The Continental OpBook - 1992
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.
multcolib_rachaels Apr 30, 2014
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.