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

Paperback | June 9, 2009

byT. J. English

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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.

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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, the...

T.J. English is theNew York Timesbestselling author ofHavana Nocturne,Paddy Whacked,The Westies, andBorn to Kill, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. His screenwriting credits include TV episodes ofNYPD BlueandHomicide, for which he was awarded the Humanitas Prize. He lives in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.84 inPublished:June 9, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061782386

ISBN - 13:9780061782381

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“A great read; an exciting, frightening account of organized crime today. …This book is must reading for anyone with an interest in the enduring effects of the Vietnam War, the subject of crime in our streets, and the issue of personal responsibility in a harsh, chaotic world.”