Synopses & Reviews
John Dillinger is an adrenaline-fueled narrative that reignites America's fascination with the suave and deadly desperado who became the FBI's first Public Enemy, whose storyand#151;until nowand#151;has been riddled with rumors and fiction. Dillinger and his bank-robbing gang cut a criminal swath never to be equaled, thrilling a nation in the throes of the Great Depression. When caught, Dillinger staged one of the most harrowing prison escapes imaginableand#151;only to finally be betrayed by the infamous "Lady in Red." John Dillinger brings to light bank robberies never before reported; detailed plans for major crimes that Dillinger nearly implemented; the revelation that the Lady in Red was actually a police plant; and the startling motives behind John Dillinger's execution by rogue FBI agents. With access to the thousands of sources collected in the world's foremost Dillinger archivesand#151;including dozens of photographsand#151;New York Times bestselling author Matera describes every robbery, shoot-out, and prison escape as though he had choreographed them himself.
Bestselling author Matera's adrenaline-fueled narrative uses thousands of detailed accounts of every robbery, shoot-out, and prison escape to set the record straight on the famous outlaw.