Chicago Confidential (Nathan Heller Series #12)

Chicago Confidential (Nathan Heller Series #12)

by Max Allan Collins


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ISBN-13: 9781612180946
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Series: Nathan Heller Series , #12
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Max Allan Collins is the author of the Shamus Award-winning Nathan Heller historical thrillers; his other books include the New York Times bestseller Saving Private Ryan and the bestselling CSI series. His comics writing ranges from the graphic novel Road to Perdition, source of the Tom Hanks film, to long runs as scripter of the “Dick Tracy” comic strip and his own innovative “Ms. Tree.” Collins is also a screenwriter and a leading Indie filmmaker. He lives in Iowa with his wife, writer Barbara Collins, and their son, Nathan.

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Chicago Confidential 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Collins is a master story teller
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this, the fourteenth volume of the Memoirs of Nathan Heller, Hard-boiled P.I, extrordinaire returns to his roots: Chicago and the Mob, the Outfit, The Mafia, whatever you want to call it. No one knows his way around, in, and out of it, at least in print, like Collins. Heller, friend of the late Frank Nitti, is now up to 1950, historically, and his tightrope act of playing an independent in a world run by gangsters and gangbusters is becoming more and more precarious. Especially when his best friend, Bill Drury, (a real historical figure who was murdered)who is running a local one man crusade to root out the corruption in Chicago, is finally joined on a national scale by Senator Estes Kefauver and his televised organized crime hearings. Among the celebrated historical figures involved this time are Frank Sinatra, Sam Giancana, Jack Ruby, and Senator Joe McCarthy. If you grew up anywhere near Chicago you will particularly appreciate memories of The Loop, Riverview (The World's Largest Amusement Park), Lake Shore Drive, Belmont Harbor and lots more that Collins evokes with a brilliant sense of remarkably accurate nostalgia. The action, sex, violence, and mystery are handled with the sure hand of this veteran crime fiction writer. But the reveals are terrific too. It's not just the end of the book I can't tell you about--hell just the end of the first chapter is a total shocker.