About the Author
Max Allan Collins has earned an unprecedented nine Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award nomination for his Nathan Heller historical thrillers. A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award nominee in both fiction and nonfiction categories, Collins scripted the internationally syndicated comic strip "Dick Tracy" from 1917 to 1993. His previous ten novels include In the Line of Fire, Air Force One,
and the New York Times
bestselling Saving Private Ryan.
His graphic novel Road to Perdition
is the basis of a DreamWorks feature film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, directed by Sam Mendes. Working as an independent filmmaker in his native Iowa, he has written and directed three features most recently the innovative Real Time: Siege at Lucas Street Market,
a 2001 DVD release from Troma.