By Max Allan Collins
It’s 1942 and – from the Atlantic to the Pacific – the realm is torn aside. Ten years in the past Michael O’Sullivan followed his gangster father at the highway, fleeing from the mobsters who killed his mom and younger brother. After an idyllic upbringing by way of loving adoptive mom and dad in a small Midwestern city, Michael is now deep within the jungles of Bataan, sporting a tommy gun like his father’s, battling the japanese. while brutal wrestle reveals deep-buried emotions of violence and revenge, Michael O’Sullivan returns to the homefront, a battle-scarred veteran of 22, able to choose up his outdated battle opposed to the Chicago mob. all of sudden, Michael “Satariano” needs to develop into one of many enemy, operating his approach quick as much as the relied on part of Frank Nitti, Al Capone’s inheritor, placing himself – and his soul – in harm’s manner. forsaking his heartbroken early life sweetheart, the conflict hero enters a limbo of crime and corruption – his merely allies: Eliot Ness, looking one final hurrah as a gangbuster; and a stunning nightclub singer enjoying her personal harmful video game. whilst Michael embraces his father’s reminiscence to conflict the Mob from inside of – leaving our bodies and damaged lives in his wake – he unearths himself sucked into the very lifestyle he abhors. In a parallel story set in 1922, Michael O’Sullivan, Sr., leader enforcer for Irish godfather John Looney, is ready to develop into a father. The bidding of Looney – and the misdeeds of the ganglord’s crazed son Connor – positioned the satisfied O’Sullivan domestic in danger. either Michaels succeed in a crossroads of violence and compromise as stories converge into the purgatory of fine males trapped in undesirable lives.