My Gun Is Quick (1950) is Mickey Spillane's second novel featuring private investigator Mike Hammer.
The story starts with Mike Hammer meeting a red-headed prostitute in a Diner. She is hassled by a man she appears to know and fear but Mike deals with him swiftly. Despite little conversation, he gives her some money to get a real job and leaves. The next day she is found dead, the victim of an apparent hit-and-run accident. Mike does not believe this and proceeds to hunt down her murderers. In the process he uncovers a massive and powerful prostitution ring in New York.
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