Mr. Untouchable, the notorious heroin kingpin Leroy ”Nicky” Barnes’ tale, packs all the wallop of a Jay-Z album: juicy details of the drug trade wrapped up in breezy wit. And since his rise to power occurs mostly in pre-crack-era New York City, Barnes pushes the perception that building a ”continuing criminal enterprise” is not only lucrative but somewhat romantic. However, that mystique dissipates after a life sentence puts him behind bars for more than 20 years; he spends a lot of time seeking revenge on former cohorts. His final redemption — parole in 1998 for helping authorities make nearly 50 indictments — is less satisfying than the book’s main gist: Crime really doesn’t pay.
Mr. Untouchable Mr. Untouchable, the notorious heroin kingpin Leroy ''Nicky'' Barnes' tale, packs all the wallop of a Jay-Z album: juicy details of...Mr. UntouchableNonfiction, MemoirLeroy Barnes, Tom Folsom Mr. Untouchable, the notorious heroin kingpin Leroy ''Nicky'' Barnes' tale, packs all the wallop of a Jay-Z album: juicy details of...2007-03-02
Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir; Author: Leroy Barnes, Tom Folsom
Posted March 2 2007 — 12:00 AM EST
- 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 7 winner talks about being the 'shadiest queen'
- Robin Williams' wife, children continue to sort out issues over late actor's estate
- Icona Pop join One Direction on their U.S. tour
- Caitlyn Jenner's mom: 'She's beautiful'
- St. Vincent OK after fall off speakers
- Eddie Redmayne set for 'Fantastic Beasts'
- Justice Department ramps up its investigation of theater chains
- 18 CBS star portraits from summer/fall shows
- Summer Music Preview 2015: 12 best festivals
- Summer Music Preview 2015: 12 biggest albums
- TV Season Finale Awards: YOUR 2015 winners are...
- Chris Pratt makes a splash: EW Summer Must List photos
- Charlize & Seth, Alessandro & Bradley, Gwen Stefani and More!