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Frank Morrison Spillane was born on March 9, 1918  and died on  July 17, 2006. He is famous as  Mickey Spillane. He was an American author of crime novels his main characters is  the detective Mike Hammer.

Hammer is a “hard man”: brutally violent, who feels a genuine anger (rabbia) against violent crime, this character is loosely (lontanamente) based on the real-life Texas Ranger and gunfighter (pistolero) Frank Hamer, famous for killing the criminal couple Bonnie & Clyde in 1934. He was a Second World War army veteran who spent two years fighting in the jungle in the Pacific theatre against Japan. Hammer  has a strong respect for the police – his best friend is Pat Chambers, Captain of Homicide NYPD  – as he knows that  they have a difficult job, but understands that sometimes law (legge) prevents (impedisce) real  justice. Written in the first person, Hammer describes his violent encounters in an explicit way . The Washington Times obituary of Spillane said of Hammer, “In a manner similar to Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry, Hammer was a cynical loner (solitario) contemptuous of the ‘tedious process’ of the legal system, choosing instead to enforce the law on his own terms.”

It was adapetd for televion by  Lary Brody (1984 – 89 )