When Lee Scarborough came upon the brunette sunbathing topless in her back yard, getting involved in a heist was the last thing on his mind. But somehow that’s where he found himself—sneaking through a stranger’s house, on the hunt for $120,000 in embezzled bank funds.
It looked like an easy score. But one thing stood between him and the money: the beautiful and deadly Madelon Butler.
- “Madelon Butler [is] about the toughest babe you’ll meet in fiction.”
- — Mystery File
Raves for the legendary Charles Williams...
- First publication in almost 40 years!
- Author’s books have been made into numerous films, including Dead Calm starring Nicole Kidman, The Hot Spot starring Jennifer Connelly and Don Johnson, and Francois Truffaut’s last film, Confidentially Yours.
- Orson Welles’ famous unfinished movie, The Deep, was based on a Charles Williams novel.
- — The New Yorker
- "Brilliant, breathtaking, spectacular...Charles Williams is just about as good as they come."
- — Anthony Boucher, The New York Times
- "Charles Williams is one of the neglected hardboiled geniuses of his era...His novels were perfect little gems."
- — Joe R. Lansdale
- "No one can make violence seem more real."
- — John D. MacDonald
- "Williams was the best of all the Gold Medal writers."
- — Ed Gorman