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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (50 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Fitzpatrick Narrator: Michael Prichar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Jack Nicholson film The Departed didn’t tell half of 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.

In his crusade to bring Bulger to justice, Fitzpatrick faced not only Whitey but also corrupt FBI agents, along with political cronies and enablers from Boston to Washington who, in one way or another, blocked his efforts at every step. Even when Fitzpatrick discovered the very organization to which he had sworn allegiance was his biggest obstacle, 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “The FBI agent with the courage to wage the decades long battle to get the truth.”

    Lorenzo Carcaterra, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sleeper

  • “A contender for one of the most disturbing books you’ll ever read about law enforcement.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Michael Prichard truly sounds like a law enforcement official with his no-nonsense baritone, lending credibility to his portrayal of Agent Fitzpatrick.”


  • “An essential [listen] for those interested in the history of crime investigation and techniques used in modern-day law enforcement.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jackie Glenn | 4/11/2013

    " I enjoyed this read. I had heard of Whitey Bulger and his capture, but never really understood the story. This book reviews his life; but more than that it describes the corruption of FBI agents and politicians on the east coast of the USA who enabled his criminal career. Fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle | 8/15/2012

    " Shocking and educational read! My heart goes out to Fitzpatrick... who was sent into the lion's den and clawed at everytime! As he states if only HQ would have listened.... lives would have been saved! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tracey | 5/6/2012

    " The story of Whitey Bulger and the Boston FBI is interesting, but even that couldn't make up for the awful writing. Subject-verb disagreement? Check. Homophone mix-ups? Yep. Weird sentence fragments? Oh, yes. It's obvious a copy editor was never even in the same room as the manuscript. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Paul | 4/21/2012

    " Sounds like he fought the good fight, but too pedantic for me... "

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About the Author

Robert Fitzpatrick served more than twenty 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 King assassination and that ultimately led to the arrest of James Earl Ray.