Return to Perdition

Return to Perdition

by Max Allan Collins, Terry Beatty
     
 

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A new chapter in the saga of the O’Sullivan crime family from the acclaimed movie ROAD TO PERDITION.

The time is America in the early 1970’s and our third generation hero, Michael Satariano, Jr. is a Vietnam vet recently returned to the States. He doesn’t know that his father’s real name was Michael O’Sullivan, and is unaware of the

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Overview

A new chapter in the saga of the O’Sullivan crime family from the acclaimed movie ROAD TO PERDITION.

The time is America in the early 1970’s and our third generation hero, Michael Satariano, Jr. is a Vietnam vet recently returned to the States. He doesn’t know that his father’s real name was Michael O’Sullivan, and is unaware of the confl ict between his dad, his grandfather and John Looney – the criminal godfather of Rock Island, Illinois. But when he’s recruited by the Mob as a hit-man, he’s going to learn the hard way that you can never outrun (or outgun) your past.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Collins returns to his successful “Perdition” story line, as seen in the film and the graphic novel The Road to Perdition, accompanied by realistic black and white and gray-tone sketch art from his frequent collaborator and Eisner co-nominee Beatty. The legacy of gangster Michael O’Sullivan lives on through his grandson, Michael Satariano Jr., a Vietnam War hero enlisted into the Justice Department’s war on crime. As a sniper, Satariano targets high-ranking members in organized crime families, and is promised he will be able to avenge his murdered family. But even though he identifies as a soldier, he begins to doubt his role when he finds a good woman to love. Beatty’s art suggests greater detail in the imagination than the pencils and inks on the page, and his tone, in romance, sex, and violence, beautifully matches the emotional arc of the story. The graphic nature of both the story and the art captures a bleak but powerful tale of someone who doesn’t really want redemption. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
"Beatty's art suggests greater detail in the imagination than the pencils and inks on the page, and his tone, in romance, sex, and violence, beautifully matches the emotional arc of the story. The graphic nature of both the story and the art captures a bleak but powerful tale of someone who doesn't really want redemption"—PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401223830
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Series:
Road to Perdition Series, #4
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,260,445
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

MAX ALLAN COLLINS was hailed in 2004 by Publisher's Weekly as "a new breed of writer." A frequent Mystery Writers of America Edgar nominee, he has earned an unprecedented fifteen Private Eye Writers of America Shamus nominations for his historical thrillers, winning for his Nathan Heller novels True Detective (1983) and Stolen Away (1991).

His graphic novel Road to Perdition is the basis of the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks, directed by Sam Mendes. His many comics credits include the syndicated strip Dick Tracy, his own Ms. Tree and BATMAN.

He has been called "the novelization king" by Entertainment Weekly, with tie-in books on the USA TODAY bestseller list nine times and the New York Times list twice. His movie novels include Saving Private Ryan, Windtalkers, Daylight, I Spy, U.S Marshals, Air Force One, Maverick, U-571, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King. He also wrote the prose version of the movie based on his own Road to Perdition. His TV tie-in work includes novels based on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NYPD Blue, Dark Angel and Bones.

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