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I finished the book last night.

I thought it was very entertaining. Reminded me somewhat of Nicholas Pileggi's book Wiseguy which was the basis for the film Goodfellas. Fast Jack was not a mobster, but did business with the mob at various points in his career. He was associated with the New England Patriarca crime family. He also has a few brushes with former Boston crime kingpin Whitey Bulger.

The book details many of Fast Jack's exploits and he leaves very little to the imagination. He gives names, dates, details, the amounts of the score and how he got the money. It takes us from his time hustling clambakes and casino nights to his international hustling in Germany, Russia, and all over the world.

There is a lot of information in this book that pertains to what someone might describe as the psychology of a hustler. In other words, how to get the money and get away with it. It describes the lengths that these crews will go to in order to make a score and through the various successes and failures you arrive at a sense of what to do and what not to do.

The book is written in a very conversational tone....which I happen to enjoy. It felt like he was sitting across the table telling a long story. I imagine this book would appeal to anyone fascinated with the underworld and mob and to fans of crooked gambling. In my opinion it is a must read among the hustling literature.
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