The General

The General : Irish Mob Boss

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In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality, and meticulous planning, Martin Cahill, aka The General, quickly rose through the ranks of the Irish underworld until he himself became an international celebrity.His criminal record included assassination, kidnapping, the bombing of a car belonging to a forensics expert who could finger him, and pulling off the largest gold heist in Irish history, and - even more incredible - one of the world's largest art heists. Cahill controlled a network of fences all over the world and a money-laundering operation that consisted of gangs in London and Manchester. And no one ever crossed Cahill after someone suspected of grassing on him ended up crucified on a pool table.Loved by the common man, he was untouchable and fiercely loyal to his gang. His personal battle with the police, from dropping his pants when the Garda told him they'd expose him to digging up the police force's private golf course, made him a living legend. But Martin Cahill not only refused to respect the police, he refused to pay tribute to the IRA. And unlike the police, who had to follow the law in their battle to bring down Ireland's most wanted, the IRA played by their own rules.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
  • FORGE
  • United States
  • English
  • 0765306247
  • 9780765306241

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