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Diary of a Motor City Hit Man: The Chester Wheeler Campbell Story by Christian Cipollini is a true story. Beginning in February 1975, the story is told of a how a near accident between Chester and a patrol officer leads to a discovery of weapons, cash and drugs. This is only the beginning, though, as the most damning item found in the car driven by Campbell was a series of notebooks, filled with details of murders that remained unsolved. The names of victims of the past and targets for the future. Corruption, courtroom drama, gangsters, cold-blooded executions; this story has it all and more. Open the book and start a journey that takes you through Detroit, drug wars, organized crime and corrupt investigations.
Diary of a Motor City Hit Man: The Chester Wheeler Campbell Story by Christian Cipollini is a gripping true story of murder in a world where corruption was the norm and people were taken out with frightening regularity. I haven’t read a true tale like this in a long time and found it to be a real eye-opener to a life that seems as though it belongs in the movies, not in reality. Unfortunately, it is a fact of life, back then and now. Amazingly well written, with a lot of detail and good deal to take in, you need to keep with it or you’ll miss a vital piece of information. I found myself rereading bits just to make sure I understood them – which I did – but I have to say, this is one of the best true-life crime books I have read in many months.