An Exciting Novel By The Author Of BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
MONARCH BOOKS 421
FIRST PRINTING MARCH 1964
DERBY, CONNECTICUT, USA
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY M.S.MILL AND WILLIAM MORROW 1962
COVER ART BY STAN BORACK
that's what the neighbors called the sprawling Old-Law tenement on Manhattan's East Side. Now empty of all but four apartments, it loomed dark and brooding, a magnet for violence while awaiting destruction.
Clem Regan was one of the four occupants of The Barracks. A simple man, Clem never looked for trouble. But trouble came with the teen-aged Elena-and a knife-wielding, vengeful gang. Then Frankie Zitek, an escaped murderer, found The Barracks a perfect hideout from the police.
From then on, the two threads of violence enmeshed Clem with ever-increasing tension, making his life a nightmare of terror.
All the chilling suspense that made Bad Day at Black Rock such a memorable book and movie distinguishes this latest novel by Michael Niall.