By T. J. English
Through the overdue eighties and nineties, a gang of younger Asian refugees reduce a bloody swath via New York's Chinatown. They have been the misplaced youngsters of the Vietnam warfare, severed from their households by means of violence and solid adrift in a wierd land.
Banding jointly lower than the management of a megalomaniacal younger psychopath, David Thai, they took their identify from a slogan they'd visible on helicopters and the helmets of U.S. squaddies: "Born to Kill."
For a decade their empire was once unassailable, equipped on a starting place of worry, ruthlessness, and incredible brutality—until one brave gang brother helped deliver it down from the inside.
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Born To Kill: The Rise and Fall of America's Bloodiest Asian Gang by T. J. English