Neon Mirage

Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Amazonencore
ISBN: 9781612181011
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In 1946 Chicago, Nathan Heller--president of the flourishing A-1 Detective Agency--is hired to protect racing-wire gambling chief James Ragen, who is nonetheless shot down on the streets of Chicago. Not one to take such an affront sitting down, Nate goes after the killer, but he's in for the biggest surprise of his career. Demonstrating once again that he is the master of true-crime fiction, Max Allan Collins' story of the birth of Las Vegas--and the dirty deeds that floated all around it--is a masterpiece of modern noir. Heller follows the trail as it leads to Hollywood and Las Vegas, specifically to Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, but when he proves Siegel's innocence, Heller and the suave gangster wind up friends...and rivals for the love of Nate's life. Bugsy hires Heller as security chief of the under-construction Flamingo hotel, where mob bag woman Virginia Hill is a dangerous, if glamorous, distraction. It all comes to a boil with a shocking mob assassination in Beverly Hills that sends Heller into fever-dream ride of vengeance.

True Detective

Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Amazonencore
ISBN: 9781612180885
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"In the mob-choked Chicago of 1932, private detective Nathan Heller may be willing to risk his life to earn a Depression dollar, but he never sacrifices his sardonic wit ... When Mayor Cermak's 'Hoodlum Squad' brings Heller along on a raid with no instructions but to keep his mouth shut and his gun handy, he becomes an unwitting, unwilling part of a hit on Al Capone's successor, Frank Nitti. As a result, Heller quits the force to become a private eye; his first job--head off a nation-shaking political assassination in Miami Beach."--P. [4] of cover.

Flying Blind

Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: E P Dutton
ISBN: 9780525943112
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Nathan Heller is hired to protect Amelia Earhart after she begins receiving threatening letters, but is unable to travel with her during her flights, thus after her mysterious disappearance, Nathan sets out to find out what happened to her. 15,000 first printing. Mystery Guild Alt.

Damned in Paradise

Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Signet Book
ISBN: 9780451191045
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Nathan Heller teams up with legendary attorney Clarence Darrow to help solve the infamous "Massie" case, in which a beautiful Hawaiian socialite, Thalia Massie, blames a group of island natives for her rape, leaving Heller to delve into a world rife with racial tension and intrigue. Reprint.

The Million Dollar Wound

Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: iBooks
ISBN: 9780743474634
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In the conclusion to the Frank Nitti trilogy, Nate Heller, along with military buddy Barney Ross, fights at Guadalcanal and, upon returning home to Chicago, finds the combat there, with Nitti's mobsters, every bit as hellish. Reprint.

Majic Man

Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Signet Book
ISBN: 9780451199454
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While the nation is gripped by the "Red Scare," Nathan Heller makes a trip to Roswell, New Mexico, to follow up his investigation into a series of bizarre reports on UFO landings. Reprint.

Ask Not

Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466827459
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Chicago, September 1964. Beatlemania sweeps the nation, the Vietnam War looms, and the Warren Commission prepares to blame a "lone-nut" assassin for the killing of President John F. Kennedy. But as the post-Camelot era begins, a suspicious outbreak of suicides, accidental deaths, and outright murders decimates assassination witnesses. When Nathan Heller and his son are nearly run down on a city street, the private detective wonders if he himself might be a loose end. . . . Soon a faked suicide linked to President Johnson's corrupt cronies takes Heller to Texas, where celebrity columnist Flo Kilgore implores him to explore that growing list of dead witnesses. With the blessing of Bobby Kennedy—former US attorney general, now running for Senator from New York—Heller and Flo investigate the increasing wave of violence that seems to emanate from the notorious Mac Wallace, rumored to be LBJ's personal hatchet man. Fifty years after JFK's tragic death, Collins's rigorous research for Ask Not raises new questions about the most controversial assassination of our time. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Target Lancer

Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429947063
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Long before November 22, 1963, Nathan Heller, "P.I. to the Stars," knows that a conspiracy is in the works. Several years earlier, Heller had been involved with the Kennedys, the Mob, and the CIA in the early stages of a plan to assassinate Fidel Castro. Shortly after, Heller's Mafia contact is murdered. After being interrogated by gangsters and contacted by U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Heller realizes that he may be the one person who can prevent a devastating political assassination. Only he knows all the players; only he knows why a web of conspirators has targeted the man known to the Secret Service as "Lancer," John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Rigorously researched, Max Allan Collins's Target Lancer is far more truth than fiction. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Better Dead

Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466860782
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Better Dead: The latest Nathan Heller Thriller from Max Allan Collins! It's the early 1950's. Joe McCarthy is campaigning to rid America of the Red Menace. Nate Heller is doing legwork for the senator, though the Chicago detective is disheartened by McCarthy's witch-hunting tactics. He's made friends with a young staffer, Bobby Kennedy, while trading barbs with a potential enemy, the attorney Roy Cohn, who rubs Heller the wrong way. Not the least of which for successfully prosecuting the so-called Atomic Bomb spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. When famous mystery writer Dashiell Hammett comes to Heller representing a group of showbiz and literary leftists who are engaged in a last minute attempt to save the Rosenbergs, Heller decides to take on the case. Heller will have to play both sides to do this, and when McCarthy also tasks Heller to find out what the CIA has on him, Heller reluctantly agrees. His main lead is an army scientist working for the C.I.A. who admits to Heller that he's been having misgivings about the work he's doing and elliptically referring to the Cold War making World War II look like a tea party. And then the scientist goes missing. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.