In this remarkable book – the first of its kind – journalist Jason O’Toole distills hours of sensational no-holds-barred interviews with feared criminal John Gilligan into a jaw-dropping account of the Irish gangland scene.
John Gilligan is no altar boy, by his own admission.
One of Ireland’s most infamous criminals and drug lords, and widely believed in the court of public opinion to have ordered the cold-blooded murder of crime reporter Veronica Guerin, he remains a defiant figure.
In this remarkable book – the first of its kind – journalist Jason O’Toole distills hours of sensational face-to-face, no-holds-barred interviews with the feared criminal into a fast-paced and jawdropping account of the Irish gangland scene. And Gilligan doesn’t mince his words. ‘I didn’t believe in God, but I know I’m going to hell.’
Starting out as a petty thief in Dublin, Gilligan rose to the status of crime lord earning £10 million from drugs within his first two years. He mixed with serious criminals such as Martin ‘the General’ Cahill, Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch, Patrick ‘Dutchy’ Holland and John Traynor. He was deeply involved with money laundering, miraculously survived an assassination attempt, and it is said he has millions stashed away at a secret location.
O’Toole demands answers from Gilligan for all the hard questions; some of his responses will make readers shiver.