The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano: Whitey Bulger's Enforcer and the Most Feared Gangster in the Underworld
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Martin Scorsese’s The Departed barely touched on his story. Now radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of gangster Johnny Martorano in Hitman.
For two decades Martorano struck fear into anyone even remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twenty mob murders—for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey, and at the flamboyant city of Boston which Martorano so ruthlessly ruled.
A plethora of paradoxes, Johnny Martorano was Mr. Mom by day and man-about-town by night. Surrounded by fast-living politicians, sports celebrities, and show biz entertainers, Johnny was charismatically colorful—as charming as he was frightening. After all, he was, in the end…a hitman.
The paperback edition of Howie Carr’s riveting true-crime story includes a new epilogue detailing Whitey Bulger’s dramatic June 2011 capture..
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Publishers Weekly Review
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I could not put it down, Even though I knew how it was going to turn out. I wish Howie included the story about the time the Rifleman had Howie in his sights but didn't pull the trigger
One of My Favorite Books
Personally, I am interested in all the Organized Crime jazz that took place in Boston. Hitman was great book. The writing was great and descriptive. There were also pictures in the book to associate names with. Also the book was a true story of the Gnagster Johnny Martorano. I think the book was better the Brothers Bulger becuase it was a true story. Both books were great but this one was better. If you're interested in the underworld crime stuff then this is your book.
Hitman is a winner!
Tells a raw uncut story of the real Whitey Bulger and associates of the Boston mafia families! Love this book and enjoyed it thoroughly! If you enjoyed Goodfellas read this story!