The Tangled Web: The Life and Death of Richard Cain - Chicago Cop and Mafia Hitman

The Tangled Web: The Life and Death of Richard Cain - Chicago Cop and Mafia Hitman

by Michael J. Cain
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The Tangled Web: The Life and Death of Richard Cain - Chicago Cop and Mafia Hitman by Michael J. Cain

"One of the most important mob books ever written."—Ray Gibson, Chicago Tribune

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ISBN-13: 9781602393417
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 03/26/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 604,473
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Cain researched the story of his half-brother with the help of federal agencies, local police departments, and sources on the street from Chicago to Washington, D.C. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Tangled Web: The Life and Death of Richard Cain - Chicago Cop and Mafia Hitman 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Imagine having a half brother who was both a highly decorated police detective and a ¿made¿ soldier in Chicago¿s Giancana crime family. That is the story that unfolds as Michael Cain describes the double life of his half-brother Richard. Richard Cain was rumored to be involved in the CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro and he was also named as one of the mob hit men supposedly involved in the assassination of JFK. He was appointed Chief Investigator for the Cook County Sheriff¿s Department at the same time he was on the payroll of mob boss Sam Giancana. What is amazing is that Richard Cain¿s corruption was widely suspected yet it did not prevent him from moving up the ranks of law enforcement. Along the way he also found time to bug foreign embassies, pass himself off as a psychologist and become and informant for the FBI. The book is mesmerizing read and covers many aspects of organized crime in Chicago from the 1950¿s to the early 1970¿s.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm looking forward to reading this book----I heard the 'good brother' interviewed on WGN...and it was superb...I'm going out now to pick it up..............
Guest More than 1 year ago
With strong resemblance to The Departed, this book is the amazing true story of Richard Cain, a Chicago police detective who was also a made man in that city's brutal mafia. I couldn't put this one down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was decient not great. The Giancana information was good but new or earth shaking. It reinforces the corrupt nature of the Chicago police and political machine. Doesnt convince you he wasnt in on jfk hit. Good book if you enjoy the history of outfit and characters like Giancana.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book hard to put down, I enjoyed learning about the history of Chicago's Outfit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading about names I have known . Well written,a few grammatical mistakes but fun and exciting . Would read again and I don't read books more than once.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago