Hitman: The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano---Whitey Bulger's Partner and the Most Feared Gangster in the the Underworld

Hitman: The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano---Whitey Bulger's Partner and the Most Feared Gangster in the the Underworld

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by Howie Carr
     
 

Martin Scorsese's The Departed barely touched on his story. Now radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of gangster Johnny Martorano in Hitman.

For two decades Martorano struck fear into anyone even remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey

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Martin Scorsese's The Departed barely touched on his story. Now radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of gangster Johnny Martorano in Hitman.

For two decades Martorano struck fear into anyone even remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twenty mob murders--for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey, and at the flamboyant city of Boston which Martorano so ruthlessly ruled.

A plethora of paradoxes, Johnny Martorano was Mr. Mom by day and man-about-town by night. Surrounded by fast-living politicians, sports celebrities, and show biz entertainers, Johnny was charismatically colorful--as charming as he was frightening. After all, he was, in the end…a hitman.

The paperback edition of Howie Carr's riveting true-crime story includes a new epilogue detailing Whitey Bulger's dramatic June 2011 capture.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Howie Carr weaves a frightening tale of unlawful conduct, and it’s all true."  

—Bill O’Reilly

"The indictments of mobster-mangled Boston continue to rain down in Howie Carr’s superb new true-crime book, Hitman. It’s horrifying, it’s deadpan shocking, it’s a brilliant treatise on criminal psychopathy and a portrait of a city defined and subverted by hoodlums run amok. Read this book—it will grab you, garrote you, and leave you gasping for breath."  

—James Ellroy, bestselling author of American Tabloid and L.A. Confidential

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765365316
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
403,035
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.40(d)

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