Synopses & Reviews
Somewhere in Philadelphia, a master engraver is turning out brilliant forgeries of U.S. currency plates for an organized crime gang - and the government wants to put a stop to it. But how can they get close enough to bring down the criminal enterprise from the inside?
By snatching a west coast crime boss' right-hand man and sending a federal agent undercover in the man's place. His assignment: pose as a buyer of counterfeit bills and try to get the engraver out. Which works fine - until he crosses paths with someone who knows the man he replaced...
A lost masterpiece from science fiction Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, published as a complete novel for the very first time!
"Crisp, straightforward prose propels this tough-guy novella from multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Silverberg (To Open the Sky), originally published pseudonymously in the magazine Trapped in 1962 as Too Much Blood on the Mink. Nick, an agent for an unnamed federal agency, assumes the identity of a West Coast crime figure, Vic Lowney, in order to deal with Philadelphia counterfeiter Henry Klaus and his gang, who are producing top quality and bills. Other gangsters create complications, as do a number of curvaceous dames. While Nick negotiates traps and ambushes, he runs a scam of his own to try to bring down all the bad guys at once. Two short stories, 'Dangerous Doll' and 'One Night of Violence,' round out a volume sure to be a treat for Silverberg completists as well as fans of pulp crime fiction." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
A five-time winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards and Grandmaster of the Science Fiction Writers of America, Robert Silverberg
is one of the most acclaimed living authors of fantasy and science fiction.
Before publishing his best-known science fiction, however, Silverberg wrote more than one million words in other genres under a variety of fake names, including numerous paperback crime novels and stories for pulp magazines such as Trapped, Guilty, and Double-Action Detective.