The Black Hand - Chris Blatchford

The Black Hand

By Chris Blatchford

  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 324 Ratings)

Description

THE BLACK HAND is the true story of Rene Enriquez, aka "Boxer," and his rise in a secret criminal organization, a new Mafia, that already has a grip on all organized crime in California and soon all of the United States. This Mafia is using a base army of an estimated 60,000 heavily armed, loyal Latino gang members, called Surenos, driven by fear and illicit profits. They are the most dangerous gang in American history and they wave the flag of the Black Hand.

Mafioso Enriquez gives an insiderβ€²s view of how he devoted his life to the cause--the Mexican Mafia, La Familia Mexicana, also known as La Eme--only to find betrayal and disillusionment at the end of a bloody trail of violence that he followed for two decades.

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.

Based on years of research and investigation, Chris Blatchford has delivered a historic narrative of a nefarious organization that will go down as a classic in mob literature.

Reviews

  • The Black Hand a Bibliography by Chris Blatchfor:::

    5
    By Sai,
    I'm mother,grandmother and great grandmother:::Just broken my ❀️ but sometimes the person suffers and lives situations no matter family and friends try harder to help them:: but never listen πŸ‘‚:::::: well at least you've been thinking πŸ’­ about and God gives you another chance to make live more happy 😊!!!!! The first time I read about that style live and believe me I 😭,because I think πŸ’­ deep into the heart ❀️ of human has a good instinct and soon or later became repent to his sins ::::: So Highly Recommended!!!! !!!! Will pray for all the people who try to be free and walks the right path πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ‘΅πŸ»
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    5
    By OG TENSE 1
    One of the best books I ever read.. Amazing detail
  • Great Book

    5
    By Vuzilla
    I hope Rene continues to redeem himself. God bless brother.
  • Great book

    5
    By OGPVPfan
    Must read book
  • Amazing

    5
    By Laloolaloo
    It's a good book for someone that has some knowledge of la gangs or lived in the hood.
  • Seeing into the future!

    5
    By Dr.Phil714
    This is a great book loved it! I grew up going the same way but fate was different for me early on thanks to my mother witch made a big move to change my life. Seeing into the future that is what I saw in this book if I never had made the change early on in my life.... I really was blind and can relate to Rene growing up in Santa Ana CA in the late 80's early 90's . When I was reading this book is like if I saw myself being him those early years in his life the rest was just a "this could of been me" but I'm glad I wasn't. I got chills every chapter I read it was intense because it's a real . My fav line is "I was scared every time I was going to wack someone. Who ever says they are not ,there lying".
  • Wow!

    4
    By MoexMoe
    What a read...Many people have labeled him a rat and such. In reading the book and seeing all the chaos and carnage he caused, planned and partook in I don't blame him for dropping out.
  • The black hand

    5
    By Just2uces
    I learn so much from this book as growing up as gang member and changing my life tht being down for cause tht has no life rewards will only lead to destruction
  • Very good book

    5
    By Android#1
    A lot of crazy story's
  • The black hand

    5
    By T chacon
    Gives me a better understanding on where my brother is at... He is at pelican Bay State prison ... And I c how hard it could be just to put into that type of lifestyle. May God protect all the inmates around the world and for them to meet Jesus! Thx u for this great book... This book got introduced to me because my brother wanted me to send it to him but b4 I would I read it because I didn't want anything else to be added to his all-ready messed up lifestyle... N just goes to show the baddest of the bad (boxer) just wanted a normal life in the end... I hope he has some type of peace in his heart now that he doesn't have to always have to watch his back.

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