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St. Louis Showdown (The Executioner #23)

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The show-me state of Missouri sees war in the streets of St. Louis when the Executioner arrives to do battle with the local Mafia. And the New York mob has already sent reinforcements to aid the St. Louis boys in their campaign to grab control of the states political machinery. The odds for survival tip dangerously . . . for justice and Bolan. Then more hit-men and assass ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 181 pages
Published October 11th 1979 by Pinnacle Books (first published January 1st 1975)
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Jake
Feb 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: pulp, thriller-spy
This series has been tremendous fun. I had challenged myself to read the entire original series up to book 38, but after this one, I've decided read something different for a little while.

This is true pulp. The series was very popular in the nineteen-seventies and early eighties. I heard that Harlequin took over the series and ... well, you know. I don't think I'll be reading any of those.

The hero, Mack Bolan AWOL Army Sniper, who has brought hell to the Mafia, has become a bullet-dodging, cop-
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Pops
Nov 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
I had never read a book from this ubiquitous series. I had seen dozens of different titles over the years, but had never noticed the St.Louis entry. As someone from the region, how could I turn down a book that reads, "St.Louis Blows!" across the back cover. I'm not sure if the author has ever been to St. Louis. It could have been set anywhere with a river with only a few cosmetic changes. I'll never understand how this series became so successful.
Timothy Boyd
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
An excellent men's adventure series from the 60s, 70's and 80's. The first 38 books are outstanding but then the series is taken over by a bunch of new writers writing under the name of the original creator and they take the series into a new direction I did not care for. The first 38 books are very recommended
Brad T.
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This was way too slow. Probably skimmed 50% of it.
Davidus1
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Living near St. Louis I appreciated the research of the city that Pendleton had done for the writing of this book. Another good one!
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Don Pendleton was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, December 12, 1927 and died October 23, 1995 in Arizona.

He wrote mystery, action/adventure, science-fiction, crime fiction, suspense, short stories, nonfiction, and was a comic scriptwriter, poet, screenwriter, essayist, and metaphysical scholar. He published more than 125 books in his long career, and his books have been published in more than 25 fo
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