Road to Paradise (2005) In the cliché-packed conclusion of the gory trilogy that began with Road to Perdition , Max Allan Collins continues the biography of Michael Satariano. (He… 2005-12-01 Fiction Mystery and Thriller William Morrow
Book Review

Road to Paradise (2005)

OFF 'ROAD'-ING Collins continues her tale
OFF 'ROAD'-ING Collins continues her tale
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Dec 01, 2005; Writer: Max Allan Collins; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: William Morrow

In the cliché-packed conclusion of the gory trilogy that began with Road to Perdition, Max Allan Collins continues the biography of Michael Satariano. (He was Tom Hanks' son in the 2002 film.) At 50, Michael — an upstanding family man with a ''wolf-whistle-worthy'' wife and a casino job for the Mob — is framed for the murder of a barbaric Chicago loan shark. Ready to break his lifelong connection to organized crime, Michael turns state's evidence. If you've ever wondered how the Witness Protection Program's security can be breached, Road to Paradise offers one possibility. The results are grisly — an ostensibly sympathetic main character is ''slashed to ribbons'' while sleeping — but what's more appalling is how little the reader will care.

Originally posted Nov 25, 2005 Published in issue #852 Dec 02, 2005 Order article reprints