Curt Ladnier, who lives in Montevallo, Alabama, has never been to Iowa. This will soon change, as he’s planning a trip to Montgomery County. His purpose is to do some research into the activities here of John A. “Jack” Boyle.
Boyle, for those who’ve not heard of him, was addicted to opium, whiskey, and bad behavior.
His pastimes included extortion, forgery, blackmail, burglary, bigamy, various scams, horrific benders, and an occasional armed robbery.