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The Name of the Game Is Death

(1962)
(Operation Overkill)
(The first book in the Drake: The Man With Nobody's Face series)
A novel by

 
 
"Two guys with guts and a go-to-hell-with-you-Jack regard for consequences have about three chances in ten of pulling off a big, well-planned smash-and-grab.  If one of them can shoot like me . . . the odds are a damn sight better."

In the course of his line of business, the man who calls himself Roy Martin has robbed a bank in Phoenix, killed three men, and caught a bullet in his arm.  Safety--and one half of $178,000--awaits him on the other side of the country.  All that separates "Martin" from his destination are two thousand treacherous miles and three lethal temptations:  to trust the wrong friend, to love the right woman, and to start believing that a man like himself can ever be safe.

The Name of the Game is Death combines a narrative as taut as a hangman's rope with chillingly authentic insights into the psychology of casual murder.

Genre: Mystery

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October 1993 : UK Paperback

Title: The Name of the Game is Death
Author(s): Dan Marlowe
ISBN: 0-09-937251-7 / 978-0-09-937251-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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April 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Name of the Game Is Death
Author(s): Dan J Marlowe
ISBN: 0-679-73848-7 / 978-0-679-73848-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The name of the game is death
Author(s): Dan J Marlowe
ISBN: 0-88739-042-0 / 978-0-88739-042-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Distributed by Creative Arts Book Co
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September 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Operation Overkill (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Dan J Marlowe
ISBN: 0-340-17835-3 / 978-0-340-17835-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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1973 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The name of the game is death
Author(s): Dan James Marlowe
ISBN: 0-7075-0210-1 / 978-0-7075-0210-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gold Lion Books
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