Depression-era Chicago: a city riding a tide of liquor and blood, ruled by guns, graft, and gangsters. At the top of the heap is Al Capone... and Capone's most feared hitman is Michael O'Sullivan, known to friends and enemies alike as the "Angel of Death". But when Sullivan's eight-year-old son witnesses a gangland execution, father and son find themselves facing off against the most merciless gangster of all time.
Writer Max Allan Collins is a two-time winner of the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus Award for his Nathan Heller historical thrillers "True Detective" and "Stolen Away". Award-winning artist Richard Piers Rayner spent four years working on the artwork for "Road to Perdition", a labor of love that has resulted in some of the most stunningly realistic drawings of 1930s Chicago ever seen on the printed page.