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Road to Perdition: The New, Expanded Novel
     

Road to Perdition: The New, Expanded Novel

by Max Allan Collins
 
First there was Max Allan Collins' legendary graphic novel...then came the Academy Award winning movie and his bestselling screenplay novelization. Now Collins presents an epic new novel, combining and expanding upon all that came before, to create the ultimate version of his unforgettable story.

Depression-era Chicago is awash in liquor and blood, ruled by guns,

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First there was Max Allan Collins' legendary graphic novel...then came the Academy Award winning movie and his bestselling screenplay novelization. Now Collins presents an epic new novel, combining and expanding upon all that came before, to create the ultimate version of his unforgettable story.

Depression-era Chicago is awash in liquor and blood, ruled by guns, graft, and gangsters like John Looney. His most feared enforcer is Michael O'Sullivan, known as the "Angel of Death." But when O'Sullivan's twelve-year-old son witnesses a gangland murder committed by Looney's brutal son, O'Sullivan's entire family is marked for execution to cover up the crime. O'Sullivan and his son find themselves on the run... and seeking vengeance... on the long, bloody road to Perdition.

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Publishers Weekly
★ 09/26/2016
Collins (Quarry in the Black) expands this crime tale set in Depression-era Chicago—originally a graphic novel and later a Sam Mendes–directed film that was itself novelized—into a terrific full-length novel. Michael O’Sullivan, a notorious enforcer and hit man for Irish-American gangster John Looney, is also a family man, and does his best to compartmentalize his two roles. When O’Sullivan’s 12-year-old son, Michael Jr., sneaks along for one of his father’s nighttime outings and witnesses an execution conducted by Connor Looney, the boss’s impetuous son, Michael Jr. unwittingly puts his family in grave danger. O’Sullivan appeals for help to Frank Nitti, the rising mobster poised to replace an ailing Al Capone. The Italian mob, however, is disinclined to alienate the Looney gang for financial reasons, and O’Sullivan finds himself and his son on their own, pursued by numerous parties. Based partly on real historical figures and events, Collins’s modern classic really shines in this new incarnation. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary Agency. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781941298961
Publisher:
Brash Books
Publication date:
06/04/2016
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
144,999
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Max Allan Collins is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and the author of many books, including Road to Perdition, which became the Oscar winning film, and the Quarry novels, the basis for the hit TV series on Cinemax

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