The Black Hand by Chris Blatchford audiobook

The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of "Boxer" Enriquez, a Mexican Mob Killer

By Chris Blatchford
Read by Paul Boehmer

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200125920

  • ISBN: 9798200125913

  • ISBN: 9798200125937

Runtime: 14.03 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 nineteen—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 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A gripping, powerful, chilling inside look at a criminal organization that is changing the organized crime landscape. This is a mob classic. Dominick Dunne
“A courageous and well-written exposé on one of the most ruthless and powerful gangs of all, the Mexican Mafia. Chris Blatchford reaffirms his position as being among Americans greatest investigative reporters.” Vincent Bugliosi, New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of Helter Skelter
“A fascinating, vivid, and unforgettable insider’s look at the bloody, secret, and deadly Mexican Mafia. Chris Blatchford’s compulsively readable wake-up call spares no one and names everyone, including the politicians who aid and abet this dangerous criminal organization, through corruption, maddening naiveté, or political correctness.” Joseph Wambaugh, Edgar Award–winning author
“Blatchford is well-suited to tell this story…he captures the nuances and nihilism of the prison world…The narrative is interspersed with fascinating prison arcana.” Los Angeles Times

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Author

Author Bio: Chris Blatchford

Author Bio: Chris Blatchford

Chris Blatchford is an investigative reporter and the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller Three Dog Nightmare. He has won numerous commendations and awards for his reports, including several Emmy Awards and a Peabody for his investigation into Italian Mafia infiltration of MCA/Universal’s music and home video divisions. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 14.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English