Third episode in the adventures of Tintin
, first published in 1934
Plot: Once again, Le Petit Vingtième sends Tintin to some faraway and exotic place to comment on events and celebrities du jour - this time, brave Tintin has his sights trained on the gangster empires of the Prohibition. Al Capone & Co. are less than delighted with the sudden exposure and try to make sure that the meddling European journalist won't live to tell their tale. Tintin also encounters the native Americans as well as a number of other US-specific phenomena.