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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max Allan Collins, A. Brad Schwartz Narrator: to be announced Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9780062849229
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A legendary novelist and acclaimed rising historian combine talents in this groundbreaking dual biography of Al Capone, America’s most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the upright Prohibition agent who helped bring him down

In 1929, thirty-year-old Al Capone was the undisputed king of Chicago, ruling not only the city’s gangland, but by proxy, the city’s corrupt municipal government as well. A criminal who built an empire flouting the despised Prohibition laws, Capone was popular among ordinary Chicagoans. But with the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, when his henchmen brutally murdered seven bootleggers in a Chicago garage, Capone became “Public Enemy No. 1.” Overrun by gang violence, the city was in need of federal intervention—and a new hero. They found him in a young, straight-arrow federal agent named Eliot Ness—a scrupulously honest man in the most crooked city in the country.

A man of unimpeachable integrity eager to uphold the law, the twenty-seven-year-old FBI agent quickly made a name for himself—and an enemy among the local mob—conducting a series of raids and arrests around Chicago. When he was promoted to head the newly formed “Capone Squad”—the legendary band of agents known as The Untouchables—Ness set his sights on catching the biggest fish of them all.

As they tell the interlocking stories of two fascinating American icons, Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz offer not only a gripping crime read, but a probing examination of 1930s America, and two very different conceptions of the “American Dream.”

Scarface and the Untouchable includes a black-and-white photo insert featuring twenty-five mages.

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About the Author
Author Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins is the recipient of a 2017 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. He has earned fifteen Shamus nominations from Private Eye Writers of America, winning twice for his Nathan Heller novels True Detective and Stolen Away. His graphic novel Road to Perdition was the basis of the Academy Award–winning film of the same name starring Tom Hanks, and his CSI books frequently appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestsellers list.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.