit the bottle until he ended in the gutter. Seven years ago, he sent a girl out on a job, a girl he loved. She never came back. That's when Mike Hammer started his fast skid to the bottom.
Then, from the lips of a dying man, the alcoholic private eye got a shock that jolted his sodden nerves back to life.
Velda was alive! But not for long... unless Hammer could get to her quick.
Mike Hammer closes in on an underground network of international spies as he chases a mastermind assassin called the Dragon. They both want Velda, but the Dragon wants her dead. And there's someone who wants Hammer... and that someone is a Spillane-special female, hauntingly bad, too beautiful to be good.
Original title: The Girl Hunters
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Noir