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Whitey on Trial

Whitey on Trial

Secrets, Corruption, and the Search for Truth

Margaret McLean and Jon Leiberman

Forge Books

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A criminal prosecutor and award-winning investigative reporter offer their insider account of the 2013 trial and conviction of James “Whitey” Bulger, Jr., the infamous mob boss behind the Winter Hill Gang.

The Whitey Bulger trial: nineteen gruesome murders, a dead witness, government secrets, FBI corruption, an unbelievable love triangle. This nonfiction thriller features courtroom drama and behind-the-scenes exclusives from Whitey himself, the cops and U.S. attorneys who brought him down, jurors, the defense team, an imprisoned FBI agent, Whitey’s victims, two former lovers, and high ranking members of both the Italian and Irish mobs. Whitey’s machine guns and gangland-style violence will never be seen in Boston again.

Margaret McLean weaves an intricate tale of deceit, violence and love based on trial testimony. Jon Leiberman offers his first-person experience traveling the world with the FBI Bulger Task Force when Whitey was on the lam for sixteen years. Both authors have developed intimate and personal relationships with Whitey and the key players in this saga. Whitey on Trial is the definitive firsthand account of the Whitey Bulger trial.

Includes exclusive interviews and a never-before-seen letter from Whitey Bulger

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CONFLICTS


At the center of all this murder and mayhem is one man, the defendant in this case, James Bulger.
—Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly, opening statement
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Praise for Whitey on Trial

Whitey on Trial, cinematic in scope and presentation, brings to life the intense and complex experiences of the 'stage and battleground' of criminal prosecution. I was hooked from the opening paragraphs. If you read the headlines and think you understood this case, think again. This is a must-read.” —Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of Dr. Drew on Call, Loveline, and Celebrity Rehab

“Leiberman helped me hunt Whitey for years with passion for all of his victims. This book is truly an inside and compelling view of a legendary trial. McLean and Leiberman have written a must-read for true crime lovers.” —John Walsh, creator and host of America's Most Wanted

“Jon Leiberman is one of America's top investigative journalists. He and Margaret McLean have formed an incredible team--relentlessly searching for the truth in this case. You will be stunned by what they've learned. A can't-put-it-down real life thriller.” —Jane Velez-Mitchell, HLN Host

“For a quarter century, Whitey Bulger terrorized the city of Boston and corrupted even the FBI agents charged with bringing him down. In this meticulous, day-by-day account of Whitey's final reckoning, Margaret McLean and Jon Leiberman vividly capture the drama of a major criminal trial and the downfall of one of America's most notorious gangsters. Like the best true-crime writing, it reads like fiction. Utterly riveting.” —William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob

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Whitey on Trial, cinematic in scope and presentation, brings to life the intense and complex experiences of the 'stage and battleground' of criminal prosecution. I was hooked from the opening paragraphs. If you read the headlines and think you understood this case, think again. This is a must-read.” —Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of Dr. Drew on Call, Loveline, and Celebrity Rehab

“Leiberman helped me hunt Whitey for years with passion for all of his victims. This book is truly an inside and compelling view of a legendary trial. McLean and Leiberman have written a must-read for true crime lovers.” —John Walsh, creator and host of America's Most Wanted

“Jon Leiberman is one of America's top investigative journalists. He and Margaret McLean have formed an incredible team--relentlessly searching for the truth in this case. You will be stunned by what they've learned. A can't-put-it-down real life thriller.” —Jane Velez-Mitchell, HLN Host

“For a quarter century, Whitey Bulger terrorized the city of Boston and corrupted even the FBI agents charged with bringing him down. In this meticulous, day-by-day account of Whitey's final reckoning, Margaret McLean and Jon Leiberman vividly capture the drama of a major criminal trial and the downfall of one of America's most notorious gangsters. Like the best true-crime writing, it reads like fiction. Utterly riveting.” —William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob

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Margaret McLean and Jon Leiberman

MARGARET MCLEAN practiced law as a criminal prosecutor and civil litigation attorney. She currently teaches law at Boston College's Carroll School of Management. McLean is a legal analyst on numerous national television and radio shows, and has a weekly nationally syndicated radio show called, It's A Crime Radio.

JON LEIBERMAN is an award-winning investigative correspondent, host, producer and victim advocate. He is currently an investigative reporter for the Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM. Jon hosts "Leiberman Live At Five" on Sirius XM and is a crime contributor for CNN HLN and WildAboutTrial.com and a crime blogger for Huffington Post.

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