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I am a huge Howie Carr fan and love his writing (and radio show) but honestly the narrator of this book ruined it for me. He speaks in a fake wise guy manner which is only interrupted by an even worse fake Boston accent. As a life long resident of the area, I cringed each time he did it.
You might not be as affected by this as I was...and honestly it's a great story which is very well written. Worth purchasing but be warned..
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I usually like mafia books, but this one is below mediocre. Although the publisher promoted the book by saying Johnny Mortarano was an unlikely hitman, he's a psychopath, with the lowest moral character, who is among the likeliest to become a murderer and criminal.
The writing has no panache. The author introduces so many characters, that it is extremely difficult to keep track of them. The writing is merely a bland recitation of the events. The story is told through the cross examination of Mortarano through a defense attorney who is trying to impeach Mortarano's credibility. It's a good device - but hey- everything else about the book sucks.
Although the author says Mortarano never went to college, wikipedia says he played football for the Boston College Eagles. He's even listed on the Boston College Eagles, wikipedia page. WTF.
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