Would Nolan bury the hatchet with the mob or would they bury him first? They don't come any tougher than Nolan - but even a hardened professional thief can't fight off the whole Chicago mafia. So after 16 years on the run, Nolan's ready to let an old friend broker a truce. The terms: Pull off one last heist and hand over the proceeds. But when things go wrong, Nolan finds himself facing the deadliest double cross fo his career. Fortunately, Nolan has a knack for survival - and an unmatched hunger for revenge.
Collins admits in the postscript that the inspiration for Nolan was none other than Richard Stark's Parker. The book reads like a Parker book. Actually it's two books combined into one. Not a bad pulp read. The only criticism I would have is that the first half of the first book seems to take place in the late 60s but by the end of the book it seems to take place in the late 70s. No doubt Collins rewrote some of this later in his career. All in all, it's a decent addition to the Hard Case Crime series.