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I'm adding this one to the pile of Boston-related books to read.  

James “Whitey” Bulger led the Winter Hill Gang, an Irish American crime family based in South Boston from around 1979 to 1994. He was often hailed as a local hero and modern day Robin Hood, dedicated to protecting the neighborhood and its residents. But in reality, he was a hardened criminal who created an empire based on extortion and intimidation and murdered over fifty people. On June 23, 2011, Whitey Bulger, fugitive Boston mob boss and #1 on FBI’s Most Wanted list, was arrested after sixteen years on the run. The Whitey Bulger trial is scheduled to begin November 5, 2012.

MOST WANTED: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected is the riveting account of former head of Massachusetts State Police Thomas J. Foley’s twenty-year pursuit of murderous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger—and of Foley’s key role in exposing the FBI’s protection of Bulger’s criminal empire. A career officer with the Massachusetts State Police, Col. Thomas J. Foley rose to become its highest ranking officer in 2001. Foley was awarded the United States Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service for his role in the Whitey Bulger/John Connolly investigation. Since retiring in 2004, Foley teaches criminology at the University of Southern New Hampshire. He still resides in the Boston area.


Here’s a listing of upcoming MOST WANTED signings:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012; 7:00 PM
Barnes and Noble (541 D Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA, 01605)
*Talk/Reading/Signing

Thursday, May 17, 2012; 7:00 PM
Spirit of ’76 Bookstore (107 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA, 01945)
*Talk/Reading/Signing

Saturday, May 26, 1:00 PM
Yellow Umbrella (501 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02601)
*Talk/Reading/Signing

Saturday, June 9, 2012; 1:00 PM
Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café (24 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA, 01581)
*Talk/Reading/Signing

Click (here) to preorder a copy.



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