On Sale: January 24, 2017
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Historical | Western
A rousing, suspenseful debut novel—True Grit meets
Catch Me If You Can—based on the forgotten true story of
a Robin Hood of the American frontier who pulls off the
first successful kidnapping for ransom in U.S.
Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is a
forgotten folk hero who captivated the nation as an
outlaw for economic justice. World, Chase Me Down
resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the
first great crime of the last century: how in 1900 the
out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of
Omaha’s wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of
$25,000 in gold, and then burgled, safe-cracked, and
bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond,
inciting a manhunt that was dubbed “the thrill of the
nation” and a showdown in the court of public opinion
between the haves and have-nots—all the while plotting a
return to the woman he never stopped loving. As if
channeling Mark Twain and Charles Portis, Andrew Hilleman
has given us a character who is bawdy and soulful,
grizzled, salty, and hard-drinking, and with a voice as
unforgettable as that of Lucy Marsden in Alan Gurganus’s
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All—an antihero you
can’t help rooting for.
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