Jimmy Two Guns

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The astonishing true story of Glasgow gangland confidant James McIntyre, aka Jimmy Two GunsJames ‘Jimmy Two Guns’ McIntyre was Glasgow’s go-to gangland lawyer and consigliere to one of Scotland’s foremost crime families. His maverick approach to the law and a client list that included some of the most feared gangland figures of the time – including the McGoverns and Paul Ferris – ensured that he was always in demand but under the constant scrutiny of the authorities.Now Jimmy Two Guns recounts the cases he handled, the strokes he pulled, plus his arrests, a high-speed car chase with the drug squad, his time in ‘the cooler’ for allegedly attempting to murder a cop and much more. He tells how he bounced back after being the target of a near-fatal underworld hit, before being arrested by an armed response unit for possession of two pistols, and reveals with wit and a sharp pen what it’s really like being a lawyer for the underdog.Whatever you thought you knew about crime and justice, think again – because for Jimmy Two Guns, the truth has always been stranger than fiction.’Crooked judges, bent cops and hypocrites in high places – the most truthful legal memoir you’ll ever read. Superb.’Matthew Hall, bestselling novelist and BAFTA-winning screenwriter of Keeping Faith’James McIntyre was a legal barracuda swimming both sides of the line; this memoir is his modus operandi.’G.F. Newman, creator of Law & Order and Judge John Deed

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The astonishing true story of Glasgow gangland confidant James McIntyre, aka Jimmy Two GunsJames ‘Jimmy Two Guns’ McIntyre was Glasgow’s go-to gangland lawyer and consigliere to one of Scotland’s foremost crime families. His maverick approach to the law and a client list that included some of the most feared gangland figures of the time – including the McGoverns and Paul Ferris – ensured that he was always in demand but under the constant scrutiny of the authorities.Now Jimmy Two Guns recounts the cases he handled, the strokes he pulled, plus his arrests, a high-speed car chase with the drug squad, his time in ‘the cooler’ for allegedly attempting to murder a cop and much more. He tells how he bounced back after being the target of a near-fatal underworld hit, before being arrested by an armed response unit for possession of two pistols, and reveals with wit and a sharp pen what it’s really like being a lawyer for the underdog.Whatever you thought you knew about crime and justice, think again – because for Jimmy Two Guns, the truth has always been stranger than fiction.’Crooked judges, bent cops and hypocrites in high places – the most truthful legal memoir you’ll ever read. Superb.’Matthew Hall, bestselling novelist and BAFTA-winning screenwriter of Keeping Faith’James McIntyre was a legal barracuda swimming both sides of the line; this memoir is his modus operandi.’G.F. Newman, creator of Law & Order and Judge John Deed

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Weight 0.407 kg
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.3 × 2.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

340.092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K