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Black mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a devil's deal

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This is a true story of violence, double-cross, and brutal murders involving Irish mobsters and corrupt FBI agents in South Boston. Two boys - John Connolly, and James Whitey Bulger - grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the late 1970s, 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 between them - a dirty deal to trade secrets and take down Boston's Italian Mafia in the process - would spiral out of control, leading to murders, and drug dealing, and racketeering indictments. And, ultimately, to Bulger making the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. Told in narrative style by the Boston Globe reporters who covered the case from the beginning, Black Mass is an epic crime story that is also a book about Boston and Irish America; about the pull of place; and about the ties between people - ties that bind, and ties that blind.
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When the FBI turned an Irish mobster into an informant, they corrupted the entire judicial system and sanctioned the worst crime spree Boston has ever seen. This is the true story behind the major motion picture.
James "Whitey" Bulger became one of the most ruthless gangsters in US history, and all because of an unholy deal he made with a childhood friend. John Connolly a rising star in the Boston FBI office, offered Bulger protection in return for helping the Feds eliminate Boston's Italian mafia. But no one offered Boston protection from Whitey Bulger, who, in a blizzard of gangland killings, took over the city's drug trade. Whitey's deal with Connolly's FBI spiraled out of control to become the biggest informant scandal in FBI history.
Black Mass is a New York Times and Boston Globe bestseller, written by two former reporters who were on the case from the beginning. It is an epic story of violence, double-cross, and corruption at the center of which are the black hearts of two old friends whose lives unfolded in the darkness of permanent midnight.

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subject_facet Bulger, Whitey, -- 1929-, Downloadable audio books, Irish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Social conditions, Organized crime -- Massachusetts -- Boston, South Boston (Boston, Mass.) -- Social conditions, United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Corrupt practices
title_display Black mass : Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a devil's deal
title_full Black Mass Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal, Black mass : Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a devil's deal / Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill, Black mass [electronic resource] : [Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a devil's deal] / Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill
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