A pilot forced to make an emergency landing in the desert finds himself at the center of a struggle between FBI agents, unsavory fortune hunters, and the local Indian tribe, and in The Last Stand, they vie for a mysterious find that could mean wealth and power—or death. When legendary mystery writer Mickey Spillane died in 2006, he left behind the manuscript of this final novel he'd just completed, which he asked his friend and colleague Max Allan Collins to publish. It is paired here with a previously unpublished early Hammer novella, A Bullet for Satisfaction, in which a tarnished former cop goes on a crusade to find a politician's killer and avoid the .45-caliber slug with his name on it.
The Last Stand
Author: Mickey Spillane. Max Allan Collins, intro.