By Max Allan Collins
After The Untouchables, Eliot Ness is going solo. In 1929, Eliot Ness positioned away Al Scarface Capone and have become the largest residing legend this facet of legislation and order. Now it's 1935. With The Untouchables and Prohibition at the back of him and the nice melancholy falling darkly around the state, Ness arrives in Cleveland to straighten out a crooked urban. An nameless ring of bent police officers is dealing in vice, graft, playing and racketeering, overlorded via a mysterious most sensible cop referred to as the surface leader. yet among corrupt politicians, jealous colleagues, a parasitic reporter and blondes with not anything in universal, Ness has gigantic problems pulling the sheets up and about of blue vipers. till the surface leader makes a flow, and Ness strikes just a little swifter.
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She was the poorest person I knew. Her family lived in a little two-bedroom house just outside the northern perimeter of the Jordan Downs housing projects, and every meal they ever ate there had been scraped together with Welfare money. It was Olivia, two brothers, one sister, and their mother, all getting by on fumes and, in her mother’s case, alcohol. One look at the dirt yard out front and you knew all the dresser drawers inside were filled with clothes even the second-hand stores didn’t want, and the bathroom had a toilet that only flushed when it was willing.
The moral right of the author has been asserted. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Haywood, Gar Anthony. Cemetery Road. 1. Criminals – Crimes against – California – Los Angeles – Fiction. 2. ) – Fiction. 3. Detective and mystery stories. I. 5’4-dc22 ISBN-13: 978-1-78010-035-7 (ePub) ISBN-13: 978-0-7278-6851-0 (cased) ISBN-13: 978-1-84751-193-5 (trade paper) Except where actual historical events and characters are being described for the storyline of this novel, all situations in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to living persons is purely coincidental.
It was a curious thing. J. was tighter with O’ than I had ever been, but it was he who seemed afraid our friend was gone forever, that O’ had changed the plan and decided not to come. I had entertained the idea myself, but only briefly. We were all going to be running soon enough; leaving without making this final, farewell gesture would have surely been too foolish an improvisation for O’ to even consider. ’ O’ tossed the big canvas bag he’d brought with him on to a workbench overrun with hand tools.