Born and raised in New York, Charles Brandt is a former high school teacher, welfare investigator and homicide prosecutor. He has been named by his peers as one of the best lawyers in America. He now lives in Delaware with his family.
The book Brandt has written gives new meaning to the term 'guilty pleasure.' It promises to clear up the mystery of Hoffa's demise, and appears to do so. Sheeran not only admits he was in on the hit, he says it was he who actually pulled the trigger - and not just on Hoffa but on dozens of other victims, including many, he alleges, dispatched on Hoffa's orders. This last seems likely to spur a reappraisal of Hoffa's career. - Bryan Burrough, author of Public Enemies, in The New York Times Book Review My source in the Bufalino family . . . read I Heard You Paint Houses. All the Bufalino guys read it. This old-time Bufalino guy told me he was shocked. He couldn't believe Sheeran confessed all that stuff to [Brandt]. It's all true. - New York Police Department organized crime homicide detective Joseph Coffey If the made men Brandt rubbed up against during his five years with Sheeran suspected what Sheeran was confessing to him on tape, they'd both have been promptly whacked. - Joe Pistone, retired FBI deep undercover agent and the author of Donnie Brasco Told with such economy and chilling force as to make The Sopranos suddenly seem overwrought and theatrical. - New York Daily News This is the greatest Mafia book I ever read, and I read them all. It is so authentic. - Steven Van Zandt, featured actor, Silvio Dante, in The Sopranos and member of the E Street Band