Rene "Boxer" Enriquez grew up on the violent streets of East L.A., where gang fights, robberies, and drive-by shootings were fueled by rage, drugs, and alcohol. When he finally landed in prison - at the age of 19 - Enriquez found an organization that brought him the respect he always wanted: the near-mythic and widely feared Mexican Mafia, La Eme. What the organization saw in Enriquez was a young man who knew no fear and would kill anyone - justifiably or not - in the blink of an eye. That loyalty and his iron will drove him up the ranks as a mob enforcer and ultimately to the upper echelons, where he would help rule for nearly two decades.
Enriquez helped La Eme become the powerful and violent organization that it is now, with a base army of approximately 60,000 heavily armed gang members who control the prison system and a large part of California crime.
Arguably the most dangerous gang in American history, its reach is growing. And now award-winning investigative journalist Chris Blatchford, with the unprecedented cooperation of Rene Enriquez, reveals the inner workings, secret meetings, and elaborate murder plots that make up the daily routine of the Mafia brothers. It is an intense, never-before-told story of a man who devoted his life to a bloody cause only to find betrayal and disillusionment. After years of research and investigation, Blatchford has delivered a historic narrative of a nefarious organization that will go down as a classic in mob literature.
©2008 Chris Blatchford; (P)2008 Tantor
memorable moment. The attack on Mon in the county JAIL & the mason street murders.
the narrator should of been Spanish because of all the slang. in this case it would of made the story more Exciting. But he did his best.
Straight to the heart,loved the book,valuable knowledge.This book will scare the heart of people,if they were to ever think of joining a criminal organization.This book inspires people not to join gangs that its the devils workings to be in a gang,& people should never follow negative friends or influences,and to always follow your dreams,and stand firm in jesus christ foot steps & spirit & to read a bible also be a good person before his or her life is finished.
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