Road to Purgatory by Max Allan Collins

By Max Allan Collins

A brand new York occasions Bestselling AuthorA Shamus Award-winning writer The strong narrative follow-up to the acclaimed image novel highway to Perdition it is 1942, and Michael O'Sullivan is scuffling with the japanese with a tommy gun like his father's. He returns domestic to select up his previous warfare opposed to the Chicago mob. In a parallel story set in 1922, Michael O'Sullivan, Sr., leader enforcer for the Irish godfather, is ready to turn into a father. either males succeed in a crossroads as stories converge into the purgatory of fine males trapped in undesirable lives.

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But she wanted to look like a high school girl today, or at least invoke one, even if doing so risked occasional askance glances or even envious ridicule from females who never had looked this good, not even in high school. Anyway, the men would like it . . though she only cared about the reaction of one specific man sure to be at the festivities today. . None of the panting males at Northern State Teachers’ College had even bothered to ask Patsy Ann out for the Fourth. This had nothing to do with a shortage of men—fully half the enrollment was male, ranging from 4-F’s to guys waiting for Uncle Sam’s inevitable “greetings,” as well as a number who’d received deferments.

Wainwright removed a small notebook from a pocket and jotted down the words: “To Michael P. Satariano, Corporal United States Army, for saving my life in a strafing attack by a Japanese Zero fight on Bataan March 10, 1942. General Jonathan M. ” “Put these words under that gun,” the general said, placing the slip of paper on the small metal bedside table,” and hang that 20 Garand over your fireplace, for your kids and grandkids to see. ” “. . I promise. Would you . . ” “Say goodbye to Captain Wermuth for me.

Declared war, leaving a trail of dead gangsters behind. And one dead lawyer. That night they drove to Chicago; O’Sullivan had done work there for the top gangsters, who had an alliance with Mr. Looney. Michael’s papa talked to Frank Nitti (who was second only to Al Capone himself), pleading his case, asking that the Chicago people stay out of this personal matter, and offering to come work for them, when it was done. When Nitti didn’t accept the offer, O’Sullivan declared war on Chicago, as well, leaving a trail of dead Capone thugs throughout their Lexington Hotel headquarters.

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