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To Britain's legal underworld, Freddie Foreman is the Godfather. liable for the gangland killings of Ginger Marks and Frank "The Mad Axeman" Mitchell, he was once the punisher to those who broke the underworld's strict code of behavior. Foreman's dramatic kidnap and arrest for Britain's greatest funds theft made headlines world wide, but this bold raid used to be simply the height of a safe-blowing, bank-robbing profession that had spanned a long time. His tale is an engaging, but chilling account of existence as a contract enforcer for the Kray twins, and as London's so much feared gangster. yet even bloodshed apart, Freddie's frequently funny tales show a worrying guy, person who taken care of even tied-up protection guards with reverence. Giving one cigarettes as he emptied a secure, Freddie believes violence was once continuously a final inn and handled individuals with admire. printed in those pages are the superb info of the heists, the double crossings, the shootouts, and the betrayals that followed existence as a profession felony while the streets have been managed through worry. uncovered are the audacious plans in the back of the century's most famed crimes, the damning proof of police corruption and the eye-opening occasions that gave Freddie this so much respected reputation.

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