Ron, I agree about Never Live Twice, Vengeance Man, and Strong Arm.
I'll have to look for Backfire. About Endless Hour--I've heard other
people rave about it, and maybe I'll have to reread that one, but
wasn't too fond about it the first time I read it. Years ago I thought
I hit paydirt finding a stack of Marlowe's Operation books at a used
bookstore, and was disappointed in the lot of them, partly because
they lacked the fierceness of Death, and partly because of the
softcore porn stuff he threw into them.
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> > Name of the Game is Death might
> > be my three favorite crime fiction books.
> Slight drift: couldn't agree more with the Dan Marlowe
> while since I tried ranking by genre, but NAME would probably be on
> Five List, certainly Top Ten. THE VENGENCE MAN, NEVER LIVE TWICE,
> ONE ENDLESS HOUR and STRONGARM are also terrific reads. FOUR FOR
> is also quite good.
> Ron C.
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