Author(s): Dick Lehr
This is The New York Times Best-seller. This is a gripping true story of violence, double-cross and corruption, Black Mass takes us deep undercover, exposing one of the most outrageous scandals in FBI history. Boston, 1975. Under a harvest moon,'Whitey' Bulger, godfather of the Irish Mob, waits for an old school buddy. Since they last met, Little John Connolly has become a high-ranking FBI agent. Connolly needs an informant - someone with a good view of Boston's dark side. Whitey needs certain priority treatment. Soon the die is cast.
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* Black Mass succeeds admirably in showing just how fragile FBI integrity can be when the good guys lose sight of the truth, the rules, and the law Washington Post * A jaw-dropping, true-life tale of how two thugs corrupted the FBI Baltimore Sun * Black Mass should prompt a reevaluation of the uses and misuses of informers by law-enforcement officials throughout the country New York Times Book Review * A work of rare lucidity, high drama, journalistic integrity and plain courage -- James Carroll, author of An American Requiem
Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill are former reporters with the Boston Globe, and co-authors of Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss. O'Neill has won the Pulitzer, Hancock and Loeb Prizes. Lehr, a Pulitzer finalist, has also won the Hancock and Loeb awards. He currently is a professor of journalism at Boston University, where he is a co-director of an investigative reporting clinic.