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Melvin Purvis Born Melvin Horace Purvis, Jr. October 24, 1903 Timmonsville, South Carolina Died February 29, 1960 (aged 56) Florence, South Carolina Cause of death Self-inflicted gunshot (possibly accidental) Nationality American Education University of South Carolina School of Law Employer FBI Known for Leading the investigation on the John Dillinger case

Amidst rumors of a conspiracy by the Axis powers to diminish America’s capacity to engage in hostilities, the FBI is called into action. Special Agent Chess Power is empowered by Deputy Director Melvin Purvis to put together a plan to thwart the efforts of a mysterious team known as the Triad. Power heads out to Alcatraz Island and enlists the aid of criminal genius Alvin Karpis in return for his parole.