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 - Jessica Leight - Goodreads
The author and his colleagues have done an admirable job chronicling the shocking story of the alliance between the Boston FBI and Whitey Bulger. I have a couple of quibbles with the book: first, the ... Read full review
Review: Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish MobUser Review - Dan DeMaioNewton - Goodreads
I saw the trailer for the movie coming out and was in total fear of the Whitey Bulger that Johnny Depp was playing. I had to read the book that inspired the movie. The book does have a thriller aspect ... Read full review