The No 1 bestselling exposé of Ireland's most dangerous godfathers and their rackets
In Crime Lords Ireland's top crime journalist, Paul Williams, dissects some of Ireland's most notorious criminal gangs and gets to the bottom of their most infamous crimes.
Williams names the names and describes the treacherous and and brutal activities of gangsters such as 'The Pimpernel', 'The Viper', 'The Colonel', 'Cotton Eye Joe' and'The Westies'. He provides riveting accounts of the origins of the feuds among Limerick's gang and also describes one of the most enduring and bloody feuds in the criminal underworld - that between the terrorist group the INLA and Dublin drug dealers - which kicked of with the 'Ballymount Bloodbath' in 1999.
Williams provides chilling detail on the gruesome violence that was - and continues to be - part and parcel of the activities of Ireland's gangs and he describes the horrific toll it has taken on the gangsters themselves and also on their innocent victims.
Crime Lords is gripping and essential reading for anyone who cares about Ireland.
'Paul Williams is the outstanding journalist of his