Dashiell Hammett's strangest and most personal work. Ned Beaumont is a tall, thin, moustache-wearing, TB-ridden, drinking, gambling, hanger-on to the political boss of a corrupt Eastern city. Nevertheless, like every Hammett hero (and like Hammett himself), he has an unbreakable, if idiosyncratic, moral code.
Ned's boss wants to better himself with a thoroughbred senator's daughter; but does he want it badly enough to commit murder?
If he's innocent, who wants him in the frame? Beaumont must find out.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 02/02/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781409138044