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Miserable Business
A story of Chicago’s infamous prohibition mob bosses
by PJ Eiden

Overview


Hank Macklan is Chicago's most reliable, disciplined, and demanding prohibition bootlegger. Working with George Moran of the North Side, Hank is a tough boss who leads his crews through a crime academy teaching them survival tactics and how to succeed in the dangerous liquor business. Learning from the mistakes of his gangster father, Hank insists each man prepare an exit strategy to be ready to leave the miserable business with a moment's notice. Business was good, but devastating attacks are becoming more common like someone knows their every move even before it's made. To make matters worse, Hank has more to worry about more than thieves stealing loads. At the wrong place and time, he tangles with the Murder Twins, a pair of notorious assassins responsible for killing a clerk during a payroll robbery gone bad. As a witness to their crime, Hank finds himself on top of their list for elimination. Buying their way out of prison, the Twins begin the hunt Hank. As Al Capone threatens to take all of Chicago, Hank emerges as the most important asset for the North Side Gang. George Moran knows Hank is a better leader and the key to success. To save his man, George sends Hank out of the city on a train headed to the wilds of northern Minnesota. While taking refuge there, Hank discovers truths about what's at stake back in Chicago. The death trap's spring winds even tighter as Hank returns to the city on a mission and starts to takes back what rightfully belongs to the North Side. Whiskey was important to Hank Macklan, though he rarely drank it. Providing it to the people of Chicago was his business. His eyes lacked the greed of most men at this time. His were filled with an intensity, a determination to survive.

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Description


Miserable Business is a historical fiction set in both Chicago and the wilderness of northern Minnesota during 1920's prohibition. This is a time of mob rivalry, greed, and widespread lawlessness in the illegal liquor business. Hank Macklan is a second-in-charge prohibition bootlegger operating with an unexpected sense of morals.  He is not motivated by greed and he's changing the outcome in Chicago's bloodbath for who will rule the city.  Like ghosts working in the darkest hours, traveling vacant streets, his men move freight trucks into the heart of the city. Beneath the cargo tarps, inside wooden crates, amber-colored bottles rattle along in wait, while the drivers each pray not to need the machine guns at ready on the seat beside them.  Miserable Business shares the 100 year secret twist to history as you know it.  

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About the author


PJ Eiden was raised in the beautiful lakes region of central Minnesota. Growing up, he was always fascinated by the outdoors and learned at an early age never to be the first person of the season to skate on a frozen lake. Today, PJ is a corporate leader with an education in engineering. His passions include hiking in the national parks, reading great mystery novels, and an appreciation for fine art. Miserable Business is PJ's debut novel. You can learn more about PJ at www.PJEiden.com
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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Historical

Language:English

Pages:290

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781098379964

Paperback ISBN:9781098379957


Overview


Hank Macklan is Chicago's most reliable, disciplined, and demanding prohibition bootlegger. Working with George Moran of the North Side, Hank is a tough boss who leads his crews through a crime academy teaching them survival tactics and how to succeed in the dangerous liquor business. Learning from the mistakes of his gangster father, Hank insists each man prepare an exit strategy to be ready to leave the miserable business with a moment's notice. Business was good, but devastating attacks are becoming more common like someone knows their every move even before it's made. To make matters worse, Hank has more to worry about more than thieves stealing loads. At the wrong place and time, he tangles with the Murder Twins, a pair of notorious assassins responsible for killing a clerk during a payroll robbery gone bad. As a witness to their crime, Hank finds himself on top of their list for elimination. Buying their way out of prison, the Twins begin the hunt Hank. As Al Capone threatens to take all of Chicago, Hank emerges as the most important asset for the North Side Gang. George Moran knows Hank is a better leader and the key to success. To save his man, George sends Hank out of the city on a train headed to the wilds of northern Minnesota. While taking refuge there, Hank discovers truths about what's at stake back in Chicago. The death trap's spring winds even tighter as Hank returns to the city on a mission and starts to takes back what rightfully belongs to the North Side. Whiskey was important to Hank Macklan, though he rarely drank it. Providing it to the people of Chicago was his business. His eyes lacked the greed of most men at this time. His were filled with an intensity, a determination to survive.

Read more

Description


Miserable Business is a historical fiction set in both Chicago and the wilderness of northern Minnesota during 1920's prohibition. This is a time of mob rivalry, greed, and widespread lawlessness in the illegal liquor business. Hank Macklan is a second-in-charge prohibition bootlegger operating with an unexpected sense of morals.  He is not motivated by greed and he's changing the outcome in Chicago's bloodbath for who will rule the city.  Like ghosts working in the darkest hours, traveling vacant streets, his men move freight trucks into the heart of the city. Beneath the cargo tarps, inside wooden crates, amber-colored bottles rattle along in wait, while the drivers each pray not to need the machine guns at ready on the seat beside them.  Miserable Business shares the 100 year secret twist to history as you know it.  

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About the author


PJ Eiden was raised in the beautiful lakes region of central Minnesota. Growing up, he was always fascinated by the outdoors and learned at an early age never to be the first person of the season to skate on a frozen lake. Today, PJ is a corporate leader with an education in engineering. His passions include hiking in the national parks, reading great mystery novels, and an appreciation for fine art. Miserable Business is PJ's debut novel. You can learn more about PJ at www.PJEiden.com
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