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Author: Howie Carr
ISBN13: 978-0765332394
Title: Hitman: The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano: Whitey Bulger's Enforcer and the Most Feared Gangster in the Underworld
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Publisher: Forge Books; Reprint edition (May 22, 2012)
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Hitman: The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano: Whitey Bulger's Enforcer and the Most Feared Gangster in the Underworld by Howie Carr



His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twenty murders for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey, and at the flamboyant city of Boston, which Martorano so ruthlessly ruled. A plethora of paradoxes, Johnny Martorano was Mr. Mom by day and man-about-town by night. Surrounded by fast-living politicians, sports celebrities, and showbiz entertainers, Johnny was charismatically colorful as charming as he was frightening. After all, he was, in the end, a hitman.

His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twenty mob murders-for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey, and at the flamboyant city of Boston which Martorano so ruthlessly ruled. Surrounded by fast-living politicians, sports celebrities, and show biz entertainers, Johnny was charismatically colorful-as charming as he was frightening. After all, he was, in the en. hitman.

Martin Scorsese’s The Departed barely touched his story, but radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of Johnny Martorano. For two decades, Martorano struck fear into anyone remotely connected to his world.

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Howie Carr is a columnist for the Boston Herald. He wrote The Brothers Bulger, which spent eleven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and the New York Times bestseller Hitman. Carr hosts a daily four-hour radio talk show syndicated throughout New England. In 1985, Carr won a National Magazine Award, and in 2008 he was elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame. Carr lives in suburban Boston with his wife and their three daughters.

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Johnny Martorano was half Irish, half Sicilian Even though his father was Sicilian and worked for the patriarchs out of providence, because he was not full blooded, he could never be a made man. Growing up south of Boston, was a high school athlete and was pre-law at Boston college for a short time. His father ran a bar in was was then known as the combat zone of Boston Basically Boston’s 42nd street. Many of those were during the gang wars. Best way I can describe it is that because Boston is Irish, the Italians never got big in Boston the way they did in other cities. This was the book I had been wanting to read. Carr delivered the goods here. HITMAN is well written, factually accurate and presents a story that needed telling.

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Martin Scorsese’s The Departed barely touched on his story. Now radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of one of the city’s most notorious criminals in Hitman: The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano: Whitey Bulger’s Enforcer and the Most Feared Gangster in the Underworld.

For two decades Martorano struck fear into anyone even remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twenty mob murders―for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey, and at the flamboyant city of Boston which Martorano so ruthlessly ruled.

A plethora of paradoxes, Johnny Martorano was Mr. Mom by day and man-about-town by night. Surrounded by fast-living politicians, sports celebrities, and show biz entertainers, Johnny was charismatically colorful―as charming as he was frightening. After all, he was, in the end…a hitman.

The paperback edition of Howie Carr’s riveting true-crime story includes an epilogue detailing Whitey Bulger’s dramatic June 2011 capture.

Reviews: 7
Nawenadet
Went in thinking i was not going to like this book because Howie Carr was the author, boy was i wrong. I knew people who were close to Johnny and so much of this book is so raw and real. Johnny was loyal to those around him and just did things on automatic pilot. I never saw or met Johnny he was sort of a real life boogie man that people only whispered about, his brother Jimmy i met and he was a perfect gentleman quiet and classy. i remember one time being in an after hours private club during a card game with some of Boston's most feared mobsters and an argument started and it was quickly pointed out by some of the players in the game that Johnny and his crew did more work then all the other crews put together. If you want to know why Whitey Bulger was so feared read this book and it will show that Johnny was the real reason.
just one girl
When the Whitey Bulger trial was going on I wanted to read more about the Boston mob scene to gain more understanding of it. Seeing that Johnny Martorano was one of the most notorious hitmen in that scene and a key figure it seemed like one of several good books to read. First off, it is very a very interesting read. The author really did a lot of homework and is to be commended on that. I learned a lot from reading it and Johnny Martorano is a fascinating character to read about as you read how casually he looks at crime, murder, and the whole twisted world of the mob in Boston. The book is filled with photos, which was great and very helpful for putting faces with names and making the whole story easier to grasp by connecting names and faces.

As much as the book seems well researched my one big complaint is the authors writing style of jumping around so much from one story to another and trying to tie too many things together all at one time. It was dizzying at times to have so many people and incidents linked together. In all fairness, I think the author did an admirable job as there are so many different connections to try to link together. But compared with other authors who have written more clearly about various mob factions, I feel like this book fell short in that regard. Overall I am glad I read it. Martorano is a fascinating, colorful and twisted character that made up a part of that scene that ruled Boston for so long.
Uscavel
Like some of the 2 and 3 star reviews you will find, I found the book tedius and dull for long stretches. I almost stopped reading it. Its not poorly written, but sometimes it reads like a really long report. But its well written enough to flow and it got more interesting in the second half. I think a shorter narrative with less facts and more "story" would have been a better approach. This book seems to want to document all the murders these crews did, and it got boring. Overall, 3.5 stars, and a cautious recommendation. If you read samples of the book and like it, or if you can't get enough of the stories and legends of the Boston criminal underworld, then you may find this book a worthy read.
Adoranin
What is even more amazing is that the hitman himself never got hit. You live by the sword, you die by the sword––usually. The way it works. Not with this lucky trigger finger. How do you get away with what he did...and not suffer consequences? Some might say: Well, he paid. Didn't he do time, etc.? I guess. Look at the misery and pain guys like this leave in their wake when they off loved ones. Were all of his victims/targets loved? Did they have family? People who cared? I can't answer that. When hitmen off their fellow hitmen, do the rest of us give a damn?
Judging? I don't think so. These are merely observations.
If you want to know what The Life is like...pick up this tome. Only don't say you weren't warned.
MEGA FREEDY
...a very warts and all look at a Gangster's Gangster. Told in many instances by John Martorano himself, this is not a woe is me tale of an imprisoned killer trying to deflect blame for the things that he's done over a life of crime. He takes responsibility for his actions and in most cases where appropriate expresses remorse. A great story if you want to understand what the 'Whitey Bulger' years did to the city of Boston. You will never again have the same opinion of the FBI - they were truly the Bad Guys during those tumultuous times. John Martorano is not a 'rat' in the classic sense...he signed on for more jail time than he was going to get in the first place, so the story could be told accurately, as it happened and so Whitey & Stevie's lives as Mega Rats could be exposed for everyone to see. Very interesting read.
Xanna
He could have had a successful football career. Instead, because of the influence of his father, he chose the "life". Sad to choose a life as a killer. Even sadder, only serving 12 years for killing 20 people. Probably more.
Faezahn
If you lived in Boston during the 1970 to 1990’s this is a must read. You will be shocked at the level of political and police corruption.
This book is awesome. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading. Especially if you're into true crime / mafia. This man lived a very interesting and colorful life. As a mafia hitman I was really surprised to learn what a nice and smart guy this man was and is. I know that seems crazy, but I really believe it to be the case after reading this. I would recommend reading this and then reading the new book Whitey Bulger as they intertwine.