Jeff McArthur grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska where he began writing at a very young age. He became fascinated with movies as a teenager and began making them at 15, going on to New York University for college where he studied film, TV, and radio. In New York he worked with the comedy group The State, with PBS, and several others, before moving out to Los Angeles in 1995.
Jeff continued to work in the film industry for 15 years, working on various films and making a few of his own, including the documentary The Forgotten Grave and the horror film Stolen Souls.
He turned to book writing with the premier of his novel The Table of Truth in 2011. He followed that up with the critically acclaimed book about his grandfather, Pro Bono - The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate. He learned about the story of The Great Heist from that same grandfather, who worked with several of the attorneys involved in the case.
McArthur has also released the novels Relic Worlds and The American Game. Two Gun Hart will be his largest release to date.
Title: Two Gun Hart
Author: Jeff McArthur
Publisher: Bandwagon Books
Publication Date: March 24, 2015
Retail Price: $28.95 (Hardcover) / $12.95 (Paperback) / $2.99 (Kindle)
Born in Italy and raised in Brooklyn, Vincenzo Capone left home when he was a teenager. He traveled with a wild-west show and fought in Europe during the Great War where he earned a medal for sharp-shooting.
Upon his return, he settled in Nebraska where he went by the name Richard Hart. He married, had children, and worked closely with the local Indian communities. He dressed like the type of cowboy he had seen in silent movies, rode a horse, and wielded two six-shooters at his side, which earned him the name "Two Gun" Hart.
When the Volstead Act made alcohol production and transportation illegal, Richard joined the ranks and became one of the most effective Prohibition officers in the country. He chased down criminals, busted alcohol stills, and protected the Indians reservations he served, all while using an assumed name.
But his past caught up with him when his younger brother, Al Capone, became one of the most infamous criminals in the country. They were two brothers on opposite sides of the law, both ambitious and skillful, and both family.