Explores the life of Johnny Martorano and the role he played in the world of Boston's organized crime, discussing not only the exploits of Martorano, his partner Whitey Bulger, and the Winter Hill Gang, but also the corrupt politicians and G-Men involved.
Recounts the criminal career of Stevie Flemmi, a Boston gangster who spent forty years outside the law while also serving as an FBI informant and eventually pleaded guilty to ten murders, taken from a lengthy account he gave while in custody.
Following the lead of Boston crime-thriller writers, New York Times bestselling author and radio sensation Howie Carr delivers Hard Knocks-a hard-hitting tale of survival, betrayal, deceit, and murder...in other words, a fictional odyssey through the last thirty years of crime in Boston. Jack Reilly, a dodgy ex-Boston cop, is trying to make ends meet as a private investigator. When a client is killed, execution style, Reilly finds himself in a whole world of pain. Someone wants him dead-but why? To find out, Reilly must weed through thirty years of duplicity, corruption, and killing...a web of politicians dirtier than mobsters and criminals nobler than senators. He needs to uncover the dangerous truth behind the bribery, blood, and backdoor deals that define the highest levels of both organized crime and State House politics-before it's too late. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Thomas J. Foley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: True Crime
The riveting account of former head of Massachusetts State Police Thomas J. Foley’s twenty-year pursuit of murderous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, and of Foley’s key role in exposing the FBI’s protection of Bulger’s criminal empire. June 23, 2011. The news of the notorious gangster Whitey Bulger’s capture—after sixteen years on the FBI’s Most Wanted list—swept the nation. Many breathed a sigh of relief. But for Thomas J. Foley, a former Massachusetts state police colonel and the investigator who sparked Bulger’s flight from Boston, the moment was bittersweet. The FBI may have caught Bulger, but as Foley had painfully discovered almost two decades before, they were also responsible for his escape. It has been known that Whitey Bulger was a secret informant for the FBI, but it has never been revealed—until now—that the FBI was actually actively protecting Bulger from Foley, effectively derailing Foley’s efforts to stop Bulger’s horrific crime sprees time and again. At one point, the FBI even presented Foley with a plaque at a holiday party that read “the Most Hated Man in Law Enforcement,” a not-so-subtle suggestion that he and his team should lay off their investigation. Most Wanted is a true-life thriller, and Foley is the hero at its center. His investigative efforts resulted in criminal convictions of a half-dozen of Boston’s most notorious thugs and also led to the conviction of John Connolly, one of the FBI agents who abetted Bulger; Connolly is now serving a forty-year prison sentence. In this book, Foley, a cop’s cop, honestly recounts how his wide-eyed admiration for the nation’s top law enforcement agency was gradually transformed by dark realities he didn’t want to believe.
THE NEW YORKTIMES BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING JOHNNY DEPP AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, DAKOTA JOHNSON AND KEVIN BACON A gripping true story of violence, double-cross and corruption, Black Mass takes us deep undercover, exposing one of the most outrageous scandals in FBI history. Boston, 1975. Under a harvest moon,'Whitey' Bulger, godfather of the Irish Mob, waits for an old school buddy. Since they last met, Little John Connolly has become a high-ranking FBI agent. Connolly needs an informant - someone with a good view of Boston's dark side. Whitey needs certain priority treatment. Soon the die is cast.
Author: Kevin Cullen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2013-09-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Chronicles the criminal career of the gangster who provided a protection racket against drug lords, ran illegal gambling, robbed banks, and served as an informant for the FBI until going into hiding for sixteen years.
Author: George Howe Colt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Blends history and memoir in an account that in alternating chapters explores the author's quest to understand the impact of his brothers on his life and the complex relationships between iconic brothers, including the Thoreaus, the Van Goghs, and the Marxes.
The Jack Nicholson film The Departed didn't tell half of their story. A poor kid from the slums, Robert Fitzpatrick grew up to become a stellar FBI agent and challenge the country's deadliest gangsters. Relentless in his desire to catch, prosecute, and convict Whitey Bulger, Fitzpatrick fought the nation's most determined cop-gangster battle since Melvin Purvis hunted, confronted, and killed John Dillinger. In his crusade to bring Bulger to justice, Fitzpatrick faced not only Whitey but also corrupt FBI agents, along with political cronies and enablers from Boston to Washington who, in one way or another, blocked his efforts at every step. Even when Fitzpatrick discovered the very organization to which he had sworn allegiance was his biggest obstacle, the agent continued to pursue Whitey and his gang . . . knowing that they were prepared to murder anyone who got in their way. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Whitey Bulger is gone from Boston, but Bench McCarthy is here to take his place. Bench McCarthy is a thug's thug, a hitman, an underworld jack-of-all-trades running his own mob out of Winter Hill in Somerville while simultaneously handling "wet work" for Sally Curto, a half-demented, totally obscene mob boss. After years of gangland peace, Bench and Sally suddenly find themselves clay pigeons for unknown hit crews coming at them from every direction. The motives are as murky as the hitmen themselves, but all roads seem to lead back to the State House, where corrupt pols are battling over a bill to legalize billions of dollars' worth of new casinos. In order to stay alive as he puts an end to the uprising, the wisecracking Bench must set aside his objections and enlist the help of Jack Reilly, a dodgy ex-cop turned private investigator. The hunter has become the hunted. Killers is a thrilling ride through the dark underbelly of Boston crime and politics that could only have been written by the man novelist James Ellroy calls "the Bacon-Banging Boston Bossman"-Howie Carr, the newspaper columnist on whom Whitey Bulger first put out a contract and then called as a defense witness during his 2013 murder trial in Boston. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Michael Patrick MacDonald
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release Date: 2010-07-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A breakaway bestseller since its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by Whitey Bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald's Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted, accordion-playing single mother who endures the deaths of four of her eleven children. Nearly suffocated by his grief and his community's code of silence, MacDonald tells his family story here with gritty but moving honesty.
Plug Uglies is a perfect addition to the library of any true-crime fan anywhere.Plug Uglies is the final installment in best-selling author Howie Carr's series about organized crime in Boston. In this book, Howie tells a number of previously untold stories about the famous FBI bugging of the Boston Mafia's headquarters, the merger of the Winter Hill Gang with the Mafia, and the Plymouth Mail Truck robbery. He also includes scores of never-before-seen photos, revealing the private lives of Mob serial killer Jimmy “the Bear” Flemmi and one of Johnny Martorano's long-forgotten victims.The book also includes Whitey Bulger's early military and court records, including the first record of his informing from 1956, FBI Most Wanted posters, and a fascinating series of memos from the Massachusetts State Police detailing the inside story on the hits of the Irish Gang War.
A mysterious murder exposes a dangerous crime lord. In this fascinating work, both sides of a decades-long case are explored and uncovered. Tulsa computer tycoon Roger Wheeler discovered that he was being defrauded by a group of organized criminals in Boston led by Whitey Bulger. When Wheeler acted against the criminals, Bulger's gang took matters into their own hands. Wheeler's murder sparked events that led prosecutors across the country in search of the truth. This riveting true story lays out how the unrelenting efforts of the family of the murdered Oklahoma businessman led to this crime boss's downfall.
When Joey Donahue is released from prison after serving six years for racketeering, he is determined to stay clear of the life of crime that has supported him for the past twenty-five years. Unable to find a legitimate job due to his association with the mob and Whitey Bulger, Joey finally surrenders to the temptation of a friend's offer to join him in a fast score - the simple robbery of a drug dealer - to help him make ends meet. The robbery is a sting operation set up by the FBI with the express purpose of forcing Joey to cooperate in the frustratingly unsuccessful search for his one - time mentor. Reluctantly partnered with an FBI agent, the hunt for Whitey takes place against an international backdrop until the old friends finally meet up in a high-stakes climax, ending the game of cat and mouse once and for all.