Born to Kill
The Rise and Fall of America's Bloodiest Asian Gang
Paperback ISBN: 0061782386
An Edgar Award-nominated account of organized crime activities in New York's Chinatown at the end of the twentieth century offers insight into the plights of Vietnam War orphans, the leadership of megalomaniacal psychopath David Thai, and the brave contributions of former gang member Tinh Ngo. 25,000 first printing. Reprint.
Boss of Bosses
The Fall of the Godfather : The FBI and Paul Castellano
Paperback ISBN: 0440212294
An account of the life and crimes of Mafia head Paul Castellano describes how the FBI bugged Castellano's Staten Island mansion in an attempt to bring him to justice. Reprint.
The Brothers Bulger
Paperback ISBN: 0446618888
An account of the infamous Massachusetts criminal team describes their mobster activities and corrupt political practices, tracing Whitey Bulger's ongoing placement on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives lists and Billy Bulger's expulsion from his positions with the state senate and the University of Massachusetts. Reprint.
The Brothers Bulger
How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century
Paperback ISBN: 1455579769
Provides a portrait of Boston's infamous Bulger brothers--Whitey, the city's most feared mobster and one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, and Billy, a political power in the Massachusetts state senate.
The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's Irish Mob
Paperback ISBN: 0061148067
The former deputy, partner, and trusted confidante of James J. "Whitey" Bulger, head of Boston's Irish mob describes his more than twenty-year career at the side of the notorious fugitive and underworld boss, sharing inside details of the violence, crimes, intrigues, and murders of Bulger's crime empire. Reprint.
The Provocative Odyssey of Jack Reed: Adventurer, Drug Smuggler and Pilot Extraordinaire
Paperback ISBN: 1939521084
Buccaneer is the stimulating, true account of the life and times of Jack Reed, an All-American boy turned drug smuggler; turned Robinson Crusoe, then infamous prison inmate. For the first time, Jack Reed discloses his extraordinary, tabooed journey as a high flying international cocaine smuggler and personal pilot for Carlos Lehder, partner to Pablo Escobar of the infamous Medellin Cartel. Reed flew drug runs for Lehder who handled transportation, while Colombian drug lord Escobar handled production and supply. Lehder's cocaine transport empire was based at Norman's Cay, an out island 210 miles off the Florida coast in the Bahamas. Having gained notoriety in the late 70s as a staging point for drug smuggling, Norman's Cay was immortalized in Blow, a 2001 motion picture starring Johnny Depp. Reed lands in court as Lehder's co-defendant in the longest running drug trial in U.S. history. A non-violent offender, Reed becomes the victim of a tragic judicial sentencing mistake. Tired of being hounded by media, Reed had denied all interviews until journalist MayCay Beeler contacted him in prison. His infamous story has never been given to any other journalist. In doing research for this book, which was a collaborative effort at the end of Reed's life, MayCay would stumble upon a piece of information that would change everything. This book is the stunning account of Reed's provocative life with a twist of fate that will make you believe in destiny.
A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love
Hardcover ISBN: 0062085441
In the vein of Erin Brockovich, The Departed, and T. J. English's Savage City comes Busted, the shocking true story of the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history, a tale of drugs, power, and abuse involving a rogue narcotics squad, a confidential informant, and two veteran journalists whose reporting drove a full-scale FBI probe, rocked the City of Brotherly Love, and earned a Pulitzer Prize . In 2003, Benny Martinez became a Confidential Informant for a member of the Philadelphia Police Department's narcotics squad, helping arrest nearly 200 drug and gun dealers over seven years. But that success masked a dark and dangerous reality: the cops were as corrupt as the criminals they targeted. In addition to fabricating busts, the squad systematically looted mom-and-pop stores, terrorizing hardworking immigrant owners. One squad member also sexually assaulted three women during raids. Frightened for his life, Martinez turned to Philadelphia Daily News reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker. Busted chronicles how these two journalists—both middle-class working mothers—formed an unlikely bond with a convicted street dealer to uncover the secrets of ruthless kingpins and dirty cops. Professionals in an industry shrinking from severe financial cutbacks, Ruderman and Laker had few resources—besides their own grit and tenacity—to break a dangerous, complex story that would expose the rotten underbelly of a modern American city and earn them a Pulitzer Prize. A page-turning thriller based on superb reportage, illustrated with eight pages of photos, Busted is modern true crime at its finest.
The Life and World of Al Capone
Paperback ISBN: 0306812851
The public called him Scarface; the FBI called him Public Enemy Number One; his associates called him Snorky. But Capone is the name most remember. And John Kobler’s Capone is the definitive biography of this most brutal and flamboyant of the underground kings—an intimate and dramatic book that presents a complete view of Al Capone and his gaudy era. Here is Capone’s story: his violent childhood in Brooklyn, his lieutenancy to Johnny Torrio, his rise in the ranks of the underworld, the notorious St. Valentine Massacre, his eventual control of the entire city of Chicago, and his decline during his imprisonment in Alcatraz. Capone was the ultimate gangster, and Capone is the ultimate in gangster biographies—a classic in the literature of crime.