Man on the Run by Charles Williams

Man on the Run by Charles Williams

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Pursued by the police, a desperate man fights to stay free—and stay alive

It’s raining hard when the man leaps off the train. He lands safely and creeps into town, praying he will find someplace to hide. It’s nearly daylight, and the police are not far behind. He breaks into an unoccupied seaside cottage, and is overjoyed to find coffee, whiskey, and cigarettes. But before the fugitive can relax, the doorknob rattles. The police are at the door. 

Russell Foley, third mate on an oil tanker, is not a cop killer. But the night before he got into a fight with a police detective, and a few hours later the cop was found stabbed to death. Unable to explain himself, he bolts, hoping to evade the police and somehow find the real killer. But for a man who cannot stop running, justice can be a hard thing to find.


“[Williams] is just about as good as they come.” —The New York Times

“One of the neglected hardboiled geniuses . . . his novels were perfect little gems.” —Joe R. Lansdale, author of Savage Season

“Relying on wit, humor and ingenious plotting, Williams's characters constantly attempt to outwit the system.” —Woody Haut, author of Pulp Culture

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