By Max Allan Collins
Chicago P.I. Nate Heller reveals himself on dusty again roads with a supposedly useless John Dillinger and the remainder of Ma Barker’s boys as he attempts to foil their daring, audacious plan to kidnap J. Edgar Hoover.
1934 Chicago dazzles with speedy motion and calculating, cold-blooded meanness as deepest detective Nate Heller combs Chicago’s North aspect searching for John Dillinger. yet issues take a flip for the unusual while self-aggrandizing G-Man Melvin Purvis shoots down a Dillinger double in entrance of the Biograph Theater. packed with muscle and oozing Chicago’s tough-guy character to the hilt, Max Allan Collins’ Nate Heller is the final word inner most investigator—in the final word P.I. city. Heller’s undercover look for a farmer’s-daughter-turned-gun-moll has him at the dusty melancholy backroads of heart the United States, within the corporation of Ma Barker and her boys, child Face Nelson, Alvin Karpis, and a very-much-still-alive Dillinger—whose outlandish plan to kidnap J. Edgar Hoover in downtown Chicago is one Heller attempts to foil. together with appearances by means of fan dancer Sally Rand, boxer Barney Ross, and Heller's “godfather,” Frank Nitti, precise Crime is a constant classic.
“Crackles with low-life meanness and cynical humor... adequate perverse twists, gritty interval colour, and sheer violent momentum to maintain crime buffs, ‘true’ or differently, eagerly turning the pages.”
— long island occasions e-book Review
First released December 1984 by means of St Martins Press