Category: Biography & Autobiography, Culture, History, Leadership, Money, Politics

The Life Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson

Leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang: A True Story
Richard Atkinson
Page Count
376 pages, Paperback


Daniel R. Libby
Thursday, December 21, 2017

The life story of Ricky Atkinson delves into political radicalism, gang culture, racial prejudice, boxing, make-up, bank robberies, the court system and prisons. Ricky becomes a solid rounder and leader of the notorious Dirty Tricks Gang. Running game and scheming big. After half a life in jail, Ricky turns around to guiding youth away from making the same mistakes.

It’s an action-packed page turner, told with humor and brutal honesty, even including some business tips for executives. Good reading for gaining a better understanding of how gangsters come up bitter. Two of the most amazing things about this book are that it’s true and that most of it happened around downtown Toronto.