Crime held the United States in a deadly stranglehold…until the F.B.I. fought back! Handpicked by J. Edgar Hoover, one agent took on the underworld head on, two fisted and guns blazing-Dan Fowler, G-Man!
G-Man Dan Fowler takes the trail of the Grey Gang — that band of masked killers who laugh at the Law while committing every heinous crime known to humanity!
During the Depression, crime and corruption swept across the United States like a massive, seemingly unstoppable storm. Great steps were taken on a federal level to combat the ever-increasing hold of organized crime as well as a growing number of murders, large scale robberies, and other criminal operations. Because of Prohibition, much of the legal power in the country was centered in the then Department of Investigation, led since 1924 by J. Edgar Hoover. Even with the end of Prohibition in 1933, Hoover’s hold on law enforcement didn’t weaken, the Department being renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935, reflecting not only Hoover’s reach, but also the power of the entity itself.
It was also the same year that G-Men Magazine debuted, featuring Dan Fowler, the character who would quickly become the best known F.B.I. agent on the printed page. Called a ‘manhunter’ by his earliest authors, Fowler was even more well known by the moniker that he borrowed from the title of his magazine and made his own: G-Man.
Fowler stood out from other Pulp heroes before him in several ways. Although seemingly superhuman in some ways, especially in later stories, Fowler was cut from the cloth of more grounded heroes like policemen and detectives. Readers could not only see the very crime that seemingly filled their streets in the Fowler stories, but they could also believe someone like the G-Man was just outside fighting for them.
Milton Bagby breathes life into the F.B.I.’s most relentless and skilled manhunter, Dan Fowler G-Man in the thrilling tale Snatch! Originally published in the October 1935 issue of G-Men!
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Grey Gang
Chapter 2: Battle Orders
Chapter 3: Alibi
Chapter 4: The Hidden Eye
Chapter 5: Pursuit
Chapter 6: The Trap
Chapter 7: Machine-Gun Defy
Chapter 8: The Loopholes of the Law
Chapter 9: The Crash-Out
Chapter 10: Flight
Chapter 11: Death in the Dark
Chapter 12: The Armored Car Factory
Chapter 13: The Decoy Car
Chapter 14: A Governor Disappears
Chapter 15: A Cave in the Hills
Chapter 16: Trail’s End