The protagonist, Mike Hammer, feels alienated from a mainstream society whose values, he feels, are no match for the evil he must deal with. In the book’s opening scene, Hammer walks on a rainy night and reviews the ways in which mainstream society labels him a killer, and he questions whether there is some truth to a judges’ denunciation of his actions.
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This hardcover 1953 edition has a dark blue cloth cover and sky blue lettering. The unclipped dust cover is torn and creased. There is foxing and a pen inscription to the inside front page. A pure reading copy of an old and well-loved edition.