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Wes LukowskyAfter earning the Medal of Honor in Bataan, Michael Satariano (aka Michael O'Sullivan Jr.) returned to the U.S and took an undercover position as a chauffer with Frank Nitti, the acting capo of the Chicago Mob. Michael's actual boss is legendary crime fighter Elliot Ness. Michael's motivation is simple: as a child he watched as his father, the infamous Angel of Death, Michael O'Sullivan, was shot by a Capone hit man. Ness hopes to revive his flagging career by exploiting Michael's obsession with revenge. But Ness' plan goes awry when Michael bonds with Nitti, who bestows upon Michael the status of "made man." This prose sequel to Road to Perdition (1998), the graphic novel that inspired the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, is familiar ground for Collins, who populates his Shamus Award-winning Nate Heller crime series with many of the real-life mobsters portrayed here. Collins is a consummate storyteller, and in Michael Satariano, he has created a character trapped in a cordite-drenched Shakespearean tragedy from which he is unable-or possibly unwilling-to escape.