‘Betrayal: Whitey Bulger and the FBI agent who fought to bring him down’ by Robert Fitzpatrick
Ex-agent’s tale tells of dysfunction, corruption
Handling informants has long been a dangerous game of cat and mouse, as police try to extract inside information that may lead to further prosecutions while informants serve up rival criminals to gain immunity. To call the police and informants in such arrangements strange bedfellows doesn’t begin to describe what happened between the FBI and James “Whitey’’ Bulger. “Betrayal’’ is a mind-blowing insider account of everything that can go wrong when police get too cozy with criminals.