A thriller, of the first water, or rather the substance of which thrillers are model -- the inside story of crime in the United States, and the criminal careers of such famous and notorious characters as Frank Nash, Verne Miller, Harvey Bailey, Machine Gun Kelly, Herb Farmer, Baby Face Nelson, John Paul Chase, Dillinger, William Donald Mayer, and innumerable other headliners of modern times. A tribute to the constructive work being done in the Department of Justice, Division of Investigation, by its director, Edgar J. Hoover. Factual material, at first hand. For those who like mystery stories, and crime reading; for the vast tabloid public; for the average reader who cannot resist newspaper scareheads. First class journalism, good drama, human interest stuff.