Black Hats by Patrick Culhane
A Novel of Wyatt Earp and Al Capone

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"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.
 

About Patrick Culhane

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Patrick Culhane is the pseudonym of acclaimed author Max Allan Collins, who has been dubbed "Mystery's Renaissance Man." His "New York Times" bestsellers include his graphic novel "Road to Perdition", basis of the Academy Award-winning film, and the movie novels "Saving Private Ryan" and "American Gangster".
 
Published April 1, 2007 by William Morrow. 304 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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