The Continental Op
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From Library Staff
The Continental Op is a 20th c. US mythical figure - a complicated un-hero who nevertheless embodies a kind of American ideal about law, order and the troubled but allegedly unbreakable individual. -Eric G.
Hammett's short stories about the nameless Op first appeared in the 1920s. These were among the first noir stories, and are considered by some to be the finest.