These three Vic Powers stories present hard-boiled dysfunctionality at its most intense and brutal best. These are not tales for the easily squeamish, or those who want to spend their hours leisuring in countryclub-style mystery puzzlers. These are the darkest of excursions into taut, tough, nasty crime and noir excesses, featuring a flawed and violent hero whose life leads him on a one-way ride down into the very depths of his own demonic hell! These are the back alleys of the human heart--filled with shadowy recesses, dirty little secrets, and the occasional gallant gesture of a very human man who’s just trying to keep his head above the muck that always is threatening to engulf him. Great crime reading in the 1950s style, where…VIOLENCE IS THE ONLY SOLUTION!