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True Crime (1984)

by Max Allan Collins

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Nate Heller survived his confrontations with Al Capone, only to find himself facing Ma Barker, Baby Face Nelson, and perhaps the biggest and most dangerous question in his life: Who was the man shot down in the alley next to the Biograph Theater, the man the FBI had confidently identified as John Dillinger? Heller's search for the answer leads him into a confrontation with J. Edgar Hoover, and into a much more comfortable meeting with Sally Rand...but not before the streets of Chicago run red with blood.

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1934 Chicago dazzles with fast action and calculating, cold-blooded meanness as private detective Nate Heller combs Chicagoís North Side looking for John Dillinger. But things take a turn for the strange when self-aggrandizing G-Man Melvin Purvis shoots down a Dillinger double in front of the Biograph Theater. Hellerís undercover search for a farmerís-daughter-turned-gun-moll has him on the dusty Depression backroads of middle America, in the company of Ma Barker and her boys, Baby Face Nelson, Alvin Karpis, and a very-much-still-alive Dillinger, whose outlandish plan to kidnap J. Edgar Hoover in downtown Chicago is one Heller tries to foil.… (more)

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