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Black Mass By Dick Lehr

Black Mass by Dick Lehr

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Told in narrative style by the Boston Globe reporters who covered the case from the beginning, this is a true epic crime story that is also a book about Boston and Irish America; about the pull of place; and about the ties between people - ties that bind, and ties that blind.

Black Mass Summary

Black Mass: The Irish Mob, the Boston FBI and a Devil's Deal by Dick Lehr

A gripping, epic true story of violence, double-cross, and brutal murders involving Irish mobsters and corrupt FBI agents in South Boston.. Two boys--John Connolly, and James "Whitey" Bulger--grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the late 1970s, they would meet again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI's Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. What happened between them--a dirty deal to trade secrets and take down Boston's Italian Mafia in the process--would spiral out of control, leading to murders, and drug dealing, and racketeering indictments. And, ultimately, to Bulger making the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. Told in compelling narrative style by the Boston Globe reporters who covered the case from the beginning, Black Mass is a riveting epic crime story that is also a book about Boston and Irish America; about the pull of place; and about the ties between people--ties that bind, and ties that blind. Two boys--John Connolly, and James "Whitey" Bulger--grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the late 1970s, they would meet again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI's Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. What happened between them--a dirty deal to trade secrets and take down Boston's Italian Mafia in the process--would spiral out of control, leading to murders, and drug dealing, and racketeering indictments. And, ultimately, to Bulger making the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. Told in compelling narrative style by the Boston Globe reporters who covered the case from the beginning, Black Mass is a riveting epic crime story that is also a book about Boston and Irish America; about the pull of place; and about the ties between people--ties that bind, and ties that blind. *L.A. Confidential meets Goodfellas in atmospheric Sout h Boston Throughout 2000, new indictments are expected against the FBI agents and some of the mobsters featured in this book *Soon to be a major motion picture .

About Dick Lehr

Gerard O'Neill is the editor of the Boston Globe's Spotlight Team, one of the nation's top investigative reporting units. He started at the Globe in 1966, and has won a Pulitzer Prize, been a Pulitzer finalist, won the Hancock Award, the Loeb Award, and many others. Dick Lehr joined the Boston Globe in 1985. Lehr has also been a Pulitzer Finalist, and he too has won the Hancock and Loeb awards, among others. O'Neill and Lehr are the authors of The Underboss: The Rise and Fall of a Mafia Family.

Additional information

GOR002392671
9781891620409
1891620401
Black Mass: The Irish Mob, the Boston FBI and a Devil's Deal by Dick Lehr
Used - Very Good
Hardback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2000-05-12
400
Winner of Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Fact Crime) 2001
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