Murder the Numbers by Max Allan Collins

ISBN: 9781612320359

Published: December 21st 2010

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208 pages


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Murder  by  the Numbers by Max Allan Collins

Murder by the Numbers by Max Allan Collins
December 21st 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 208 pages | ISBN: 9781612320359 | 7.32 Mb

The legendary real-life lawman Eliot Ness is deservedly famous through the TV series and film The Untouchables, as the scourge of criminals in 1930s Chicago. Less well-known are his exploits in Cleveland, where he continued his crime-busting career.MoreThe legendary real-life lawman Eliot Ness is deservedly famous through the TV series and film The Untouch¬ables, as the scourge of criminals in 1930s Chicago.

Less well-known are his exploits in Cleveland, where he continued his crime-busting career. In Murder by the Numbers Max Allan Collins has combined fact and fiction to capture the excitement of Nesss law enforcement triumphs in the Ohio city.It is 1938, and Cleveland is threat-ened by a racially volatile gang war. The Mafia is moving in on the black mobsters who rule the Bucket of Blood, the notorious slum made famous by Chester Himes.The conflict is more than just villains fighting over turf. The black gangsters, who have had a lock on the citys numbers racket, have depended more on political connections and on the dreams they sold than on violence.

It is the invaders who are bringing murder and mayhem in their wake.As Director of Public Safety, Nesss job is not only to put a lid on crime itself. He must tread with extreme care in order to forestall violent war between the rival mobsters, a war that could escalate into an explosion between Clevelands large black population and the almost entirely white police force and pols who rule the industrial city.The balance is a delicate one and will require an individual both diplomatic and courageous.

Collins realisti¬cally shows Ness to be that individual in this action-packed story rich with period flavor.



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