Born to Kill: The Rise and Fall of America's Bloodiest Asian Gang

Born to Kill: The Rise and Fall of America's Bloodiest Asian Gang

by T. J. English
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Born to Kill: The Rise and Fall of America's Bloodiest Asian Gang by T. J. English

Throughout the late eighties and nineties, a gang of young Asian refugees cut a bloody swath through New York's Chinatown. They were the lost children of the Vietnam War, severed from their families by violence and cast adrift in a strange land. Banding together under the leadership of a megalomaniacal young psychopath, David Thai, they took their name from a slogan they had seen on helicopters and the helmets of U.S. soldiers: "Born to Kill." For a decade their empire was unassailable, built on a foundation of fear, ruthlessness, and unimaginable brutality—until one courageous gang brother helped bring it down from the inside.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061782381
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 260,585
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

T. J. English is a noted journalist, a screenwriter, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Havana Nocturne, Paddy Whacked, and The Savage City, as well as of The Westies, a national bestseller, and Born to Kill, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. He has written for Vanity Fair, Playboy, and Esquire, among other publications. His screenwriting credits include episodes of the television crime dramas NYPD Blue and Homicide, for which he was awarded the Humanitas Prize. He lives in New York City.

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Born to Kill: The Rise and Fall of America's Bloodiest Asian Gang 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent.
Mako321 More than 1 year ago
If you like True Crime and I mean True crime than this is a must read. From beginning to end Tj English takes you not only on a tour of New York City and beyond but from beginninbg to end it non-stop action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago