Roemer: Man Against the Mob

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In the Fifties, he was an agent for J. Edgar Hoover's "Top Hoodlum Program." He masterminded the first electronic surveillance of a Mafia headquarters. Sam Giancana put a $100,000 contract on his life. Now, Bill Roemer, the FBI crime expert who's had more face-to-face confrontations with mobsters than anyone in law enforcement history, tells his electrifying life story. From his key role in the lives of John and Robert Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Phyllis McGuire, and Marilyn Monroe, to the run ins with Anthony "Tony Batters" Accardo, Murray "The Camel" Humphreys and Jackie Cerone that made him the nemesis of the Chicago mob, here is a chillingly authentic account that ranks as one of the finest chronicles in true crime.

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"Roemer does an admirable job of bluntly recreating the inner workings of Chicago's underworld and the FBI's methods of fighting them....A revealing memoir that pulls no punches in recalling the triumphs -- and, at times, foul-ups -- that characterized Mr. Roemer's remarkable career."

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The author, who runs a private investigating agency in Tucson that specializes in organized crime, spent 30 years as an FBI agent, mostly in Chicago. He writes that although innumerable opportunities to rise in the hierarchy came his way, he preferred to remain on the street, taking on the mob. Roemer's particular concern as an agent was to track corrupt public officials who were vital to the success of the "family." Here he recalls his mob dealings, from 1950 to 1980, with Sam Giancana, Murray Humphreys (successor to Capone lieutenant Jake Guzik), Tony Accardo and dozens of others. Distinguishing between "good" bad guys who could be trusted, and "bad" bad guys, he shows that some gangland figures virtually became his friends. His intimate knowledge of them enriches the book.
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