An escapee from a Spanish prison hunts for his bestfriend’s killer in New York
For more than a year, Kit McKittrick languishes in aFascist prison, his days spent in darkness and his nights tortured by fear ofhis limping jailer, whose name he never learns. He escapes Spain with the helpof Louie Lepetino, a childhood friend who came with him to fight on behalf ofthe Republican cause. Back in the United States, Kit heads out West to recoverfrom his ordeal, while Louie returns to a life of cafés and cocktail parties inNew York. But Kit’s convalescence is cut short when he learns Louie has taken afatal tumble out of a window, and he journeys to New York to discover who gavehis savior the final push.
Only a woman could have led Louie to his death, Kitthinks, and New York is full of femmesfatales. But man or woman, Louie’s murderer should watch out for Kit. Hewants vengeance, and he’s willing to kill for it.