If you have heard the name Al Capone, chances are good that you know a thing or two about Eliot Ness as well. During the Prohibition era in the United States, this opposing pair played a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Capone was the most notorious figure connected with organized crime in the country. Ness was the Prohibition agent who dedicated his life to sending this criminal to prison. Countless books, films, and even a comic book or two have told their story. But how much about Eliot Ness and his pursuit of Capone is actually true? This book examines the facts—and the fiction—surrounding these now–famous names and the many stories they have inspired.