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Fat Freddie : a gangster's life

By: Breen, Stephen

0241986664 / 9780241986660
Paperback
364.1066092
30/01/2020
Stock expected by 17/04/2020
20 cm vii, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Previous edition: 2019.

The No 1 Bestseller'A fascinating read' Sean O'Rourke, RTE Radio One'Fat' Freddie Thompson first appeared in court in 1997.

He was sixteen and already aspiring to be a major crime boss.

Over the next twenty years his criminal career would be marked by mayhem, brutality and murder. In 2000 a row over a failed drugs deal ignited a murderous feud in Dublin's south inner city.

The Crumlin-Drimnagh feud's first victim was a friend of Thompson's and he led his Crumlin crew in a series of tit-for-tat killings.

Sixteen young men would lose their lives over the next fifteen years. Meanwhile, childhood friend, Daniel Kinahan, had become a senior figure in his father Christy Kinahan's international crime cartel.

Working with the Kinahan Cartel Thompson launched himself as a drugs dealer in Dublin.

When another deadly feud broke out in 2016 - between the powerful Kinahans and veteran Dublin criminal, Gerry 'The Monk ' Hutch - Thompson was ready to get his hands dirty.

But Thompson's loyalty would be his undoing. In August 2018 he was convicted of murder and jailed. Fat Freddie is a gripping account of the rise and fall of Freddie Thompson.

Award-winning crime journalist, Stephen Breen, co-author of the No 1 bestselling The Cartel, has written the definitive portrait of a notorious Dublin gangster, a shocking story of double-crossing, vengeance and murder.

BIC:

1DBR Ireland, BTC True crime, JKVG Drugs trade / drug trafficking, JKVM Organized crime

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