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Betrayal

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The Jack Nicholson film, "The Departed", didn't tell half their story. A poor kid from the slums, Robert Fitzpatrick grew up to become a stellar FBI agent and challenge the country's deadliest gangsters. Relentless in his desire to catch, prosecute, and convict Whitey Bulger, Fitzpatrick fought the nation's most determined cop-gangster battle since Melvin Purvis hunted, confronted, and killed John Dillinger. But in his crusade to bring Bulger to justice, Fitzpatrick not only faced Whitey but also his corrupted FBI cohorts and political cronies. Even when Fitzpatrick discovered that his biggest obstacle was his own FBI, the agent continued to pursue Whitey and his gang...knowing that they were prepared to murder anyone who got in their way.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 317.51g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 15 b&w photographs
  • 0765335506
  • 9780765335500

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"This is a stupendous read, as electrifying as Mystic River but even more horrifying for being absolutely true. Betrayal is a page-turner of the highest order. You will not be able to put this book down--guaranteed." --Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Impact"A rapid-fire tale told with a passion that is a testament to the agent with the courage to wage the decades-long battle to get to the truth." --Lorenzo Carcaterra, New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers"Jon Land elegantly captures the voice of FBI chief Robert Fitzpatrick as he battles his fellow agents to get to the truth behind the blood-soaked reign of gangster Whitey Bulger. Terrifying in scope and scathing in message, Betrayal is a must-read." --Robert K. Tanenbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Outrage"Jon Land writes great fiction, and Betrayal reads like the best of it. The fact that it's true makes the story all the more riveting. . . . A sobering indictment of our law enforcement system and one man's relentless quest to see justice done." --Robert Leuci, subject of the New York Times bestselling biography Prince of the City This is a stupendous read, as electrifying as "Mystic River "but even more horrifying for being absolutely true. "Betrayal "is a page-turner of the highest order. You will not be able to put this book down guaranteed. "Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Impact" A rapid-fire tale told with a passion that is a testament to the agent with the courage to wage the decades-long battle to get to the truth. Lorenzo Carcaterra, New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers Jon Land elegantly captures the voice of FBI chief Robert Fitzpatrick as he battles his fellow agents to get to the truth behind the blood-soaked reign of gangster Whitey Bulger. Terrifying in scope and scathing in message, Betrayal is a must-read. Robert K. Tanenbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Outrage Jon Land writes great fiction, and "Betrayal" reads like the best of it. The fact that it's true makes the story all the more riveting. . . . A sobering indictment of our law enforcement system and one man's relentless quest to see justice done. Robert Leuci, subject of the New York Times bestselling biography Prince of the City" "This is a stupendous read, as electrifying as "Mystic River "but even more horrifying for being absolutely true. "Betrayal "is a page-turner of the highest order. You will not be able to put this book down--guaranteed." ---Douglas Preston, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Impact""A rapid-fire tale told with a passion that is a testament to the agent with the courage to wage the decades-long battle to get to the truth." ---Lorenzo Carcaterra, " New York Times" bestselling author of "Sleepers""Jon Land elegantly captures the voice of FBI chief Robert Fitzpatrick as he battles his fellow agents to get to the truth behind the blood-soaked reign of gangster Whitey Bulger. Terrifying in scope and scathing in message, "Betrayal" is a must-read.""---"Robert K. Tanenbaum, " New York Times" bestselling author of "Outrage""Jon Land writes great fiction, and "Betrayal" reads like the best of it. The fact that it's true makes the story all the more riveting. . . . A sobering indictment of our law enforcement system and one man's relentless quest to see justice done."---Robert Leuci, subject of the "New York Times" bestselling biography "Prince of the City"
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About Robert Fitzpatrick

ROBERT FITZPATRICK spent twenty-plus years as an FBI agent and chief in a career highlighted by his involvement in the Martin Luther King, Jr. killing and the ABSCAM investigation in Miami that resulted in the indictments of numerous public officials. He played a key role in the famed "Mississippi Burning" investigation and recovered the rifle that was used in the MLK assassination and that ultimately led to the arrest of James Earl Ray.JON LAND is the critically acclaimed author of thirty novels, including the bestselling series featuring female Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong: Strong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, and Strong at the Break. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
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Rating details

114 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
5 21% (24)
4 23% (26)
3 40% (46)
2 11% (13)
1 4% (5)
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