Bonded by Blood
Murder and Intrigue in the Essex Ganglands
By (author) Bernard O'Mahoney
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Bonded by Blood by Bernard O'Mahoney
Book DescriptionBernard O'Mahoney was a key member of the Essex Boys firm - one of the most violent criminal gangs in Britain. In December 1995, the three leaders of the gang were executed as they sat in their Range Rover down a deserted farm track. For many, this meant that the horror of the gang's brutal reign was over. For Jack Whomes and Michael Steele, the nightmare had just begun. Convicted of the murders on the word of a supergrass, these two men have spent more than a decade in prison for crimes they claim they did not commit. In Bonded by Blood, O'Mahoney goes back to exorcise his ghosts and lay the past to rest. He returns to the scene of the murders and relives the bloody encounters that marked his time as a gang member. Divided by greed, bonded by the blood of their victims, the Essex Boys' rise to the top of the criminal underworld was as dramatic as their final fall.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845961640
(234mm x 153mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Bernard O'Mahoney
Bernard O'Mahoney is the author of a number of true-crime books, including the bestselling Essex Boys, The Dream Solution and Wannabe in my Gang? He has also written of his experiences in the army in Soldier of the Queen, and of his transition from Nazi thug to Nazi opponent in Hateland.
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