Blood and Thunder by Max Allan Collins
(The Memoirs of Nathan Heller)

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Private detective Nate Heller finds himself in the dangerous swamp of Louisiana’s mob-infested political machine when former governor-turned-presidential candidate Huey Long is assassinated.
 

About Max Allan Collins

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Max Allen Collins was born in 1948 in Muscatine, Iowa. He is a two-time winner of the Private Eye Writer's of America's Shamus Award for his Nathaniel Heller historical thrillers "True Detective" and "Stolen Away". Collins also wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip begining in 1977 and ending in the early 1990s. He has contributed to a number of other comics, including Batman. Collins created his first independent feature film, Mommy, following a nightmarish experience as screenwriter on the cable movie The Expert. Collins has been contracted by DC Comics to write three tie-ins to his critically acclaimed graphic novel "The Road to Perdition", which was adapted into the feature film. Author of other such move tie-in bestsellers as "In the Line of Fire" and "Air Force One", he is also the screenwriter/director of the cult favorite suspense films "Mommie" and "Mommie's Day".
 
Published September 13, 2011 by Thomas & Mercer. 349 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Religion & Spirituality, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Nathan Heller may be a great detective, but you don't want the man as your bodyguard.

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Nate's idea of protecting the Kingfish is to go underground as a Chicago reporter and then to tell each of the would-be killers Long fearsFrank Costello's New York gangsters, Louisiana's Square Dealers, and the local nuncios of Standard Oilthat he's really Nate Heller, Chicago shamus, at their se...

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This time politics absorbs Chicago series shamus Nate Heller, whose adventures (in Carnal Hours, etc.) place him in the middle of the century's most dramatic crimes. It's 1935, and the dogged, skirt-c

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This time politics absorbs Chicago series shamus Nate Heller, whose adventures (in Carnal Hours, etc.) place him in the middle of the century's most dramatic crimes.

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