Road to Paradise by Max Allan Collins

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At middle age, Michael Satariano thinks he's put his days of killing for the Mob behind him. But when he is framed for a hit he didn't commit, Michael is forced to turn state's witness against his own mob to save his family.
 

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 December 1, 2005 by William Morrow. 304 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Michael turns to the Witness Protection Program to save him and his family, but there is no protection along the path he has chosen, even after the government gives his family new identities and relocates them to Paradise, Ariz.

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In 1942, Michael O'Sullivan Jr.—the wide-eyed boy who watched his father turn into an angel of vengeance—is now grown up and about to become a WWII hero in the savage battle for Bataan.

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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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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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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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But when things go suddenly and terribly awry, Satariano, in an eerie reprise of his past, finds himself on the road and on the run again, seeking swift and terrible revenge against those who have wronged him.

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(He was Tom Hanks' son in the 2002 film.) At 50, Michael — an upstanding family man with a ''wolf-whistle-worthy'' wife and a casino job for the Mob — is framed for the murder of a barbaric Chicago loan shark.

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