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SHOTS IN THE DARK: The Saga Of Rocco Balliro (English Edition) Kindle版
On a frigid winter night in early 1963, Rocco Anthony Balliro and a pair of associates stormed a darkened apartment on the outskirts of Boston and were immediately embroiled in a deadly shootout with several unseen assailants. Unbeknownst to Rocco at the time, the men who returned his fire were several Boston police officers, waiting in ambush for him. It was, as Rocco later described it, a hastily planned rescue mission that went downhill in a hurry. In the aftermath, his beloved girlfriend and her toddler son lay dead.
Over the past eighteen years, first-time author Daniel Zimmerman has written nearly six hundred columns as a stringer for GateHouse Media, a United States publisher of daily and weekly newspapers. While only a toddler during the events in 1963, Zimmerman grew up with knowledge of the shooting: the victims, Toby and Mark Wagner, were his aunt and cousin. Years ago, he was granted exclusive access to Rocco Anthony Balliro and met with him in prison over a two-year span to hear his story and conduct in-depth interviews. Zimmerman became so close with the Balliro family that when Rocco passed away, he was asked to present a eulogy at the service. Zimmerman lives with his wife of thirty-three years on the North Shore of Boston, and has one daughter who added a pair of grandchildren to their family.
Amazon.com: 12 件のカスタマーレビュー
Truly enjoyed this true crime drama.
2018年12月7日 - (Amazon.com)
Anybody who is a fan of true crime and particularly the history of Boston’s sometimes dark underside will devour this book. The saga of Rocco Balliro unfolds like a compelling Greek tragedy. Mr. Zimmerman brings the reader back to a time when men who wound up on the wrong side of the law often still held a level of honor and distinction. He takes a candid look at a distorted criminal justice system that sometimes could be more culpable than the defendants who shuffled through it. Mr. Zimmerman takes a deep dive of Rocco’s world and the final product is fascinating.
Penelope C. Spiratos
2018年11月30日 - (Amazon.com)
This was an outstanding book that was almost impossible to put down. Great real life story that involved the Boston and Providence mob; history of Boston in the 60's and 70's; the corrections system; the police; romance; humor; sadness and hope. Living in Boston and Rhode Island and being familar with many of the events mentioned in the book made it even more enjoyable. Great job Mr. Zimmerman! Looking forward to your next book.
2018年10月23日 - (Amazon.com)
Daniel Zimmerman captured the goodness hidden deep within the heart of Rocco Balliro. I could not put this book down. Someone once said that the greatest sinners have within themselves the making of the greatest saints...Zimmerman takes us through the human life cycle of fall, grace and redemption of a man we know as Rocco Balliro. Thank you Daniel for putting a human face on Rocco Balliro!
Very well written
2019年1月6日 - (Amazon.com)
Thouroughly enjoyed this story from beginning to end. Story line was well organized. I remember many of the people and places mentioned, having grown up in the area.
Anxiously awaiting his next book.
Anxiously awaiting his next book.
2018年11月28日 - (Amazon.com)
Loved it and ended up buying some as gifts for family who are also interested in the topic.