Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2001
CS ISBN $25.95 Four cassettes
This investigative report / history of the corruption of some Boston FBI agents and their Irish Mob informants is fascinating and unnerving at the same time. John Connolly, an FBI agent born in South Boston and James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, also of South Boston but a mobster, grew up on the same streets. Reconnecting after Connolly joins the FBI movement to get ‘the Mafia’, Bulger and his partner Stevey Flemmy become informants, while given a free hand to commit crimes. Rubinstein’s narration sounds like a 60 Minutes expose, broken only by dialog in an Boston accent, easily identifiable to non-New Englanders. As the investigation gains momentum and more ‘bad guys’ are captured, the noose tightens on Connolly and Bulger and their activities. Cover up and deceit are common themes uncovered by the investigation. One is left wondering what other crimes and corruption have infiltrated our ‘law enforcement’ agencies. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 01]
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