Suburban Gangsters

By Michael P. Dineen
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About the Book

Sometimes in life the direction you choose could come down to making a choice that at the time didn’t seem like a big deal, only looking back you knew it wasn’t smart. Had his conversation gone differently with his father in the spring of 1985, Patrick may never had become a criminal. While shooting hoops with his old man that breezy afternoon in April, they struck up a conversation. Patrick had been kicked out of Walt Whitman High School a few months earlier, but had been working full-time ever since. He was working hard at the time and would have kept at it. But his dad’s rejection, and the way he did it, burned Patrick badly.

Patrick doesn’t blame his dad for becoming a criminal, but that was the final straw. Somehow, he was determined to find a way to get that Mustang GT his dad wouldn’t cosign for him. Selling cocaine would help him to achieve that. That’s when he began hustling.

This was just the beginning of Patrick’s drug selling days. He sold and trained and trained and sold. He worked with the cops, the FBI, and the DEA.

It may feel like a quick high. You may think just one more big sale and you can get out. But you’ll learn that the life of drugs and crime doesn’t pay.

About the Author

Michael P. Dineen grew up in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He studied and taught karate for over 20 years. He was a trainer to professional athletes.

After high school, Dineen pursued a life of crime for more than 20 years and survived to tell this story, his story.

Published: 2018
Page Count: 160

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Mitchell Schipper
Real life criminal drama

Hard edged, gripping, page turner.

Phil Aronson
Awesome!!! Very compelling.

Great read. I couldn't put it down

Gripping true take on criminal lifestyle

As a busy college student, I often find it hard to sit down and read when I am not doing work. However, as soon as I cracked this open, I was finished reading it within 24 hours. Could not get it off my mind. It's horrifying, astonishing, and is an intimate view into the associated luxuries, fast times, and later inevitable fall of seemingly untouchable crime giants. Dineen's narrative style is to-the-point in every aspect yet gives insight into his incredibly clever mind, making it a nonstop page-turner. Police brutality/corruption, addiction (glamour of cocaine in 80s, followed by the opioid epidemic), and modern-day criminal networks are delved into; this dramatic historical context strengthening his story. Incredibly, Dineen's life IS all this context. I especially recommend this to anyone whose life has been affected by drugs in one way or another, but it is really applicable to anyone. We all have choices in life, and Dineen uses his fast fall from grace to explain how imperative it is to make the right ones.

chris giudici
Suburban Gangsters

The book shows us growing up in suburban long island doesn't differ at all from the inner city issues with drug abuse, violence, crime gangs etc....
Read the book within a 48 hour time frame couldn't put it down, wanted more.

Keith Roan
This book is going through the ceiling

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