Death Dealers: A Witness to the Drug Wars That Are Bleeding Americaby Yves LaVigne
When "Good Guy, Bad Guy" was first published in 1991, it revealed a shocking picture of a drug underworld operated by vicious gangs, a world where the mob had been shoved aside by a deadly proliferation of ultra-violent ethnic gangs. Seven years later, as headlines scream of innocent people murdered by Hells Angels in Montreal and Asian Triad gangs in Toronto, the drug battle has become an all-out war. Completely revised and updated with frightening new information on the current state of the illegal drug trade in North America, "Good Guy, Bad Guy" is now "Death Dealers", a hard-hitting front-line expos from foremost criminal gang expert and bestselling author, Yves Lavigne.
"Death Dealers" is a gritty, street-level view of how gangs are willing to stop at nothing to grab their cut of the world's $500-billion-a-year illegal drug market-and who pays the price for their greed. Using his extraordinary connections and years of investigative journalism experience, Yves Lavigne hunts the hunted, from an increasingly violent Chinatown in Toronto to the lair of New York's most successful heroin dealer and beyond to the shark-infested waters on the Florida coast. Black street gangs in Los Angeles, Colombians, Vietnamese street gangs, Jamaican posses, prison gangs and the ever-present biker gangs are all part of Lavigne's world, where paranoia, terror and human carnage are the norm. At the same time, he reveals the high-tech world of the crime fighters, former Green Berets and Vietnam vets, who would like to even the score.
A gripping chronicle that draws chilling conclusions, "Death Dealers" is a masterful work of true crime.
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