Created by Ed Lacy (pseud. of Leonard S. Zinberg)
MARTY BOND was a formerly notorious "cop, judge, brute, and little god" who was finally "retired" fired from the NYPD. Now he's scraping the bottom; as a house dick in a ratty New York hotel, drinking way too much, running scams and protecting petty rackets. And then his stepson, an auxilliary cop, is almost beaten to death after stumbling across a reported robbery that just doesn't feel right to him. Marty feels compelled to investigate
A nasty little slice of 1950s hard-boiled pulp that out-Spillanes Spillane.
Author Lacy (actually Leonard S. Zinberg) was one of the best writers of the fifties pulp paperback boom, best known for creating the ground-breaking African-American private eye Toussaint Moore, but also responsible for several other fine featuring hard-boiled detectives such as Hal Darling, Barney Harris, John O'Hara, Matt Ranzino, Lee Hayes and Billy Wallace.
An eye by any other name would still smell as sweet.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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