Revenge mishmash, with the gore of Death Wish and The Godfather but none of their talent. The poet-hero is John Edward Pike,...

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Revenge mishmash, with the gore of Death Wish and The Godfather but none of their talent. The poet-hero is John Edward Pike, who's visiting an Arizona investigative-reporter pal with his eight-year-old son Jordan. . . until Jordan and the reporter are blown up in his car by a Mafia bomb. (The reporter's new book-manuscript was coming too close for comfort in naming names.) So, ignited, Pike takes the manuscript as a blueprint for his vendetta against the Mafia: with the bloodlust of Mike Hammer, he begins wiping out kingpins one by one around the country. And, since the Five Families don't know about Pike, they think there's a gang war on and start killing each other. And finally, after Pike gets involved with assorted Mafia-connected low-lifes, he comes face to face with a Godfather. . . . Dullsville--despite the flying blood and caved-in skulls and icepicks in the ear.

Pub Date: March 1, 1982

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1982