Brutal

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - True Crime - 320 pages
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I grew up in the Old Colony housing project in South Boston and became partners with James "Whitey" Bulger, who I always called Jimmy.

Jimmy and I, we were unstoppable. We took what we wanted. And we made people disappear—permanently. We made millions. And if someone ratted us out, we killed him. We were not nice guys.

I found out that Jimmy had been an FBI informant in 1999, and my life was never the same. When the feds finally got me, I was faced with something Jimmy would have killed me for—cooperating with the authorities. I pled guilty to twenty-nine counts, including five murders. I went away for five and a half years.

I was brutally honest on the witness stand, and this book is brutally honest, too; the brutal truth that was never before told. How could it? Only three people could tell the true story. With one on the run and one in jail for life, it falls on me.

 

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Review: Brutal: The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's Irish Mob

User Review  - Ben Denison - Goodreads

I liked the subject, but not the writer, Kevin Weeks. He was a tough guy in the Whitey circle, but seemed way too cocky. Apologetic to his family, but proud of his life. At the risk of him hunting me down, I'll just say the book was average. Read full review

Review: Brutal: The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's Irish Mob

User Review  - Ysidro - Goodreads

Great book. Inside info from muscle inside the Winter Hill Gang. If you like true crime, you'll dig this one. Read full review

Contents

Growing Up in Southie
1
19781982
29
The Halloran Murder
53
LoanSharking Extortion and Murder
77
Barrett McIntyre and Hussey 19831985
107
Stevie Flemmi
127
19801990
149
Ten More Murders
169
Stippo
191
The Media Lies
203
19941996
213
FBI and the Law
237
Arrest Prison and Release
257
Where Are They Now?
279
Afterword
281
Acknowledgments
297

Jimmy and Southie
179

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About the author (2009)

Kevin Weeks is out of prison and living a clean life in Massachusetts.

Phyllis Karas is the coauthor of two previous books. She is a contributor to People magazine and an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Journalism. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with her husband.

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