The General: Godfather of Crime
The extraordinary life and crimes of Martin Cahill, gangster, criminal mastermind, MOST WANTED MAN
In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over GBP40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.
The General tells the inside story of
- The Beit robbery - one of the world's biggest art heists
- The attempted assassination of a top forensic scientist
- The O'Connor Jewellers robbery, netting GBP3m
- The tyre-slashing and intimidation
- The crucifixion of a suspected 'grass'
- The millions still missing
The book reveals Cahill's bizarre personality and the activities of the Tango Squad , the special police unit which targetted him with tactics used on the infamous Kray Gang.
Now a major film from John Boorman starring Brendan Gleeson and John Voight.
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