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Martin Scorsese's The Departed barely touched on his story. Now radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of gangster Johnny Martorano in Hitman.

For two decades Martorano struck fear into anyone even remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twenty mob murders―for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey, and at the flamboyant city of Boston which Martorano so ruthlessly ruled.

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Martin Scorsese’s The Departed barely touched on his story. Now radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of gangster Johnny Martorano in Hitman.

For two decades Martorano struck fear into anyone even remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twenty mob murders―for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey, and at the flamboyant city of Boston which Martorano so ruthlessly ruled.

A plethora of paradoxes, Johnny Martorano was Mr. Mom by day and man-about-town by night. Surrounded by fast-living politicians, sports celebrities, and show biz entertainers, Johnny was charismatically colorful―as charming as he was frightening. After all, he was, in the end…a hitman.

The paperback edition of Howie Carr’s riveting true-crime story includes a new epilogue detailing Whitey Bulger’s dramatic June 2011 capture.

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    Went in thinking i was not going to like this book because Howie Carr was the author, boy was i wrong. I knew people who were close to Johnny and so much of this book is so raw and real. Johnny was loyal to those around him and just did things on automatic pilot. I never saw or met Johnny he was sort of a real life boogie man that people only whispered about, his brother Jimmy i met and he was a perfect gentleman quiet and classy. i remember one time being in an after hours private club during a card game with some of Boston’s most feared mobsters and an argument started and it was quickly pointed out by some of the players in the game that Johnny and his crew did more work then all the other crews put together. If you want to know why Whitey Bulger was so feared read this book and it will show that Johnny was the real reason.

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