With the superb narrative gifts
honed in dozens of novels, Estleman has captured the essence of this
American icon as never before. With subtly nuanced portrayals of those
in Capone’s circle—his underrated wife Mae Capone, members of the
Chicago Outfit including the deadly Frank Nitti—as well as his nemesis,
J. Edgar Hoover, Hoover’s secretary Helen Gandy and others, The Confessions of Al Capone is a major literary achievement.
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