"Black Hats" is the untold story, rooted in factual speculation, of two of the most notorious men of the early 20th century - Wyatt Earp and Al Capone. Earp made his name in his younger days, serving as a lawman who was well known for bending the law where he saw fit, and shooting first and asking questions later. But it's a little-known fact that Earp spent the last twenty years of his life as a private detective in Los Angeles. So when his best friend, Doc Holliday's, mistress implores the aging lawman to track down her and Holliday's errant son in Manhattan, Earp willingly takes the case.His task: to convince the young man to give up his ill-advised involvement in organized crime and bootlegging. Earp enlists his old friend, Bat Masterson, who's now a sportswriter, and delves deep into the world of the New York mafia, where he comes across a young Alphonse Capone. Earp and Masterson, men who earned their names in the rough and tumble, lawless world of decades before, set their sights on liberating a young man from the ruthless thug Capone and his gang.
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Patrick Culhane is the pseudonym for Max Allan Collins, the critically acclaimed author of the Road to Perdition trilogy and "the master of true crime fiction" (Publishers Weekly). He has been dubbed "Mystery's Renaissance Man" and is also a screenwriter and independent filmmaker.Review:
"Collins masterfully blends fact and fiction into a compelling tale that transcends the historical thriller." (Jeffrey Deaver)
"Simply open the book. The pages turn themselves. A fine novel by a fine writer." (John Lutz, author of The Night Watcher, praise for ROAD TO PURGATORY)
"An explosive, action-packed blockbuster.destined to rank right up there with "The Godfather" series when all is said and done." (Detroit Free Press, praise for ROAD TO PURGATORY)
"Wyatt Earp versus Al Capone -- a wild, exciting ride!" (David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of FIRST BLOOD)
"[C]ompelling mix of history, bloodshed and retribution...Readers will eat it up and beg for more." (Publishers Weekly, praise for ROAD TO PARADISE)
"[A]mong the finest crime writers working today." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, praise for ROAD TO PURGATORY)
"Collins is a consumate storyteller." (Booklist, praise for ROAD TO PURGATORY)
"A worthy followup to Road to Perdition--tangy, authentic, and exciting." (Leonard Maltin, praise for ROAD TO PURGATORY)
"No one can twist through a maze with the intensity and suspense of Max Allan Collins." (Clive Cussler)
"Nobody writes about war era crime in Chicago as well as Collins... A delight for fans...and newcomers." (Chicago Sun-Times, praise for ROAD TO PURGATORY)
"Collins fills his story with period detail, juicy mob stories and characters, but the best part...is its heart (Chicago Sun-Times, praise for ROAD TO PARADISE)
"No one can twist through a maze with the intensity and suspense of Max Allan Collins." (Clive Cussler, praise for CARNAL HOURS)
"Collins is in a class by himself...a page-turner of a story...a fitting sequel to Road to Perdition." (S.J. Rozan, author of Absent Friends, praise for ROAD TO PURGATORY)
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Book Description William Morrow, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060892536
Book Description William Morrow, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060892536
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Book Description William Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060892536 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0016889