Set in post-war Los Angeles, this new nonfiction book reads like historical fiction. Lieberman has an easy-going narrative style that keeps his recounting moving fluidly.
Mickey Cohen was the major mob boss in L.A. in 1946. A certain captain in the LAPD realized that the only way to bring Cohen down was to work outside the law. It was the old adage of fighting-fire-with-fire. Sgt. Jack O'Mara was selected to lead a team of detectives that would be the firefighters that were to put out Cohen's flames. This book is the historic account.
Lieberman's book rights were purchased by Hollywood and a major motion-picture was released last month starring Ryan Gosling
and Josh Brolin