By Jim Thompson
William Collins is particularly good-looking, very well mannered, and intensely pleasant. His is additionally harmful whilst aroused. Now Collins, a one-time boxer with a deadly "accident" in his earlier, has damaged out of his fourth psychological establishment and met up with an affable con guy and a hugely arousing girl, whose plans for him contain kidnapping, homicide, and lots more and plenty, a lot worse.
First released in 1960
Bill Collins is younger, stable having a look, agile and powerful yet he's a drifter with light a number of neuroses, out and in of associations, and dangerously violent sometimes. whilst he will get concerned with the hard-drinking Fay Anderson and the deceptively friendly ex-police officer we all know as Uncle Bud in a ruthless kidnap plot, every little thing is going to hell in a rush, and the tip, for invoice, is inevitable and shattering. it is a journey de strength of paranoia and violence from the grasp of the crime noir novel.
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