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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward MacKenzie Jr. Narrator: Matthias N Bossi Publisher: Steerforth Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For decades the FBI let James ''Whitey'' Bulger get away with murder, allowing him continued control of his criminal enterprise in exchange for information. He went on the lam in 1995, after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, 2011 followed top-ranked Osama bin Laden on the FBI'''s Ten Most Wanted List, and then was captured in Santa Monica, California weeks after Bin Laden's demise.

Edward J. MacKenzie, Jr. was a drug dealer and enforcer who would do just about anything for Bulger. In this compelling eyewitness account, Eddie Mac delivers the goods on his one-time boss and on such former associates as Stephen ''The Rifleman'' Flemmi and turncoat FBI agent John Connolly.

Street Soldier is also a story of the search for family, for acceptance, for respect, loyalty, and love. Abandoned by his parents at the age of four, Mackenzie became a ward of the state, suffered physical and sexual abuse, and eventually drifted into Bulger's orbit.

The Eddie Mac who emerges in these pages is complex: An enforcer who was also a national kick-boxing champion; a womanizer who fought for custody of his daughters; a kid never given much of a chance who went on, as an adult, to earn a college degree in three years; a man who lived by a strict code of loyalty but also helped set up a sting operation that would net one of the largest hauls of cocaine ever seized.

Street Soldier is as disturbing and fascinating as a crime scene, as heart-stopping as a bar fight, and at times as darkly comic as Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction or Martin Scorsese's Good Fellas.

Actor/Producer/Writer Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga Films, Nurse Jackie) announced within days of Bulger's arrest - that he has secured funding and a script for a movie adaptation of Street Soldier, which he optioned nine months earlier.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Margaret Gillespie | 4/10/2013

    " Poorly written. Out to make a buck. Still entertaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steven | 1/23/2013

    " Gritty, raw, the tale of a Boston gangster, this was an excellent read. The author was straight up and revealing about the life and himself. A real page turner. I hightly recommend, and hope the author is successful in turning a new page in his life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Val | 1/6/2013

    " I didn't like this Yeah dudes book. He grossed me out. The idiot couldn't even write the book on his own he need help. What a douche. "

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