Hitman – Book Review

HitmanAuthor: Howie Carr

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, www.tor-forge.com

Copyright: 2011, 2012, ISBN: 09876543216

Reviewed by: Lynard Barnes, 18 July 2013

 

Summary: “The untold story of Johnny Martorano: Whitey Bulger’s enforcer and the most feared gangster in the underworld”.  Okay, so we continue our fascination with the honor-code among society’s parasitic criminals and our own enabling behavior. This book is an excellent chronicle of corruption and crime of the small and big.

 

Cable TV news devoted hours to showing the Florida murder trial of George Zimmerman, the man who killed seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin. At the same time, a federal trial not shown on cable-TV or anywhere else was and is, as of this writing, underway in Boston for James J. “Whitey” Bulger. Bulger was leader of the organized crime group known as the Winter Hill gang during the 1970s-1980s.

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