“Weeks lands a knockout punch with this compelling look at one of the most intriguing figures in the American underworld.” ( George Anastasia, bestselling author of The Last Gangster)
“Rarely have the nuts-and-bolts of ‘the gangster life’ been laid bare in such shocking, unvarnished detail.” ( T. J. English, New York Times bestselling author of Paddy Whacked and The Westies)
“Mesmerizing and fascinating ... no organized crime fiction I have read has anything on this book. I couldn’t put it down.” ( Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author of The Society)
“…most interesting and accurate. When Weeks talks about Bulger, he’s got the goods and he makes clear the others don’t.” ( Boston Sunday Globe)
“Weeks has made his literary bones. He has credibility…” ( Boston Phoenix)
“Absorbing.” (Deseret Morning News)
“Bulger has spawned a handful of books about his mayhem. So far, Weeks’ is the best. ” ( Cleveland Plain Dealer)
“A dazzling story...Brutal is the most revealing and chilling true crime story that I have ever read.” ( Julian Krainin, Producer of “Quiz Show” and “Something the Lord Made”)
About the Author
Kevin Weeks is out of prison and living a clean life in Massachusetts.
Phyllis Karas is the coauthor of two previous books. She is a contributor to People magazine and an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Journalism. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with her husband.