John Connolly and James “Whitey” Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later in the mid-1970s, they met again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI’s Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. Connolly had an idea, a scheme that might bring Bugler into the FBI fold and Connolly into the Bureau’s big leagues. But Bulger had other plans.