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On the run

By: Hall, Gina Hill, Gregg

0099478943 / 9780099478942
Paperback
13/10/2005
Out of print
United Kingdom
18 cm 369 p., [8] p. of plates : ill.
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Originally published: New York: Warner, 2004.
'An extraordinary story' Julie Gregory, author of Sickened 20040624

By the Son and daughter of Henrey Hill - immortalised in the book "Wise Guy" and the Martin Scorsese film "Goodfellas - On the Run" is a harrowing account of a childhood spent coping with an explosive father whilst dodging Mafia payback.

Henry Hill's business partner, Jimmy Burke has whacked every person who could possibly implicate him in the infamous Lufthansa robbery at JFK airport.

On his way to prison, lifelong gangster Henry is given two options: sleep with the fishes, or enter the FBI's Witness Protection Programme.

Gregg and Gina are dragged along for the ride. Like nomads, they're forced to wander from state to state, constantly inventing new names and finding new friends, only to abandon them at a moments notice.

Living in fear of being found and killed. But Henry, the rock Gregg and Gina so desperately need is a heavy cocaine user and knows only the criminal life.

He is soon up to his old tricks and consistently putting their identities in jeopardy. And so, it continues until the kids, now almost grown, can no longer ignore that the Mob might be less of a threat to them than remaining under the roof of their increasingly unbalanced father.

BIC:

BG Biography: general, BTC True crime

Prizes:

W 2005 CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger

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