Re: RARA-AVIS: sidekicks

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 13 Nov 2001

Jim wrote:

"Mike Hammer and the Op may have done things that can't be condoned morally or legally, but at least they did it themselves, and suffered whatever consequences, to their legal status or to their consciences, may have resulted. They held their own water, and whether you agree with their actions or not, they earn a measure of respect for this."

Though Hammer may have killed with impunity, the one "who done it" in the Spillane books I've read is always the one woman Mike hasn't slept with, so he has his own way of remaining pure.


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