In this gritty New York Times best-seller, the true story of a crooked deal between the FBI and the Irish Mob is exposed. By providing a penetrating look into the mean streets of mid-1970s South Boston, the author shows how two kids from the neighborhood cross paths again years later, ending in the biggest informant scandal in FBI history.
©2012 Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill (P)2012 Recorded Books
Gangsters, cops, FBI, dames and dolls. Good guys (who weren't), bad guys (depending on circumstance and outlook at any moment). Enjoyed it for awhile - 'til it got too long, too much the "same old". Did finally finish the last chapters after several months hiatus. Humanity finds a way to disappoint.
Whitey because he was what every lover of organized crime books wants to read about
It was well done and well read. That seems like something all audio books have, but it is NOT.
Nothing exreme. Just well done.
Great performance! The detail was incredible when compared with the movie. You walk out of the theatre thinking that the F.B.I. were heroes... and then.... you read the book. Bulger was the Devil, and the F.B.I. we're his right hand. it's amazing how bad Hollywood is at creating a movie, that is based off of a book/true story. They have the script, plot, beginning, middle, and end, and still manage to completely destroy the story..
The narrative was incredible, much credit to the authors for sorting through 30 years of events, tens of thousands of court documents, news articles, and interviews into a novel that captures your interest from the first page on. Instead of going the Hollywood route, and forcing their opinion on the story, and recreating the wheel, they took the time and effort to tell the story as it actually happened.
Once you start reading it you can't put it down! Excellent story about Bugler and some of the corrupt FBI At the time who
We're in cahoots with Bulger!
It's amazing and incredible how a criminal managed to get the FBI under his thumb and use them to become one of the most notorious gangsters in history!
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