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Author: Max Allan Collins, A. Brad Schwartz Narrator: A. Brad Schwartz, Max Allan Collins, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9780062849229
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A THRILLING MAGNUM OPUS ON AMERICA’S GREAT CRIME EPIC

A Mystery Writers of America “Grand Master”—author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition, long-time Dick Tracy writer, and multiple Shamus Award winner—teams with an acclaimed rising young historian, in this riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone, America’s most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the legendary Prohibition agent whose extraordinary investigative work crippled his organization. Written with novelistic pacing and underpinned by groundbreaking research, Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz's Scarface and the Untouchable delivers—at last—the definitive account of the “Battle for Chicago,” the iconic struggle between the mythic yet real combatants who have captivated the world for 90 years.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Revolutionizes our understanding of Al Capone and Eliot Ness beyond myths and misinformation with groundbreaking research and effortless storytelling that will thrill historians and general readers alike.”

    Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A gripping take on Chicago’s past that reads like a novel.”

    Chicago magazine

  • “Collins and Schwartz present a balanced view of the role of Ness in capturing Capone…The result is an informed and valuable addition to the numerous books about Capone and Ness.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A gritty dual biography reveals the underworld of crime and corruption in 1920s and ’30s America…A fast-paced tale related with novelistic drama.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Max Allan Collins is the author of Road to Perdition, the acclaimed graphic novel that inspired the movie, and of the multiple-award-winning Nathan Heller series of historical hardboiled mysteries. One of most prolific and popular authors working in the field today, he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2017. He is also the literary executor of Mickey Spillane.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.