Marked Card is a term used by law enforcement to flag a mobster as a possible covert operative for the federal government. Boston Mobster Mark Silverman takes the phrase 'To kw your Enemy, you must become your Enemy' to a whole new level in Marked Card: Power Play in the Boston Mafia. In the course of the late 80's and into the 90's the Boston Mafia was in the midst of a full blown war for supremacy of the New England underworld. The government was synchrously engaged in their own silent war; playing one agency against the other while leaking information to their informants. Silverman spares details describing how he rose through the ranks of the Irish Winter Hill gang while working for both warring factions of the Italian Mafia concealing his identity. Silverman explains how the Whitey Bulger scandal led to an absolute power play, both on the streets and inside law enforcement circles.
Mark Silverman is the author of two bestselling nonfiction books, MARKED CARD and ROGUE MOBSTER, which chronicles the Boston mob wars of the 1990's and early 2000's where over two dozen gangsters were killed over control of Boston's underworld. Silverman writes about his personal experiences getting inside the mob and becoming an integral part of the war. Silverman's books have been hailed as providing readers with the first inside glimpse into what went on at the street level, why people were killed, and what the stakes were. Silverman is a highly regarded public speaker who has made multiple media appearances.