Hello all I have a question about a Thriller that I plan on writing, and I'm wondering if there's any history buffs who'd be able to help me. My main character is an older man who sells/receives illegal goods for a living. Him and a couple of other people in his "circle" decide to rebel in some way...But that's not the important part The important part is...in which area of history should my story take place? There are lots of great ideas, one of which is alcohol and the Prohibition in the 1930s. Something to do with the American mythology of the West could work as well. A little more info about the story might be needed. This older guy is a very resourceful and intelligent fence (term for someone who deals with contraband) who is very good at his job. However, he becomes unhappy with the conditions or something like that, and him and his pals use the authorities to essentially blackmail his clients into doing what he wants.