Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob
John Connoly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the mid 1970's, 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 next -- a dirty deal to being down the Italian mob in exchange for protection for Bulger -- would spiral out of control, leading to murders, drug dealing, racketeering indictments, and, ultimately, the biggest informant scandal in the history of the FBI.
Compellingly told by two Boston Globe reporters who were on the case from the beginning, Black Mass is at once a riveting crime story, a cautionary tale about the abuse of power, and a penetrating look at Boston and its Irish population.
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Review: Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish MobUser Review - Sabot - Goodreads
I did not care for the sensationalist style of writing which was used in this book. Though it purports to be a work of journalism, phrases such as the following are not uncommon: "Stephen's little ... Read full review
Review: Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish MobUser Review - Bridget - Goodreads
This was entertaining but at the end of the day I find stories like The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor more interesting than Whitey Bulger ... Read full review