Cheyney, Peter: Dark Hero
Twenty-year old Rene Berg comes out of the Ozarks to Prohibition-era Chicago with streets paved with gold, to get himself some of that gold. Instead he ends up being the top killer for the Scansci organization. He meets gorgeous 20-year old Clovis Scansci married to fat and fifty Paul Scansci, a schemer always on the look-out for Number 1. During a gang war between the Scansci and Calsimo outfits, Clovis persuades naïve Rene to stop it by killing both bosses. Berg runs for his life and after making some ‘jack’ in South America Rene rescues two members of the Norwegian Resistance from the Nazis. The delectable Clovis, true to form, is still working for Clovis and gets Berg a spell in a concentration camp in Germany. Ultimately right triumphs over might and the good guy gets the girl.