Hitman

Hitman

The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano : Whitey Bulger's Enforcer and the Most Feared Gangster in the Underworld

Paperback - 2012
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Crime reporter Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of Johnny Martorano. For two decades, Martorano struck fear into anyone even remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twentymurders--for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey, and at the flamboyant city of Boston, which Martorano so ruthlessly ruled. A plethora of paradoxes, Johnny Martorano was Mr. Mom by day and man-about-town by night. Surrounded by fast-living politicians, sports celebrities, and showbiz entertainers, Johnny was charismatically colorful--as charming as he was frightening. After all, he was, in the end, a hitman. The paperback edition of Howie Carr's riveting true-crime story includes a new epilogue detailing Whitney Bulger's dramatic June 2011 capture. --From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2012
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780765332394
0765332396
Branch Call Number: HV6452.M4 C373 2012
Characteristics: 477 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm

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SEBoiko
May 08, 2013

The irony that the hitman who murdered my father possesses more integrity than the FBI and the United States government will trouble me until my death.

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SEBoiko
May 08, 2013

Looking the other way for Whitey and Stevie was turning into a cottage industry for bent cops in Boston.

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SEBoiko
May 08, 2013

We weren't in America, Weeks replied. We were in Boston.

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SEBoiko
May 08, 2013

What ever his reasons, or ulterior motives, Bobby Kennedy was determined to destroy the Mafia.

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Aug 04, 2011

It reads like a crime novel but it's all true..the lawless times following World War II through to trails in the 21st. century in Boston and area. Fascinating reading..mind-boggling amounts of money..great 'mug' shots.

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