Interviewing “Big Pete”
For two years I interviewed The Last Chicago Boss; we spoke every Sunday morning for nearly three hours.
Inexplicably, the recording always stopped at 2 hours and 59 minutes. He was dying and I was like his Priest in Confessional, listening intently, offering him prompts, marveling at his plot twists and character developments.
He had spent his career avoiding being recorded; the fact that he allowed me to tape our conversations was not only extraordinary but a testament to the trust he placed in me. Be sure to tune in late September when some of those conversations will be replayed on TheLastChicagoBoss.com.
Until then, you can hear more behind the scenes as I discuss with John Taylor on Twisted Podcast the thrills (and perils) of writing The Last Chicago Boss and other true crime “biker books.”