By Max Allan Collins

Depression-era Chicago: a urban using a tide of liquor and blood, governed by way of weapons, graft, and gangsters. on the best of the heap is Al Capone... and Capone's such a lot feared hitman is Michael O'Sullivan, identified to buddies and enemies alike because the "Angel of Death". but if Sullivan's eight-year-old son witnesses a gangland execution, father and son locate themselves dealing with off opposed to the main cruel gangster of all time. author Max Allan Collins is a two-time winner of the non-public Eye Writers of America's Shamus Award for his Nathan Heller historic thrillers "True Detective" and "Stolen Away". Award-winning artist Richard Piers Rayner spent 4 years engaged on the paintings for "Road to Perdition", a exertions of affection that has led to the most stunningly real looking drawings of Nineteen Thirties Chicago ever obvious at the revealed web page.

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Frankly, I never rely on luck. A most dangerous occupation. No, my boy, I believe in positive thought. I believe in optimism, provided one never takes it to ridiculous lengths. But above all, Chesterton, I’m convinced in the strength of logic and reasoned action. ’ Ian managed a smile. ’ The Doctor chuckled and took the robe from Vicki as she returned. He moved off, saying over his shoulder, ‘Now keep under cover. Possess yourselves in patience. ’ As soon as the Doctor disappeared through the trees, the long cloak huddled around him to disguise the rest of his clothes, Ian felt all his worry returning.

With Ian unable to help, Barbara is captured by the cruel warlord El Akir. Even if Ian escapes and rescues her, will they ever see the Doctor, Vicki and the TARDIS again? This novel is based on a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 27 Mar – 17 April 1965. Featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell, and his companions Ian, Barbara and Vicki Also available from BBC Books: DOCTOR WHO AND THE DALEKS David Whitaker DOCTOR WHO AND THE CYBERMEN Gerry Davis DOCTOR WHO AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN Terrance Dicks DOCTOR WHO AND THE AUTON INVASION Terrance Dicks DOCTOR WHO AND THE CAVE MONSTERS Malcolm Hulke DOCTOR WHO AND THE CRUSADERS Based on the BBC television serial The Crusade by David Whitaker by arrangement with the BBC DAVID WHITAKER Introduction by CHARLIE HIGSON Illustrated by Henry Fox INTRODUCTION BY Charlie Higson I have a confession to make.

No, but he’s badly wounded. ’ asked Vicki. She searched inside a pouch belonging to the unconscious man, pulled out a jewel-encrusted gold belt and gasped in astonishment. ‘Gold… and rubies. ’ ‘Very useful,’ murmured the Doctor thoughtfully. He suddenly looked up. ’ Ian suddenly came running towards them. ‘I can’t find Barbara anywhere,’ he cried. ’ The Doctor looked at the young man seriously, then down at the ornate belt in his hand. ‘I’m afraid it looks as if the Saracens have taken her,’ he said quietly.

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