The Resurrection of John Dillinger
Timothy/Mahoney, Jun 12, 2016 - 350 pages
In spring, 1934, John Dillinger made his infamous "wooden gun" escape from an Indiana prison. Within 24 hours he had found a hideout in Minnesota's Twin Cities. The Resurrection of John Dillinger is a novel based on the last spring of Dillinger's life, between that prison escape and the firefight at Little Bohemia. The story opens on Easter Saturday 1934, when federal agents trapped Dillinger and Billie Frechette in a Saint Paul apartment. Dillinger is wounded but recovers after help from Saint Paul gangsters and a Minneapolis doctor. The novel also follows the two historical characters who helped Dillinger hide out after his Indiana jailbreak. In helping Dillinger, those two, Bess Green and Patrick Reilly, are in far more trouble than they can handle. Bess will become one of the key informers of the Public Enemies era. Patrick will narrowly escape at Little Bohemia, and loyal to the underworld, will pay dearly for his silence. The Resurrection of John Dillinger is the fifth and final book in a series of historically-accurate novels about the gangster era.
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