My new book “The Biggest Rat: Whitey Bulger’s Decades of Deceit” is now available on

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Finally, my new book “The Biggest Rat: Whitey Bulger’s Decades of Deceit” is now available on at the link below.

I started researching a Bulger book about 10 years ago. But there was no point in writing a book because no one knew if Bulger was alive or dead.

Then in June of 2011, Bulger was captured with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig in a condo in Santa Monica, CA. I knew the Boston journalists who wrote previous books on Bulger would start writing new ones, and Bulger books would flood the market; which has happened.

So I waited until Bulger’s trial was near.

I started “The Big Rat” a few months back, but I wanted the book to include Bulger’s trial and subsequent conviction. As the trial crept forward, I wrote day by day the developments as they were happening in real time.

The finished product, as far as I know, is the only Bulger book on the market that includes Bulger’s trial and his conviction.

Product Information:

Mathew J. Mari – New York City Criminal Attorney for 36 years
“The Biggest Rat – Whitey Bulger’s Decades of Deceit” is the story of James “Whitey” Bulger, the Boston mob boss; from his early days of crime, to his heyday running Boston’s underworld, including his escape and capture after 16 years on the run. 

This book also includes Bulger’s trial, and the jury verdict which found Bulger guilty of 31 of the 32 counts in the indictment. Bulger was also found guilty of 11 of the 19 murders included in the indictment.

It’s fair to say Whitey Bulger will die in jail. Bulger’s lucky he didn’t get the electric chair; which would have been a more fitting punishment for one of the vilest individuals to ever roam the earth.


On July 9, 2013, Whitey Bulger’s former protégé, Kevin Weeks, hate and contempt in his eyes, took the witness stand against his former boss. The 57-year-old Weeks and Bulger were once so tight, they spoke nearly every day for more than a decade. Bulger, 83-years-old, was facing life in prison for committing more than 19 murders.

Since Weeks served only five years in prison for aiding and abetting five of Bulger’s murders, Bulger’s lawyer, J.W. Carney, tried to portray Weeks as a con artist who knew how to manipulate the justice system.

“You won against the system,” Carney told Weeks.

“What did I win? What did I win?” Weeks said. “Five people are dead.”

Carney asked Weeks if the killings bothered him.

Weeks shot back, “We killed people that were rats. And I had THE BIGGEST RAT right next to me.”

Whitey Bulger, unlike Genovese turncoat Joe Valachi, Bonanno boss Joe Massino, and Gambino consiglieri Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, willingly became an F.B.I. informant while he was still active on the streets as the Mob Boss of Boston. And Bulger remained an F.B.I. informant for more than 20 years.

Kevin Weeks was right. Whitey Bulger was THE BIGGEST RAT of them all.


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