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By Phyllis Karas

The just about incredible tale of endemic corruption, and the respectable condoning by means of the FBI of violent crimes devoted through James “Whitey” Bulger and his South Boston Irish mob, entered a brand new bankruptcy with Bulger’s arrest in California. for many years the FBI enable Bulger break out with homicide, holding him from prosecution for crimes it knew he had devoted and permitting him persevered regulate of his felony company in alternate for info concerning the rival Italian mafia or even participants of his personal gang. 
During the Nineteen Eighties, Edward J. MacKenzie, Jr., “Eddie Mac,” was once a drug broker and enforcer who could do exactly approximately something for Bulger. during this compelling eyewitness account, the 1st from a Bulger insider, Eddie Mac offers the products on his one-time boss and on such former affiliates as Stephen ''The Rifleman'' Flemmi and turncoat FBI agent John Connolly. Eddie Mac presents a window onto an international hardly glimpsed by way of these at the outside.
Street Soldier is additionally a narrative of the hunt for family members, for reputation, for appreciate, loyalty, and love. deserted by way of his mom and dad on the age of 4, MacKenzie turned a ward of the country of Massachusetts, suffered actual and sexual abuse within the foster care approach, and finally drifted right into a lifetime of crime and Bulger's orbit. The Eddie Mac who emerges in those pages is advanced: An enforcer who was once additionally a kick-boxing and Golden Gloves champion; a womanizer who fought for custody of his daughters; a tenth-grade dropout dwelling at the streets who went on, as an grownup, to earn a faculty measure in 3 years; a guy, who lived via the stern code of loyalty to the mob, yet arrange a sting operation that might internet one of many greatest hauls of cocaine ever seized. Eddie's is a harsh tale, however it tells us whatever very important concerning the darker corners of our world.

Street Soldier is as annoying and engaging as against the law scene, as heart-stopping as a bar struggle, and now and then as darkly comedian as Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction or Martin Scorsese’s reliable Fellas.

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