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on January 4, 2001
I absolutely loved this book. Picked it up once and never put it down. It takes you thru the local Boston Mob scene from 1960's with Patriarca and Anguilo right up to the unsolved whereabouts of Whitey Bulger in 2000. Good story, but it ended too fast. Wanted to hear more of these true unsolved crimes. I remembered some of the crimes from the front pages of the Herald American. It's both amusing and amazing that this 'Phil Cresta' and his two sidekicks actually pulled them off! Colorful characters and vivid details of life in the South Boston, the North End, Fenway, etc. You don't have to be from Boston to appreciate the story, the mob, the real life characters and the history (even the Sox), but it helps. Great Book. Can't wait for the movie!