The Last Jewish Gangster Series

2 books in series
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The Early Years Publisher's summary

In 1944 Brooklyn, newborn Michael J. Hardy was rejected by his mother so she could run with gangster Bugsy Siegel, Hardy's godfather. Shirley Rook quickly rose to the top of the criminal ranks. As the queen of New York City crime, she laundered mob money, ran the city's largest bookmaking operation, and handed payouts to dirty cops, politicians, and judges. To win his mother's love and respect, Hardy became a fearless gangster. Throughout his career as a criminal, he robbed banks and drug dealers alike, ran a finger of an international stolen car ring, kidnapped drug lords, and even became a hired gun. At his lowest, he ended up doing time for his mother's counterfeiting operation in Mexico's most dangerous prison.

Hardy's criminal code of conduct combined elements of tough Ukrainian Jew and warm Southern Baptist, whether dealing with family and friends or fellow inmates during a combined 26 years spent in prisons and jails. He maintained this characteristic gregarious strength throughout his astonishing life, in which Hardy was shot 11 times, committed 14 hits for the mob, twice wore wires for Rudy Giuliani to nab dirty cops, wrote a letter to JFK to get out of military prison, choked the Hillside Strangler, shared prison time with notorious criminals, and even spent 10 years in Hollywood working as muscle for a B-studio, where he was even cast in nonspeaking roles.

©2022 David Larson (P)2022 WildBlue Press
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  • Book 1

    • The Last Jewish Gangster, Book 1
    • By: David Larson
    • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 05-31-22
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

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