A crime boss often works as an informant to the police, and never leads them astray. So when he turns around and lies to their face, he isn’t questioned. He uses the law and his reputation for honesty for his own gain and taking down his enemies.
One is first a reader before they ever become a writer. "Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon." And yes, I’m related to Iron Man.