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Operation Devil Horns

The Takedown of MS-13 in San Francisco
Narrated by: John McLain
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Bios & Memoirs, Criminals
4.5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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In a bid to take down MS-13's criminal network in the Mission District of San Francisco, Michael Santini, a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations, recruits a pair of hardened gang members and convinces them to risk their lives as criminal informants. Set in a city with one of the strictest sanctuary policies protecting illegal immigrants in America, Operation Devil Horns illustrates how politically correct ideology impacts life-or-death crime fighting on the streets.  

Through the informants' eyes, Operation Devil Horns offers a rare glimpse into the pervasive criminal subculture of MS-13, a gang of Spanish-speaking immigrants that still terrorizes pockets of American society today - including their own compatriots. The case begins with a focus on the gang in San Francisco, eventually widening to include a network that reaches across borders. Santini tracks down the gang's leadership from the Bay Area to the prison cells of corrupt Central American regimes. Eventually, it takes the cold-blooded murder of three family members in San Francisco to shake the American public out of complacency and focus sober attention on a growing and violent threat.

©2018 Bad Hombre, LLC (P)2018 Tantor

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Just WOW

An amazing account of how the detail went down. Great work to everyone involved in the operation. The retelling was great. Never a dull moment. Didn't want to stop listening!

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Just okay...

There are better books about gangs like The Black Hand. This was okay, but was hoping for more. This felt more like a news paper article.

Wrong narrator for this.

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Good story

Enjoyed it. Started off good, then went shallow for about a chapter, then was pretty intense for the rest of the book.

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awesome

loved it, felt like I was in a episode of gang life, great book !!

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great event

Great account of a true event. This needs to bevs movie. Easy and enjoyable read.

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The best excuse we got to build the wall

Excellent book.
The story as told by the people that were there.

As an immigrant to this country that came here looking for a better life and freedom from oppression I say this much.

This book is the best reason we got to build the wall and control who come into the country and who doesn’t.

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