John Connolly and James “Whitey” Bulger
grew up together on the tough streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the
mid-1970s, they met again. By then Connolly was a major figure in the FBI’s
Boston office—and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish mob. Connolly had an
idea, a scheme that might bring Bugler into the FBI fold and Connolly into
the bureau’s big leagues. But Bulger had other plans.
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Compellingly told by two former Boston Globe reporters who were on the case from
the beginning, Black Mass is the chilling true story of what
happened between them—a dark deal that spiraled out of control, leading to drug
dealing, racketeering, and murder.