Tony Catell stole a gold ingot from a university science lab. Too bad the thing was radioactive. Now Tony has to get to LA to unload the radioactive gold bar on someone. The FBI is on Tony's trail, as is an alcoholic ex-lover. Can Tony's syndicate connections get him out of trouble? And what about his young lover?
Sometimes, I wonder how they pick the reprints for the Hard Case series. While this one was well written and fairly exciting, the main character wasn't likeable at all, especially in regard to the way he treats women. The way Lila takes his crap makes him even more unlikeable. The idea of having a radioactive gold bar and not knowing what to do with it was new but not enough to make me enjoy the rest of the story. Once Tony got to LA, the story meandered a bit.
While it was an exciting read, I didn't particularly enjoy it. 2.5 out of 5 at best.