First UK publication for this true crime classic about New York's notorious Irish mobsters.
T.J. English is a noted journalist and screenwriter, and is the author of three other books- Old Bones and Shallow Graves, Born To Kill and just published, The Havan Mob. He has written for numerous publications, including Esquire and Playboy, while his screenwriting credits include work on NYPD Blue and Homicide. The Westies was his first book, became a US bestseller and launched its author's career as an expert on the multi-ethnic nature of organised crime in America. He lives in New York City.
"A fast-moving tale of criminal corruption in which, for a change,
the good guys win... English pulls no punches" * LA DAILY NEWS
"Sterling social history... the author's skillful reporting makes the most of his subject" * NEW YORKER *
"Will shock even the most hardened readers" * PLAYBOY *
"First-rate, dramatic and compelling" * NEW YORK NEWSDAY *
"A fascinating look into an Irish-American criminal enterprise that may not have rivalled the Mafia in sophistication, but certainly surpassed them in terror" * WALL STREET JOURNAL *