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The Last Cop Out

3.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  96 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Gillian Burke, known as the Gill, is a good tough cop thrown off the force in a frame-up, and looking to even a bloody score with the Mob. He's out to plow his way through a maze of gorgeous women and blasting guns, and take apart a secret army of assassins -- man by man and limb by limb -- until he can get his hands on his ultimate enemy for an orgy of blistering destruct ...more
Paperback, 451-Y5626, 190 pages
Published October 1st 1973 by Signet Books (first published 1973)
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Jason M Waltz
Graphic fun, a bit over the top, good ol' rough and tough copper versus the mob, the establishment, and society. poor POV transitions required numerous rereadings. was a quick read and a good interlude with a strong example of the 'virile and violent' hero.
Bob Bellamy
Dec 25, 2015 Bob Bellamy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Last Cop Out is a Knock Out

Its pure Spillane. Always at the top of his game. Reality as it used to be. This is good reading.
John Bruni
Jul 18, 2013 John Bruni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The cover for this book is probably one of the most eye-catching covers of its era. Take a look at the copy on the back, and you'll be shocked that something like this could have been published back then. It makes this book sound like a 190-page blood orgasm, and it lives up to expectations. Spillane is the best when it comes to psychotic heroes. Not anti-heroes, mind you, but HEROES. This book is the best example of it. It's an orgy of blood and vulgarity rivaled by no other crime book. It's an ...more
Maria Grazia
Spillane assomiglia ad Ellroy, per trame e ambientazioni, e anche per la violenza dei suoi personaggi che sembra fine a se stessa. Qui sangue e morte la fanno da protagonisti in ogni pagina, orchestrati da un ex poliziotto che porta avanti la sua vendetta contro chi lo ha fatto, per paura delle sue capacità, buttare fuori dalla polizia. Un ottimo romanzo, molto ben scritto, che non viene addolcito nemmeno dall'inevitabile storia d'amore.
Tyler Cole
Oct 29, 2013 Tyler Cole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, suspense
This was the first Mickey Spilliane book I have read. I doubt if this was his best effort. For me, there were too many players, too much dialog and low key suspense. The story did not flow well and at times seemed forced. I have bought his first book, I, The Jury, and will give him another chance.
Jonathan Stevens
Oct 11, 2012 Jonathan Stevens rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This aimless mess of a story is certainly not Mickey Spillane at his
best. Lots of graphic sex and brutality, but if that was supposed to
save it, it doesn't. I shhould have re-read an old Mike Hammer novel,
instead of this.

Lukas Persson
Jan 21, 2014 Lukas Persson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was a lot of fun; I like when classic pulp writers get to explore their dirtier side later in life.
May 16, 2008 Thierry rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Mickey Spillane was one of the world's most popular mystery writers. His specialty was tight-fisted, sadistic revenge stories, often featuring his alcoholic gumshoe Mike Hammer and a cast of evildoers who launder money or spout the Communist Party line.

His writing style was characterized by short words, lightning transitions, gruff sex and violent endings. It was once tallied that he offed 58 peop
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