By Shar Schwindt
By Lorenzo Baldo
«Me l’hanno ammazzato,
me l’hanno ammazzato!»
«Ho sempre pensato che non fosse stato
un suicidio, ma non ho idea
di chi possano essere i mandanti».
Massimiliano De Vecchis
È il 12 febbraio 2004. A Viterbo, in un appartamento di through Monteverdi viene ritrovato il cadavere di Attilio Manca. Il corpo del giovane urologo di Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Me), che operava all’ospedale di Viterbo, è riverso trasversalmente sul piumone del letto, seminudo. A causarne los angeles morte, come accertato dall’autopsia, l’effetto combinato di tre sostanze: alcolici, eroina e Diazepam. Sul suo braccio sinistro i segni di due iniezioni. consistent with l. a. Procura di Viterbo non c’è dubbio, si è trattato di un suicidio. Ma Attilio Manca è un mancino puro. Non ha alcun motivo consistent with suicidarsi. E, soprattutto, dietro a questa misteriosa vicenda si intravede l’ombra di Cosa nostra. Il giovane urologo, specializzato nella tecnica laparoscopica, potrebbe aver assistito all’intervento alla prostata al quale nel 2003 period stato sottoposto Bernardo Provenzano in una clinica di Marsiglia, o quanto meno potrebbe averlo visitato prima o dopo l’intervento. Sullo sfondo gli apparati deviati di uno Stato che non ha alcun interesse a fare luce su questa strana morte.
A dodici anni di distanza Fabio Repici e l'ex pm Antonio Ingroia, legali della famiglia Manca, vogliono un processo sulla base delle rivelazioni di boss come Giuseppe Setola e Carmelo D'Amico. Un lungo viaggio alla ricerca della verità.
Lorenzo Baldo (1970), giornalista pubblicista, vicedirettore di «Antimafia Duemila», da sedici anni è inviato a Palermo in keeping with il suo giornale. Ha collaborato con «L’Ora quotidiano» e «I Siciliani giovani». Insieme a Giorgio Bongiovanni ha scritto "Gli ultimi giorni di Paolo Borsellino" (Aliberti), un libro-inchiesta sugli avvenimenti più salienti avvenuti tra los angeles strage di Capaci e quella di through D’Amelio, e sulla conseguente “trattativa” tra Stato e mafia.
By Charles Hood,David Hicks
As head of his companies, Wheeler used to be ready of substantial strength. as a result he was once well known to be a head-strong, ego-driven entrepreneur. He feared not anyone and again and again chastised all who interfered together with his lifestyles -- together with individuals of the mafia. Wheeler had yet one objective in lifestyles, to become profitable. yet in his many quests to take action, his "No worry" activities negatively impacted 3 of the 5 significant crime households in the US, leading to each one authorizing "hits" on him.
What you considered Roger depended upon the way you knew him. His public snapshot was once certainly one of a "wealthy, fascinating, church-going father of four." yet those that knew him as their boss, thought of him to be "a mean-spirited and belligerent chief" who listened to not anyone and handled his staff with such disrespect that he used to be despised by means of approximately all. All issues thought of, Roger Wheeler's existence was once person who epitomized a "Wheeler, broker!
His different reputations integrated being: "An competitive, over-sexed womanizer;" a heavy gambler who too frequently slow-paid his bills; and allegedly the chief of a home-burglary ring that certain his acquaintances.
It was once the investigators' discovery of this mystery lifestyles that ended in a greatly-expanded record of suspects -- greater than one hundred twenty at one time. It was once a listing that incorporated the various individuals of the underworld that he had challenged or fired; his playing foes and the alleged home-burglary acquaintances who had two times threatened his lifestyles for non-payment of bills; and eventually the numerous revenge-seeking husbands and boyfriends of the innumerable girls he had effectively bedded -- his personal tastes being his staff or the other halves of his shut associates.
By Andrew Davies
'A new form of legal is in our midst - a deadly, ruthless, well-armed guy, who will stick at not anything, now not even homicide. he's introducing into this state the gangster equipment of Chicago and New York... exchange melancholy has thrown into unemployment hundreds of thousands of unskilled youths who've not anything to do yet living room in regards to the highway corners of our slums in gangs.' John Bull weekly newspaper, 1932.
During the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, Glasgow received an unenviable and enduring notoriety as Britain's gang urban - the 'Scottish Chicago'. Now Andrew Davies, writer of the acclaimed The Gangs of Manchester, brings to existence the reign of terror exerted on Glasgow through gangs just like the Billy Boys, the Kent celebrity, the Savoy Arcadians and the South facet Stickers. Out of the main dilapidated and overcrowded tenements in Britain, stepped younger women and men dressed like Hollywood gangsters and their molls. at the city's streets, they took centre level in dramas in their personal making, battling territorial battles laced with spiritual sectarianism and working safeguard rackets modelled on these of the yankee underworld.
Drawing on fifteen years of unique learn, Andrew Davies offers compelling photographs of mythical figures akin to 'Razor King' John Ross and Billy Fullerton, chief of the Billy Boys - defined because the 'Al Capone' of the city's East finish. He sheds new mild at the manner the city's police and judiciary handled the gangs and divulges the interesting function performed via the media in growing myths of the underworld. in the course of what the Daily Express defined as 'The battle at the Gang', Glasgow's police have been led through leader Constable Percy Sillitoe (who later grew to become head of M15), decided to take care of the picture as a difficult, gang-busting cop he had cast in Sheffield throughout the Nineteen Twenties. This dramatic tale, performed out opposed to the backdrop of the main risky of Britain's towns, presents a brand new window onto the main turbulent interval in glossy British heritage and a well timed reminder of the way deprivation, unemployment and spiritual bigotry are a poisonous cocktail in any era.
By Sharron Gold,Gerhard Sindelar,Dieter Kschwendt-Michel
Das Leben scheint perfekt. Bis sich eines Tages alles ändert. Sharron Gold gerät in die Hände einer internationalen Stalking Gang, die sich mittels Drogen, Hypnose und modernster Überwachungstechnologie ihrer individual, ihres Besitzes, ihres ganzen Lebens bemächtigt. Der Autorin wird über drei Monate lang die Droge GhB, auch bekannt als KO-Tropfen, verabreicht. In Kombination mit Hypnose sorgen die Täter dafür, dass Sharron Gold zur hilf- und willenlosen Befehlsempfängerin mutiert. Sie wird beeinflusst und manipuliert, die Täter machen sich sogar daran, ihre Identität zu ändern. Als die Gang mit ihr fertig ist, entgeht Sharron Gold nur durch Glück ihrem inszenierten Tod. Und muss feststellen, dass sie nach dem Absetzen der Droge nicht nur gewaltige Entzugserscheinungen hat, sondern auch vor den Trümmern ihrer materiellen Existenz steht. Die Gang hat ihr alles genommen.
GhB sorgt üblicherweise dafür, dass sich das Opfer an kaum etwas erinnern kann. Sharron Gold hat es nur ihrem als Script manager jahrzehntelang hart trainierten Gehirn zu verdanken, dass sie dieses Buch schreiben konnte. Zur Selbsttherapie und Warnung. Das ist ihre Geschichte.
By Stephen Bentley
Operation Julie remains to be at the present time the purpose of reference for all British undercover operations and coaching. In 2011, the BBC claimed this large and specific police operation was once the beginning of the struggle on drugs.
Stephen Bentley was once certainly one of 4 undercover detectives working on Operation Julie, one of many world's biggest drug busts. with his undercover companion, he infiltrated the group generating round ninety percentage of the world's LSD and exposed a plot to import large amounts of Bolivian cocaine into the UK.
The underworld knew the writer as Steve Jackson. How did he effectively infiltrate the 2 gangs? Did he need to take medicinal drugs, and the way did 'living a lie' have an effect on him?
Discover the solutions and get contained in the brain of Steve Jackson, undercover detective.
A interesting, common, sincere account of an insider who used to be truthfully an outsider... a story of outrageous greed, lust, violence and bravado of some males who had an admirable aim and the way they controlled it. An insider’s viewpoint of the drug exchange, instructed with allure, intelligence, and from time to time humor, by way of a skilled guy, uniquely certified to dish the genuine tale, who notably was once a decent good guy. only a undeniable sturdy learn. - overview excerpt
This is the absolutely revised 2d variation of 'Undercover: Operation Julie - the interior tale' released by way of Bentley Sabrine Books after the writer regained his booklet rights. that permits the writer to donate a component of royalties to the charity of his selection - the James Bulger Memorial Trust.
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Just realizing that the writer, Stephen Bentley, was once one of many detectives assigned to move undercover in an operation which not just spanned the globe, yet positioned his lifestyles in danger on a minute-by-minute and day by day foundation as he infiltrated a drug cartel.
'Undercover: Operation Julie - the interior tale' is a mystery of epic proportions. I hugely suggest it, not just for the fun of Bentley's harmful project, yet as a heritage lesson in overseas drug tradition. Anne Carmichael
A compelling and extremely good written e-book by means of a really brave police officer. a good learn! Kenny
Masterfully instructed through undercover officer Stephen Bentley, this is not a boring sensationalist real crime publication. Dive beneath the obvious components of the water and into the murky depths as you're pulled alongside via not only the operation however the aftermath, either own and public. A needs to learn for actual crime fanatics and historians alike. i can't suggest this ebook sufficient. It was once a really relaxing learn. Liliyana
By Robert Whalen
News of the trial proliferated through the kingdom; now and then it got extra newspaper insurance than the unabated conflict being waged out of the country. The heinous crimes attributed to homicide, Inc., integrated not just homicide and torture but in addition car robbery, housebreaking, attacks, robberies, fencing stolen items, distribution of unlawful drugs,
and almost about any “illegal job from which a profit may be derived.” whilst the trial eventually got here to a gorgeous unresolved end in November 1941, newspapers generated list headlines.
Once the trial was once over, stories of the homicide, Inc., gang turned mythical, spawning numerous books and memoirs and delivering suggestion for the Hollywood gangster-movie style. those males have been fearsome brutes with an fantastic skill to wield energy. humans have been interested by the “gangster” determine, which had turn into an emblem for ethical evil and contempt and whose attractiveness confirmed no indicators of abating. As either a learn in legal habit and a cultural fascination that maintains to permeate sleek society, the reverberations of “Murder, Inc.” are profound, together with references in modern mass media.
The homicide, Inc., tale is as a lot a story of morality because it is a gangster heritage, and homicide, Inc., and the ethical existence by means of Robert Whalen meshes either issues essentially and meticulously, touching on the gangster phenomenon to trendy ethical thought. each one bankruptcy covers a facet of the homicide, Inc., case and displays on its moral parts and outcomes. Whalen delves into the historical past of the criminals concerned, their explanations, and the violent loss of life that surrounded them; big apple City’s immigrant gang tradition and its function as “Gangster City”; fiery politicians Fiorello los angeles Guardia and Thomas E. Dewey and the alternatives they made to scrub up town; and
the position of the gangster in pop culture and the way it pertains to “real life.” Whalen places a clean spin at the themes, supplying a brilliant narrative with either historic and ethical perspective.
By Matthew Condon
By Don Herion
By Ronald Chepesiuk
For greater than twenty years, the Cali cartel saturated U.S. streets with cocaine, ruining neighborhoods and lives whereas reaping thousands in money. Efforts to strive against the inflow of substances from Colombia have been usually stymied via the cautious association and execution of the drug exchange. by utilizing bribery, terrorist buildings, and legit enterprise practices, the cartel rose to turn into a major danger to Colombian society's fragile balance, whereas delivering over 70% of the world's cocaine to varied markets. It took greater than 20 years and a world attempt, spearheaded through U.S. legislations enforcement, to topple this infamous felony organization.
The upward thrust and fall of 1 of Colombia's such a lot infamous drug cartels is a narrative of the way prepared crime can functionality on the so much refined degrees, but nonetheless be taken down by means of the very forces it seeks to stay clear of. This booklet vividly examines the Cali Cartel, delivering special perception into the background of overseas trafficking, prepared crime, and U.S. drug coverage. hoping on first hand money owed, interviews, and DEA files, Chepesiuk brings the tale to existence, illustrating how drug traffickers function and why they're so tricky to forestall. In detailing legislations enforcement's largest takedown, this booklet describes how such transnational legal firms has to be dismantled, and why drug trafficking is still a major challenge within the usa. the autumn of the cartel additionally offers classes for legislations enforcement efforts to strive against terrorists and different ambitious legal organizations.