Did he really leave the life?
When I met David, Blackie, some 45 years ago, I was immediately impressed by his intensity and his intelligence. After spending some time with him I realized that he was also loyal almost beyond reason and brutally honest. Those qualities come pouring out on the pages of his latest book. He sets the mood historically and draws us in with facts that most of us would not know. His primmer for the criminal mastermind should be a resource for law enforcement agencies everywhere. It should, however, be kept out of the hands of criminal wannabes and out of prison libraries!
The narrative itself draws you in and strikes a cord of truth as the reader experiences life through Blackie’s eyes. The book, like the man, feels honest and true.
From the history lesson at the beginning to the retrospective of his life, the book is an easy read. It definitely holds the reader’s interest and you keep turning the pages. One suspects that he has only scratched the surface of his stories.
“Blackie: death of a gangster” will be enjoyed by many and will only add to the legion of Blackie followers.
This is the book about that guy … Hard ass? Unbending? Sociopath? No not your ‘Blackie’. He’s a good guy. You’ll have to decide, it’s your call…