"THE TOUGH YOUNGER SET PROWLS THE BACK ALLEYS OF PASSION AND VIOLENCE"
MONARCH BOOKS K53
DERBY, CONNECTICUT, USA
FIRST PRINTING JANUARY 1961
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY FREDERICK FELL 1960
THE TOUGH ONES
THE PLACE: A corrupt boys' reformatory, where the systematic practice of violence and vice has driven the angry inmates to the breaking point.
THE PEOPLE: The Keepers - led by Head Guard Clawson, who gets his kicks tormenting weaker boys - while his wife Gretta gets hers from the tough ones.
The Inmates - led by Waxy, a street gang leader who wants savage revenge on his captors - and Kenny, a delinquent who wants to go straight.
THE PAY-OFF: A prison break that rocks the institution, when 50 emotionally warped teen-agers run riot - with Gretta Clawson their No.1 hostage!