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Bonded by Blood

Murder and Intrigue in the Essex Ganglands


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Bonded by Blood by Bernard O'Mahoney
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Welcome to the world of Bernard O'Mahoney former thug, bouncer, hard nut and now alleged reformed author. In the dog eat dog world of the underground drug gangs that preyed on Britain through the eighties and nineties, comes one mans recollection of the fighting and the feuding that culminated in one of the most brutal triple murders in history. O'Mahoney's account of the times is a terrifying account of the power wielded by the notorious Essex gang masterminded by the likes of Tony Tucker, Pat Tate and associate Craig Rolfe. Was justice served with the demise of Tucker, Tate and Rolfe over a bad drug deal or were they the victims of their own terrifying campaign boiling over?


Blood-soaked corpses and the faces of three teenagers poisoned by Ecstasy are the images that flash through Bernard O Mahoney s mind when he closes his eyes and recalls his past. O Mahoney was a key member of the Essex Boys firm one of the most violent criminal gangs in Britain. In December 1995, the three leaders of the firm were executed as they sat in their Range Rover down a deserted farm track. For many, this meant that the horror of the gang s brutal reign was over. For Jack Whomes and Michael Steele, the nightmare had just begun. Convicted of the murders on the word of a supergrass, these two men have spent a decade in prison for crimes they did not commit. Following the anticipated quashing of their convictions in January 2006, it looks as though the true identity of the killers will never be revealed, and O Mahoney wants to lay the events of the past to rest. In Bonded by Blood, O Mahoney goes back to exorcise his ghosts. He returns to the scene of the murders and relives the bloody encounters that marked his time as a gang member. Divided by greed, bonded by the blood of their victims, the Essex Boys rise to the top of the criminal underworld was as dramatic as th

Author Biography

Bernard O'Mahoney is the author of a number of true-crime books, including the bestselling Essex Boys, The Dream Solution and Wannabe in my Gang? He has also written of his experiences in the army in Soldier of the Queen, and of his transition from Nazi thug to Nazi opponent in Hateland.
Release date NZ
October 5th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
1 x 8pp colour and b/w
Mainstream Publishing
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