An operative heads to the steamy Caribbean and brings some heat of his own: "I admire Philip Atlee's writing tremendously." -Raymond Chandler
Joe Gall is the kind of guy who gets called in when no one else can get the job done-a freelance operative with a CIA background who knows how to track down intel, hide in the shadows, find his quarry, and eliminate the threat. Now, a Caribbean island is having a problem with snakes-the kind only someone like Joe Gall can exterminate . . .
From an Edgar Award finalist called "the John D. MacDonald of espionage fiction," this is a hard-hitting tale of action, danger, and international intrigue (Larry McMurtry, The New York Times).
Philip Atlee (1915-1991) was the creator of the long-running Joe Gall Mysteries, which is comprised of twenty-two novels published in the 1960s and 70s. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Atlee wrote several novels and screenplays-including Thunder Road starring Robert Mitchum, and Big Jim McLain starring John Wayne-before producing the series for which he is known. An avid flyer, he was a member of the Flying Tigers before World War II and joined the Marines after the attack on Pearl Harbor.