A brutally-wronged girl--now a grown woman--cold, clever, calculating--is mistakenly presumed dead.
A macabre magician with a secret past, stalked by an exotic and enigmatic assassin.
A woman with breathtaking beauty and an insidious scheme that is as vicious as she is vindictive.
An ex-pro-lineman turned savage gangster . . . a threat to everyone with his all-consuming greed.
A young ambitious cop drawn to a wealthy but willful woman . . . a woman as wily as she is wild.
His father, legendary Chicago cop, Larry Cole, must stop them all, particularly the deviously deadly femme fatale. Beautiful as she is bloody, relentlessly obsessed, bent on vile, violent . . . revenge.
“Hugh Holton was a master storyteller. How fitting that this final novel about Chicago cop Larry Cole should be one of Hugh's very best books.”
—Ed Gorman, author of Sleeping Dogs
“Hugh Holton toiled both in the trenches and on the hill of command in the war against crime; everything he writes can be taken as gospel. But the true power of his prose comes from a combination of pragmatism and compassion that will keep his books in print many years after his splashier contemporaries are forgotten.”
—Loren D. Estleman, author of Nicotine Kiss
“Hugh Holton's last novel, Revenge is a damned fine read. I enjoyed it immensely. Revenge struck me on three levels - viscerally because of the blazing action, total enjoyment because of his storytelling skills, and poignancy because of Hugh's untimely demise.”
—David Hagberg, author of Dance with the Dragon
“Anyone who's spent any time around big-city cops knows that Hugh Holton's writing is the real thing. Impeccable authenticity combines with great storytelling and blood-real characters to make every one of the author's books a terrific read. Superb!”
—Ralph Peters, author of Wars of Blood and Faith