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Author Williams, Paul, 1964- author.

Title Gilligan [electronic resource] : The Mob Boss Who Changed the Face of Organized Crime / Paul Williams.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Atlantic Books, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (352 pages)
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Summary "A revelatory biography of the notorious Irish criminal John Gilligan, and the eagerly anticipated next true crime blockbuster from award-winning Irish journalist Paul Williams. John Gilligan is one of the most notorious and hated criminal figures in Irish history. His name is indelibly etched in the national psyche a quarter of a century after he crossed the line to organize the execution of the fearless, high-profile journalist Veronica Guerin. Gilligan's motive for the assassination was, in the words of the prosecution at a subsequent murder trial, "the necessity of having to protect an evil empire." At the time Gilligan was one of the most powerful and feared godfathers in the country who controlled a colossal drugs empire and the underworld's most dangerous mob. Gilligan tells the story of a young man's rise through the ranks of gangland following his journey from petty thief to public enemy number one. He was part of the generation of young criminals - like the General, the Cahills, the Hutches - who ushered in the phenomenon of organized crime in Ireland and became household names in the process. This close-up look at a criminal mastermind contains new details including a graphic account of the planning of the Guerin murder, drawn from a sealed statement which was never used, and the prison time and criminal activity which have occupied Gilligan since, up to his recent arrest in Spain on drug trafficking charges."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Organized crime -- Ireland.
Gilligan, John, 1952-
Gangsters -- Ireland.
Murder -- Ireland -- Case studies.
Guerin, Veronica, 1958-1996.
Journalists -- Ireland.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781838954901 (epub)
9781838954895 (print)
Standard No. 9781838954901

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