COMPACT BOOKS F345
FIRST PRINTING 1968
the young wolves
They hunted as a pack, terrorizing the town with looting, fire-raising and rape...
A chance meeting with an old friend, whom he finds distraught and angry, puts Hank Janson on the trail of a gang of youths who appear to have been trained by some mysterious background character in all the ignoble arts of terror and extortion.
Joe Radinski had good cause to be angry; because he had refused to "co-operate" with the gang his 12-year old daughter had been brutally imprisoned and raped by these boys, for whom a conveniently arranged alibi had served to prevent any effective police action against them.
Gradually but remorselessly, Hank moves in on the gang's home ground, vowing to tear it apart, with his bare hands if necessary. When he starts showing results, the hidden power hits back in predictably ruthless fashion; but by this time Hank has the assistance of the very attractive and nimble-witted Cilla, with her own good reasons for hating the gang. She not only saves him from a very tricky situation, and helps him in his quest for the identity of his mystery quarry, but also manages to excel in the more intimate arts of which hank is something of an expert and connoisseur.