A gripping and chilling true story of violence, double-cross and corruption, Black Mass takes us deep undercover, exposing one of the worst scandals in FBI history.
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Boston 1975. Under a harvest moon, 'Whitey' Bulger, godfather of the Irish Mob, waits for an old school buddy. It has been a long time, and a lot has changed. Little John Connolly is now a high-ranking FBI agent. He is an agent in need of an informant - someone with a good view of Boston's dark side. He is an agent willing to be corrupted. An agent about to get played.
|Publication date:||22nd October 2015|
|Author:||Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neil|
|Publisher:||Canongate Books Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Biographies & Autobiographies|
'Black Mass succeeds admirably in showing just how fragile FBI integrity can be when the good guys lose sight of the truth, the rules, and the law' Washington Post
'A jaw-dropping, true-life tale of how two thugs corrupted the FBI' Baltimore Sun
'Black Mass should prompt a reevaluation of the uses and misuses of informers by law-enforcement officials throughout the country' New York Times Book Review
'A work of rare lucidity, high drama, journalistic integrity and plain courage' -- James Carroll, author of An American Requiem
Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill are former reporters with the Boston Globe, and co-authors of Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss. O'Neill has won the Pulitzer, Hancock and Loeb Prizes. Lehr, a Pulitzer finalist, has also won the Hancock and Loeb awards. He currently is a professor of journalism at Boston University, where he is a co-director of an investigative reporting clinic.More About Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neil