Bestselling author Max Allan Collins teams with rising star historian A. Brad Schwartz for "Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago." A riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone and Eliot Ness that reads like a novel.
SCARFACE AND THE UNTOUCHABLE is the definitive history of Al Capone, Eliot Ness's Untouchables, and gangster-era Chicago – a landmark magnum opus on America's great crime epic. Max Allan Collins, author of "Road to Perdition" and long-time "Dick Tracy" writer, and A. Brad Schwartz, an acclaimed rising young historian whose work anticipated the fake news phenomenon, deliver a riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone and Eliot Ness.
Today, no underworld figure is more iconic than Al Capone and no lawman as renowned as Eliot Ness. Yet in 2016 the Chicago Tribune wrote, "Al Capone still awaits the biographer who can fully untangle, and balance, the complexities of his life," while revisionist historians have continued to misrepresent Ness and his remarkable career.
Enter Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, a unique and vibrant writing team combining the narrative skill of a master novelist with the scholarly rigor of a trained historian.
SCARFACE AND THE UNTOUCHABLE draws upon decades of primary source research—including the personal papers of Ness and his associates, newly released federal files, and long-forgotten crime magazines containing interviews with the gangsters and G-men themselves. Collins and Schwartz have recaptured a bygone bullet-ridden era while uncovering the previously unrevealed truth behind Scarface's downfall. Together they have crafted the definitive work on Capone, Ness, and the battle for Chicago.