The Girl with the Long Back
Norton, Apr 2004, 23.95, 239 pp.
The two leading drug lords Ralph Ember and Mansel Shade have heard the word of Chief Constable Mark Lane leaving and each one knows they must take action before the other has the edge. Newcomer Ferdinand Dubal sees this as an opening for him to carve out a major piece of the action. The violence explodes when he executes two of Dubal's thugs and a police informant is run over.