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FBI 10大要犯名單中,僅次於賓拉登的黑社會頭子Whitey Bulger (白毛巴爾哲),如何掌控新英格蘭地區的地下社會,FBI與美國司法部門如何淪為他打擊美國義大利黑幫並壯大自己的原因,本書有第一手且詳盡的報導。

「本書作者English運用大量細節並提出有力的證明,說明波士頓的聯邦調查局與司法部門的道德淪喪,導致這些人恐嚇著新英格蘭地區。這類檢視FBI與司法部門腐敗的洞見,在出版界並不常見。」
--《圖書館期刊》(Library Journa)

Whitey Bulger是美國惡名昭彰的幫派頭子,有一個參議員兄弟,長期以來一直被美化成一位如羅賓漢一樣濟弱扶傾的盜賊。除了是新英格蘭地區的黑社會老大,他還是FBI最高階的線民,將其他幫派的訊息秘密地提供給當地的檢察官,藉此剷除敵人、壯大自己,並且巧妙地避開了法律起訴。在逃亡16年後,終於在2011年於南加州被捕,並以勒索與謀殺在波士頓遭到起訴。

本書是作者親臨法庭,採訪Bulger的同謀、律師、前FBI探員,甚至陪審團成員,修正了許多關於Bulger的故事,以及FBI與自1970年代以來便統治新英格蘭地區的愛爾蘭及義大利黑幫之間的勾結文化,因為一個災難般的交易,使得FBI不得不與黑幫妥協。Bulger如何理解他本身與FBI的關係,他如何認定與FBI達成的豁免協議,作者提供了權威看法。對於波士頓幫派、政治與執法之間的持續糾纏,作者也有清楚的揭示。

如史柯西斯電影般,充滿複雜、恐怖與人性的故事,人們聞之喪膽的恐怖統治從來沒也結束過,本書是對這樣的國度下的最後定論。

The New York Times bestselling author of The Westies and Paddy Whacked offers a front-row seat at the trial of Whitey Bulger, and an intimate view of the world of organized crime—and law enforcement—that made him the defining Irish American gangster.

For sixteen years, Whitey Bulger eluded the long reach of the law. For decades one of the most dangerous men in America, Bulger—the brother of influential Massachusetts senator Billy Bulger—was often romanticized as a Robin Hood-like thief and protector. While he was functioning as the de facto mob boss of New England, Bulger was also serving as a Top Echelon informant for the FBI, covertly feeding local prosecutors information about other mob figures—while using their cover to cleverly eliminate his rivals, reinforce his own power, and protect himself from prosecution. Then, in 2011, he was arrested in southern California and returned to Boston, where he was tried and convicted of racketeering and murder.

Our greatest chronicler of the Irish mob in America, T. J. English covered the trial at close range—by day in the courtroom, but also, on nights and weekends, interviewing Bulger’s associates as well as lawyers, former federal agents, and even members of the jury in the backyards and barrooms of Whitey’s world. In Where the Bodies Were Buried, he offers a startlingly revisionist account of Bulger’s story—and of the decades-long culture of collusion between the Feds and the Irish and Italian mob factions that have ruled New England since the 1970s, when a fateful deal left the FBI fatally compromised. English offers an authoritative look at Bulger’s own understanding of his relationship with the FBI and his alleged immunity deal, and illuminates how gangsterism, politics, and law enforcement have continued to be intertwined in Boston.

As complex, harrowing, and human as a Scorsese film, Where the Bodies Were Buried is the last word on a reign of terror that many feared would never end.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681345520002
ISBN 13 /9780062290991
ISBN 10 /0062290991
EAN /9780062290991

頁數320
尺寸22.9X15.2X1.8CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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