By Paul Williams
No 1 Bestseller. Paul Williams is Ireland's No. 1 award-winning crime reporter, famed for exposing the ruthless gangsters at the back of Irish crime. In Gangland, he investigates who's pulling the strings backstage - the households that shape the Irish mafia - and examines the best way their internet has unfold throughout eire and past. Compelling, chilling and unput-downable, Gangland supplies the interior tale on a dismal and sinister global.
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Extra info for Gangland. The Shocking Exposé of the Criminal Underworld
Tony Kelly took on the job of finding safe houses where they could hold their hostage. On Good Friday he rented a fisherman’s bungalow near Drumconrath in County Meath. The house was quiet and private. He paid the rent up front in cash, and told the owners he wanted it for two weeks from 1 April. Along with a woman who was never identified, Kelly also rented a flat above a shop in Arbour Hill in Dublin up to 17 April at £20 per week. On 1 April Kelly also hired a green Opel Kadett hatchback car from Liffey Car Rentals in Dublin’s city centre.
Her voice trembled as the extraordinary pressure began to show. Incredibly, the man on the other side replied: ‘I am awfully sorry. ’ The line went dead. The strain was now beginning to take its toll on Jennifer. She began to shake and grew weak. The gang gave her water. When she got herself together again she gave Cunningham the name and telephone number of her brother in London, George Hollwey. When Jennifer called the number her brother was not there, nor was he at home. An hour later she was brought to the phone to try again and got through.
A pre-arranged plan called the ‘National Cordon’, to set up security checks throughout the country, was put into operation. It had been devised after previous kidnappings. The media agreed to a total news blackout for the next forty-eight hours to convince the gang that the Guinness family were complying with their wishes. Senior officers also needed time to consult with various detective units and intelligence sources to compile a list of possible suspects. As the Gardaí were beginning their investigation, the kidnappers arrived at the bungalow with Jennifer, who was still hooded.
Gangland. The Shocking Exposé of the Criminal Underworld by Paul Williams