From Max Allan Collins, 2017 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Honoree for a Lifetime of Excellence in Mystery Writing
First there was Max Allan Collins’ legendary graphic novel…then came the Academy Award winning movie and his bestselling screenplay novelization. Now Collins presents an epic new novel, combining and expanding upon all that came before, to create the ultimate version of his unforgettable story.
Depression-era Chicago is awash in liquor and blood, ruled by guns, graft, and gangsters like John Looney. His most feared enforcer is Michael O’Sullivan, known as the “Angel of Death.” But when O’Sullivan’s twelve-year-old son witnesses a gangland murder committed by Looney’s brutal son, O’Sullivan’s entire family is marked for execution to cover up the crime. O’Sullivan and his son find themselves on the run… and seeking vengeance… on the long, bloody road to Perdition.
All three books in Mystery Writer of America Grandmaster Max Allan Collins' legendary Perdition saga, the basis for the Academy Award winning movie.
Legendary lawman Wyatt Earp straps on his six-shooter to battle a new breed of bad man in a new land -- rising gangster Al Capone and his machine-gun toting killers on the streets of New York City.
Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Max Allan Collins brings his acclaimed and unforgettable Perdition saga to a breathtaking conclusion. It's 1973, and Michael is on the road with his 16-yedar-old daughter, his life-long struggle for redemption at odds with his thirst for revenge.
Collins (Quarry in the Black) expands this crime tale set in Depression-era Chicago—originally a graphic novel and later a Sam Mendes–directed film that was itself novelized—into a terrific full-length novel... Collins’s modern classic really shines in this new incarnation.
A richer and more satisfying version of the tale, one that combines the swift pace of the graphic novel with the well-developed father-son relationships of Mendes’ movie — and that includes both additional hard-boiled dialogue and more historical context for the Depression-era story set in Al Capone’s Illinois. And Collins’ writing, always crisp and vividly visual, is at its best here.
This newly published edition of ROAD TO PERDITION is highly recommended to those who first read the 2002 version as well as those reading it for the first time. As good as the original graphic novel was, this restored novelization ranks as one of the finest works in Collins’ long and notable list of novels