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Book reviews - The Dark City

The Dark City


Author: Max Allan Collins
THE UNTOUCHABLES WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING In 1929, Eliot Ness put away Alfonse "Scarface" Capone and became the biggest living legend this side of law and order. Now it's 1935. With the Untouchables and Prohibition behind him and the Great Depression falling darkly across the nation, Ness arrives in Cleveland to straighten out a crooked city. An anonymous ring of bent cops is dealing in vice, graft, gambling and labor racketeering, overlorded by a mysterious top cop known as "the outside chief " But between corrupt politicians, jealous colleagues, a parasitic reporter and two blondes with nothing in common. Ness has big troubles pulling the sheets off the bed of blue vipers. Until the outside chief makes a move, and Ness moves just a bit quicker. THE DARK CITY MAX ALLAN COLLINS, a Shamus-winning master of mystery and suspense, has here skillfully woven fact and fiction to create a unique mystery series based on the life and exploits of one of America's most memorable heroes, Eliot Ness. The Dark City is the first in this rich, exciting new series.

US publication: 1987
Detective: Eliot Ness series
Genre: novels