...I re-read Donald Hamilton's The Wrecking Crew in the search of some red meat. And red meat I found.
Donald Hamilton is another of my favourite American fictioneers---I'd like to have sat at the bar and eavesdropped on a conversation (over drinks) between him and John D. MacDonald
...He was an avid fan of John D. MacDonald's Travis MacGee novels as well as Hamilton's Matt Helm novels. He always encouraged me to read them but I never did....I also picked up Death of A Citizen and some other Matt Helm novel years ago (I want to say The Punisher but my imagination might be making that up) but never got around to reading them.
John Drake wrote:
There must be some good novels out there. Anyone know what they might be?