By Max Allan Collins
It’s 1942 and – from the Atlantic to the Pacific – the realm is torn aside. Ten years in the past Michael O’Sullivan observed his gangster father at the highway, fleeing from the mobsters who killed his mom and younger brother. After an idyllic upbringing by way of loving adoptive mom and dad in a small Midwestern city, Michael is now deep within the jungles of Bataan, sporting a tommy gun like his father’s, scuffling with the japanese. while brutal strive against reveals deep-buried emotions of violence and revenge, Michael O’Sullivan returns to the homefront, a battle-scarred veteran of 22, able to choose up his outdated struggle opposed to the Chicago mob. abruptly, Michael “Satariano” needs to turn into one of many enemy, operating his manner quick as much as the relied on part of Frank Nitti, Al Capone’s inheritor, placing himself – and his soul – in harm’s approach. abandoning his heartbroken youth sweetheart, the warfare hero enters a limbo of crime and corruption – his in simple terms allies: Eliot Ness, looking one final hurrah as a gangbuster; and a stunning nightclub singer taking part in her personal harmful online game. at the same time Michael embraces his father’s reminiscence to conflict the Mob from inside of – leaving our bodies and damaged lives in his wake – he unearths himself sucked into the very lifestyle he abhors. In a parallel story set in 1922, Michael O’Sullivan, Sr., leader enforcer for Irish godfather John Looney, is set to develop into a father. The bidding of Looney – and the misdeeds of the ganglord’s crazed son Connor – placed the chuffed O’Sullivan domestic in danger. either Michaels succeed in a crossroads of violence and compromise as stories converge into the purgatory of excellent males trapped in undesirable lives.
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