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Black Mass by Dick Lehr
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Mar 27, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: true crime readers, nonfiction readers
Read in June, 2002

** spoiler alert ** Where's Whitey? That's still the question. I read this book in 2002 not knowing anything about the Irish mob in Boston. As I was getting closer to the end of the book, I started to wonder when the FBI was going to catch this guy...then to finally realize they never have. This is an extraordinarily revealing book about James "Whitey" Bulger's "unholy alliance" with the FBI. The true villain is John Connolly, the up and coming FBI guy who triumphantly returns to his hometown of Boston, makes Whitey (who was from his old neighborhood) his informant, and brings down the Italian Mafia. In the process, he becomes Whitey's informant, tipping him off on investigations and helping him elude prosecution for his own heinous crimes. This is a great true crime story.
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