Out of the night comes a menacing winged figure! Blind district attorney Tony Quinn takes his battle for justice from the courtrooms to the streets, battling evil as The Black Bat!
When rivalry, chaos and intrigue explode in a welter of murder, The Black Bat is faced with the sternest mystery challenge of his career! For generations, the Bolton family rules the city of Norwood — until Death took command!
The Black Bat carried on his battle against crime for fourteen years, but he did not do it alone, not even before he put on the mask. Aggressive District Attorney Tony Quinn found himself a victim of crime when a gangster doused his face in acid, blinding Quinn seemingly permanently. Even though Quinn’s sight would be restored with a few extra perks by an experimental surgery, he still struggled with adapting to his new situation and was assisted in this in part because of his valet, Norton ‘Silk’ Kirby.
As an ally to a Pulp hero, Silk Kirby proves unique in a couple of ways. Although he is not the first valet to throw his fists in support of his boss in pulp fiction, Silk is not a genius in some scientific endeavor or necessarily an expert in any given field. He is a man who, thanks to the intervention of Tony Quinn before becoming The Black Bat, is given a second chance and as a sort of atonement, contributes to his employer’s crusade against evil. What makes Silk stand out even more is that he was given the second chance because he had been a criminal and attempted to rob Quinn. Seeing something of value in him, Quinn convinced him to leave crime behind. Following his accident and surgery, Quinn decides to don the mantle of The Black Bat. Silk Kirby’s assistance and knowledge of the underworld and his effusive charm, his ability to blend in with criminals, become invaluable to his boss’ war on crime.
Thrill to City of Hate, originally published in Black Book Detective #82 November 1948 and read with two fisted excitement by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Double Murder
Chapter 2: Executive Orders
Chapter 3: The Black Bat Starts the Wheels
Chapter 4: “Get Out of Town!”
Chapter 5: Detective With a Grudge
Chapter 6: Lady With a Secret
Chapter 7: Target in the Night
Chapter 8: The Suspects Gather
Chapter 9: Quinn in Action
Chapter 10: The High Trap
Chapter 11: The Black Bat’s Dilemma
Chapter 12: The Unknown Dead
Chapter 13: Run for Your Life
Chapter 14: Murder Trial
Chapter 15: The Bait
Chapter 16: Without Proof
Chapter 17: Forced Confession