Harry Madox (Don Johnson) is a man with a past, a feckless past of drifting and scamming. He usually manages to get out of town just before things blow up on him, then heads out in search of a new town where he can start the sorry business all over again. A town like hot, dusty Taylor,
Texas, for example. It's not much more than a strip joint, a used car lot, and a few tired houses baking in the sun; little to catch a man's eye, you might think, but that would depend on what the man wanted. Madox is a classic pulp hero, the kind of man who blows through stories by James M. Cain
and Jim Thompson, David Goodis and Charles Williams, on whose novel (Hell Hath No Fur...