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  • Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill

    2000 Black Mass, The Irish Mob, The FBI and a Devil’s Deal by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill is the story of John Connolly, an agent in the FBI’s Boston office, and James “Whitey” Bulger, godfather of the Irish mob. They grew up together and Connolly had a scheme to bring Bulger into the FBI fold and put himself into the Bureau’s big leagues. The book is “the chilling true story of what happened between them-a dark deal that spiraled out of control, leading to uncontested murders and drug dealing, and eventual racketeering indictments for both Connolly and Bulger.” Bulger is currently on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. It was published by PublicAffairs.

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