Legendary lawbreaker and lothario John Dillinger’s final escapade as imagined by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Eagle Has Landed.
It’s 1934 and bank robber John Dillinger, the FBI’s most wanted man, once again confounds the police and the public by breaking out of prison and vanishing. An entire nation speculates on where he might have gone. But they’re all wrong . . .
With his mug on the cover of every rag sheet from New York to Los Angeles, Dillinger flees to Mexico to lay low and stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, trouble is already there waiting for him in the suave, sinister figure of Don Jose Manuel de Rivera—an old-school man of means who approaches Dillinger to act as “security” at a remote gold mine where there are no workers, only slaves. And when Dillinger refuses, he unwittingly lights the fuse on a bullet-for-bullet brawl he sure as hell didn’t want—but sure as hell will finish.
In this suspenseful “what-if” novel, Jack Higgins spins an action-packed adventure that pits one of the most notorious outlaws in American history against bloodthirsty bandits, corrupt federales, and an irresistible woman whose beauty may be the death of him.