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Road to Paradise Mass Market Paperback – November 28, 2006
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Shamus Award–winner Collins concludes his Road series (after Road to Purgatory) with a gripping, blood-soaked journey down memory lane. 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. Though a "made man" and official member of Chicago's Cosa Nostra family, he plans to work a few more years at Cal-Neva before retiring with his beautiful wife and teenage daughter to a life of legitimacy. But simple plans like Michael's fare poorly when thrust against the gritty realities of the mob. When Sam Giancana decides to end his exile in Mexico and reclaim his former position as Godfather, hits are ordered, mistakes are made and many people die, some of them quite close to Michael. He's now on the run, forced to relive his father's vengeance-fueled crime spree of 40 years earlier. While a slightly less profligate killer than Michael Sr., he's just as efficient and just as deadly. Collins's compelling mix of history, bloodshed and retribution is as irresistible as Sam Giancana's last meal of fried sausage, spinach and ceci beans. Readers will eat it up and beg for more. (Dec.)
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Michael Satariano was once known as the Angel of Death, but for the last 20 years, he's managed a Reno casino. Two events change his world: his son turns up missing in action in Vietnam, and Michael is approached by Sam Giancana to kill a rival. He refuses, but Sam won't take no for an answer, prompting Michael to realize that he'll never escape the never-ending cycle of violence he chose as his life three decades earlier. This is (probably) the final installment of the Satariano series that began with the 1998 graphic novel Road to Perdition and its successor, Road to Purgatory (2004). Unfortunately, Collins is slightly off his game here. The family elements of the plot--the MIA son, a sedative-gobbling Mrs. Satariano, and a gratingly selfish daughter--are a bit overwrought. Michael himself is a fully realized, fascinating character, and readers will be pleased to know how his life turned out, at least through 1973. Collins leaves some loose ends, so we may see more of Michael; but if we do, let's hope it's without the soap-opera backdrop. Wes Lukowsky
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But, as one might guess, this goes wrong and so he is on the road again seeking revenge.
As always, Max Allan Collins knows, how to entertain the reader first class. He is mixing a good portion of historical fact in his fiction, giving additional "meat" to his story.
Like always a very enjoyable book. Highly recommended.
Wow. What an excellent ending to the O'Sullivan/Satariano saga, started in Road to Perdition: The New, Expanded Novel, and continued in Road to Purgatory.
The writing is simply outstanding, and Mr. Collins captures the human emotion in all its facets over the course of this book. The ending was a surprise, too, and it left me in awe at its "perfect-ness".
You may already be familiar with the 2001 Tom Hanks and Jude Law movie, Road to Perdition, which was based on the graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The first book itself was based on the graphic novel and movie, instead of the other way around, surprisingly. Max Allan Collins stated that this was a story that needed enhancing, hence the three-book series. I'm eminently glad he continued with these characters.
If you haven't read this series, do yourself a favor and pick it up. It's not often an entire series is able to live up to the standard set in the first volume, but this one definitely exceeds the mark.
Michael is living in Nevada with his wife and two children where he’s been for twenty years with minimal contact with his old life. Very few people know he was the son of Michal Sullivan. Now 1973, one of the mob leaders asks him to again be a killer and Michael resists going back into that part of his past. This leads to revenge against Michael, so he needs to leave Nevada behind him to provide safety for his family. He first tries to work with the Federal government but that is not without its own risks that he and his family eventually escapes.
Collins writes another excellent book that makes me want to read the first two books in the series which I now own. I’ll continue to read more of the many other books and series he’s written.
Thanks to Brash Books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for this honest review.