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This was an interesting take on the story of the notorious South Boston crime lord, James "Whitey" Bulger. The author documents the trial of Bulger and his crimes using actual court transcripts and first hand interviews with key Bulger associates, former federal agents and members of the victims families. The book takes a hard look at the people in positions of power in the FBI who allowed Bulger to operate and commit horrific crimes, even to the extent of aiding and abetting murder. While Bulger was found guilty of 31 counts, the individuals who protected him in the FBI, save for one agent, John Connelly, were able to wash their hands of him in the end with no consequences. Worth a listen!
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I enjoy books about true crime/historical & famous trials-- trial lawyers would enjoy reading the account of this trial, witness-by-witness. The FBI's participation and outright complacency is shocking as they could have saves many lives. I wonder how much of such activities go on today... reminds me of the dreadful Iran-Contra affair by the Reagan admnistration.
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