I’ll be honest, if I didn’t know the broad strokes of this story before reading this book, I’d think it was purely fiction. The way Bilton writes this, it reads like he was right there documenting everything as it happened.
American Kingpin is one of very few books that I absolutely could not put down. While I find the subject matter interesting, the way Bilton unfolds this story is the most amazing part.
I realize I’m gushing and rambling but if you have any interest in true crime or narrative nonfiction, this is a must-read.