Murder by the Numbers by Max Allan Collins
Eliot Ness and the Cleveland Mob Wars

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In 1938 Cleveland, Eliot Ness finds himself in the midst of a racially explosive war between the Italian mob and the black numbers racket.

About Max Allan Collins

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MAX ALLAN COLLINS is the bestselling author of crime fiction including Road to Perdition and the Perdition Saga, and the award-winning novel based on the film American Gangster. He has won two Shamus Awards for Nathan Heller novels. He also wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip for fifteen years, and is an independent filmmaker. He lives in Eastern Iowa.
Published March 1, 1993 by St Martins Pr. 209 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Legendary cop Elliot Ness, who's become a fixture in Collins's fact-based novels (Bullet Proof, 1989, etc.), goes up against Cleveland's Mayfield Road gang, the brainchild of two cousins, Black Sal Lombardi and Angelo Scalise, who've muscled in on the formerly black East Side numbers racket in 1938.

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The fourth Eliot Ness novel from the prolific Collins ( Bullet Proof ), who also pens the Dick Tracy comic strip, is action-packed but essentially lifeless (despite the fact that many of the characters are actual figures).

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