Dillinger

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Legendary lawbreaker and lothario John Dillinger’s final escapade as imagined by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Eagle Has Landed.
 
It’s 1934 and bank robber John Dillinger, the FBI’s most wanted man, once again confounds the police and the public by breaking out of prison and vanishing. An entire nation speculates on where he might have gone. But they’re all wrong . . .
 
With his mug on the cover of every rag sheet from New York to Los Angeles, Dillinger flees to Mexico to lay low and stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, trouble is already there waiting for him in the suave, sinister figure of Don Jose Manuel de Rivera—an old-school man of means who approaches Dillinger to act as “security” at a remote gold mine where there are no workers, only slaves. And when Dillinger refuses, he unwittingly lights the fuse on a bullet-for-bullet brawl he sure as hell didn’t want—but sure as hell will finish.
 
In this suspenseful “what-if” novel, Jack Higgins spins an action-packed adventure that pits one of the most notorious outlaws in American history against bloodthirsty bandits, corrupt federales, and an irresistible woman whose beauty may be the death of him.
 
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Open Road Media
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Published on
Jun 22, 2010
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Pages
170
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ISBN
9781936317783
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
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At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

“An amazing mix of historical lore . . . The seamiest settings of old New York, an intertwined plot of murderous suspense and political corruption” (Mysterious Reviews).
 
The year is 1871 and Lucy Maloney, a kept woman, has been found murdered and stuffed in a trunk at the Hudson railway depot and New York journalist Charles St. Clair is on the story. The clues lead him from the mansions of Fifth Avenue to the brothels of SoHo to the dangerous saloons on Water Street. When the medical examiner reveals that the woman died from a botched abortion, St. Clair sees a connection to his late wife’s death from the same procedure. St. Clare and his boss hire a beautiful actress to visit abortion clinics gathering information for an article he plans to run called “Evil of the Age.” Deceit at the highest levels of political power comes to light when they uncover Lucy’s connection to a ring of abortionists and to a wealthy woman known as “Madam Killer.”
 
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