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The Weasel: A Double Life in the Mob
     

The Weasel: A Double Life in the Mob

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by Adrian Humphreys
 

An intimate look at the dangerous double-life of a gangster turned informant A low-level criminal with ties to mob bosses across North America, Marvin Elkind was no Michael Corleone. A chauffer to mob bosses and politicians, a syndicate go-fer who collected debts and ran rackets, he was a nobody — until he got arrested for a bit part in a massive scam. Turning

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An intimate look at the dangerous double-life of a gangster turned informant A low-level criminal with ties to mob bosses across North America, Marvin Elkind was no Michael Corleone. A chauffer to mob bosses and politicians, a syndicate go-fer who collected debts and ran rackets, he was a nobody — until he got arrested for a bit part in a massive scam. Turning informant was Elkind's first bid for glory — giving him an identity as an undercover operative for the FBI, RCMP, and Scotland Yard. Written by award-winning crime reporter, Adrian Humphreys, The Weasel captures the day-to-day existence of a criminal Horatio Alger, a man who infiltrated criminal gangs, trained cops on an informant's tricks of the trade — and was rewarded with two contracts out on his life.
• Offers a unique look at the Golden Age of organized crime, from the perspective of a workaday mobster
• The Weasel has been written with the full cooperation of Elkind and his police handlers
• Other books by Humphreys: "The Sixth Family" and "The Enforcer", both national bestsellers in Canada Telling the story of those betrayed by Elkind as well as the police who risked their lives working with him, The Weasel is a unique portrait of a seamy criminal culture in which the line between good and bad guys is often blurred — and success, on both sides of the law, is simply staying alive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470964514
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/13/2011
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Humphreys is an award-winning journalist and the author of two critically acclaimed bestsellers, The Enforcer (HarperCollins) and The Sixth Family (Wiley), an epic mob saga published in three languages. A senior reporter with the National Post, his exposés of underworld life have been featured in newspapers and magazines around the world and made into movies, including Zeyda and the Hitman starring Danny Aiello as The Weasel. Adrian can be reached at mobreporter@gmail.com.

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