NEW! – Touhy vs Capone
When beat cop Don Herion and his partner responded to shots fired on December 16, 1959, they didn’t know that they had heard the final, fatal salvo in one of the most contorted conflicts in the history of organized crime. A canny bootlegger, Roger Touhy had survived a gang war with Al Capone, false imprisonment for a faked kidnapping, a prison break and recapture. His story dragged in all the notorious men of his day: Frank Nitti, John “Jake the Barber” Factor, Mayor Cermak, Melvin Purvis, J. Edgar Hoover, Baby Face Nelson, Dan “Tubbo” Gilbert, FDR and JFK. As Touhy”s life was ending on his sister”s front porch, Herion’s quest to unravel the tangle of events that led to his assassination had just begun.
The Chicago Way
Read about over 150 Chicago gangland executions revealing how, why and when they happened. Several of the victims were informants of the author, some were members of the Chicago Outfit and hit-men themselves, they were brutally tortured murdered as well.
Pay, Quit, or Die
PAY, QUIT, OR DIE, is an inside look on how Chicago’s Organized Crime, Outfit operates in Chicago and Las Vegas. Chicago Police Detective Sergeant Don Herion spent 40 of his 46 years in law enforcement fighting them by busting up their gambling operations in the city and suburbs. Gambling financed most of their other illegal activities such as loan-sharking, narcotics, prostitution and stock swindles. Mysteriously, Herion found himself back in uniform. On occasion he acted as a vigilante to get the job done. Eventually he returned to the Organized Crime Division. He affected more than 4,000 raids and arrested hundreds of bookmakers and other racketeers.