Collins does it again when it comes to hardboiled crime, with a one-eyed shamus named Johnny Dynamite who likes playing for keeps with the outfit. Johnny meets up with a former groupie turned actress named Selma Rosenkrantz stage name Vikki Vickers, who wants to be either a housewife or a movie star but her mobster boyfreind won't allow either until Johnny deals with him. When he comes back she's dead, and he swears to pay her louse of a boy freind back for it along with the guy who killed her. He kills the mobster and leaves Freddie Faust lying in the desert gut shot, but Faust strikes a deal with the devil. In exchange for immortality and wealth, Freddie forfeits his soul and goes back to Chicago to take over the rackets. He sends killers after Johnny and he sends them to the morgue, only to have them come back from the dead to get him, Johnny tracks Faust down and has it out with him. About thirty years later in the witness protection program, he finds Faust still alive and goes back home to finish the job. The body by the coroners own admission is thirty years old, so if they want to try him be his guest. A great story for all to read.