DARE THE DEVIL
Roger’s latest historical novel “Dare the Devil” paints a compelling picture of the violent turf wars waged by Los Angeles crime lords Bugsy Siegel, Mickey Cohen and Jack Dragna in the city’s turbulent postwar years, and the reckless reporter who risks his life writing about them. “Dare the Devil” also takes a fresh look at the bloody, never-solved murder of Siegel.
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“The 1947 assassination of mobster Bugsy Siegel — a crime that was never solved — gets a fresh look in Conlee’s historical novel, “Dare the Devil.” The just-released novel paints a picture of the violent turf wars waged by Los Angeles crime lords Siegel, Mickey Cohen and Jack Dragna in the city’s turbulent postwar years. In “Dare the Devil,” investigative reporter Jake Weaver, the protagonist, is sent by his newspaper’s owner, the flamboyant William Randolph Hearst, to investigate and expose the gangsters’ criminal activities, and you know how dangerous that can be.”
—The Beach Reporter, Los Angeles