Big Man, Richard Marsten, Pocket Books Inc., New York, 1959.
Mass Market Paperback, good, bumping and wear along spine,light creasing along front & back covers, red around edges. First Pocketbook Edition #1235.
“How to get ahead in big-time crime. Frankie was only a young punk the first time he came to see Mr. Carfon, the Big Man of the organization. But Frankie fitted into the setup. He had already plugged two cops. Frankie had big ideas. He was willing to work to get what he wanted. Even if it meant a murder now and then. Soon Frankie was up to the Number Three spot at a salary of forty grand a year – not bad for a young hood. It looked like Frankie was going all the way. Then the Big Man asked him to shoot a woman named May Taglio. There was only one catch. May Taglio was Frankie’s wife!”
Richard Marsten is a pseudonym used by author Evan Hunter who, among many other works, penned the screenplay of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds”.