On the Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins
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In the best-selling graphic novel, The Road to Perdition, by Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner, readers were introduced to Michael O'Sullivan, the legendary Tri-Cities "Angel of Death" - and his son, Michael Jr. The inspiration for 2002's smash-hit film, both versions of the story captured readers' and viewers' hearts and minds. Now comes a tale from the road, as Michael and his son seek vengeance for the death of Michael's wife and younger son, by robbing banks along the way and disrupting the cash that fuels organised crime. When Michael Jr. contracts a life-threatening illness, the duo are forced to seek refuge. But their oasis of calm is set to be short-lived, as bounty hunters despatched by the Capones are closing in...
 

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 May 1, 2003 by DC Comics. 96 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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It's 1973, and 50-year-old Michael O'Sullivan Jr., the young boy orphaned in Road to Perdition , has Italianized his name to Michael Satariano and is boss and squeaky-clean mob frontman of the Cal-Neva Lodge and Casino at Lake Tahoe.

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It's 1930 and O'Sullivan works for the Looneys, an Irish mob family with a stranglehold on the politics and businesses of a small Midwestern city.

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When O'Sullivan's son and namesake, Michael, witnesses his father's on-the-job activities, Looney's son responds by slaughtering O'Sullivan's family (save for O'Sullivan and his son).

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The Irish Catholic O'Sullivan is on the run from other gangs with his son Michael, who witnessed one of O'Sullivan's killings for the Irish Mafia's Looney gang.

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When the rest of O'Sullivan's family is killed by the mobsters who commited the murder his son saw, they hit the road together, both hunting and being hunted.

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SciFi Online

The 94 pages presented in this collection looks much smaller due to the fact the publishers have opted for an A5 format for release.

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