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Paperback Saint in New York Book

ISBN: 0930330978

ISBN13: 9780930330972

Saint in New York

(Part of the The Saint (#15) Series and Le Saint (#1) Series)

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Book Overview

The New York underworld in the 1930s was no place for an amateur. The gangsters tended to shoot first and ask questions later, and half the police were crooked whilst the other half were powerless... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

who is the big fella ?

If you only ever read one saint story ,you will be missing out on some great stuff, but THE SAINT IN NEW YORK would be the one to try . The saint at his best reckless as ever ,but coming very close to getting a set of wings to go with his halo . His way of expression ,english wit to hardend new york thugs is very amusing.Dont confuse this guy with the later tv saint, in this he bumps off the ungodly as quick as they would him ,with the help of gun ,knife and a mysterious female,beautiful but deadly.Trying to free the city from the clutchers of nicely sewn up crime ring,the saint works his way through some of the smaller fish,and gets dangerously closer to the sharp and powerfull jaws of the big fella,but who is the big fella ? GREAT STUFF .

Unusual but the Best Saint Novel

As the other reviewers wrote, the Saint was unusually cold and merciless in this book. Because the enemy was so big, so strong and so merciless; even the Saint was severely cornered several times. But I was glad because he still held his characteristics that made him so charming; impudence, recklessness, sense of humor and sense of justice. I also enjoyed the story very much; well-plotted, fast-paced and thrilling. And the climax was so dramatic! It will be one of the best Saint novels. Highly recommended.

Robin Hood of Modern Crime bashing the New York underworld

When Simon Templar, alias the Saint, is hired to avenge the murder af a millionair's son, he comes to New York to find a totally corrupt system. With impudence only he has, he cheerfully takes on the task of single-handedly cleaning up the City. We see the colder side of his personality when he swears to be completely ruthless after witnessing the mob's impersonal fatal "rides." This book is fast paced with a completely unexpected ending, with no dull spots anywhere. I would recommend it to anybody, even if you are not a Saint fan.

The Saint V The Mafia

I recently found an original copy of this book (costs 2'6(old British money)published by Hodder & Stoughton) and have found it thoroughly enjoyable. Mr Templar is hired to kill mobsters who killed a millionaires son, but got away with it due to the corrupt NY legal system. This is more of a 'dark' saint novel, where he is basically a hired assasin, yet he still lives true to his ethos, he is debonair and dashing throughout. I highly recommend this book

The Saint gets tough on New York's mafia

This is somewhat a departure from the usual Saint stories. Whereas The Saint is generally quite laid-back, carefree, and full of humor, we see the much more serious and hard-edged side of his personality during his trip to the Big Apple. Though this story was written over 60 years ago, it reads as if it could very well be happening today. The ending is stunning--very explosive and very dramatic. For even the casual Saint fan, this book is a must-read!
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