True Crime detective Nathan Heller returns in a brand new case that connects a millionaire’s kidnapped child to Robert F. Kennedy’s campaign to bring down union boss Jimmy Hoffa.
Nathan Heller, star of MWA Grandmaster Max Allan Collins’ most acclaimed series of novels (more than 1 million copies sold to date!), comes to Hard Case Crime for the first time in an all-new thriller drawn from the pages of history. A millionaire’s son is kidnapped and private eye Heller is called in to help. But when half of the record $600,000 ransom goes missing, Heller must wade through a morass of deception and depravity to blow the lid off a notorious crime whose consequences reach into the corridors of power in Washington D.C., where Bobby Kennedy works tirelessly to take down crooked union boss Jimmy Hoffa….
About the Author
Max Allan Collins was hailed in 2004 by Publishers Weekly as "a new breed of writer." A frequent Mystery Writers of America nominee in both fiction and non-fiction categories, he has earned an unprecedented eighteen Private Eye Writers of America nominations, winning for his Nathan Heller novels, True Detective (1983) and Stolen Away (1991). In 2002, his graphic novel Road to Perdition was adapted into an Academy-Award winning film, starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law and Daniel Craig. He lives in Iowa, USA.
"An ambience-rich crime story that connects power brokers and lowlifes in an aromatic stew as sleazy as it is irresistible." - Booklist
"The Big Bundle is classic Max Collins, that alone should have you pre-ordering it. Of all his Heller novels to date, this one will leave you feeling as if you’d been sucker punched." Pulp Fiction Reviews
Praise for the author:
Nathan Heller is the perfect private eye.—New York Daily News
Collins has an outwardly artless style that conceals a great deal of art. —New York Times
A unique private eye series with a believable, enduring hard-boiled hero.—Los Angeles Times
The master of true-crime fiction. —Chicago Magazine
Collins has not only devised an original take on what may well be the most-written-about crime in history but also made Heller's role in the case plausible.—Publishers Weekly on Target Lancer
Target Lancer brings us a different, fact-based assassination scenario, eerily paralleling the Dealey Plaza nightmare. —Kirkus Reviews on Target Lancer
Collins spins a fascinating tale with appearances by Jack Ruby, Jimmy Hoffa, and Bobby Kennedy. Gripping from the get-go, this will satisfy both Heller fans and assassination wonks ever eager for a new spin on the story. —Booklist on Target Lancer