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Synopsis: THE EXPLOSIVE TRUE STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL, VIOLENT, AND UNLIKELY GANGSTERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY . . . AND HOW HE FLIPPED TO HELP THE FBI BRING THE MOB DOWN.
Born to a Japanese-American family in ritzy suburban Orange County, California, Kenny ?Kenji? Gallo was a bookish, hyperactive kid who lived a double life as a car-bombing, gun-toting international drug trafficker. He owned a nightclub, produced porn movies, and was arrested for the murder of his own best friend?all before he could legally drink. Gallo graduated to life as a jet-setting playboy thug, refining his gangster style under Mafia legends, marrying a legendary porn star, and making millions in credit and stock fraud, extortion, gambling, and the sex trade. Then, after more than two daredevil decades, Gallo voluntarily wired up as an undercover FBI informant in exchange for a fresh start, nearly losing his life in the process.
From 1980s cocaine cowboys, to the modern mob and its Tony Soprano wannabes, to the porn industry?s dirty secrets, this riveting and redemptive memoir captures the American underworld in all its tawdry spectacle.
Breakshot: A Life in the 21st Century American Mafia is the memoir of Kenny 'Kenji' Gallo, one of the most unlikely and controversial gangsters in the history of the American underworld. Born to a Japanese-American family in ritzy Orange County, California, Kenny was a bookish, hyperactive suburban kid who lived a double life as a car-bombing, gun-toting international drug trafficker. ?One of the top cocaine smugglers on the West Coast? in the words of journalist Luke Ford, Gallo led his own narcotics crew, which was aligned with Pablo Escobar's Medellín drug cartel, owned his own nightclub, produced porn movies, and was arrested for the murder of his own best friend?all before he could legally drink.
When the police cracked down on his drug-trafficking empire, Gallo abandoned the cocaine trade for life in the American Mafia as a jet-setting playboy gangster, marrying porn star Tabitha Stevens, and making millions in prostitution, credit fraud, 'pump-and-dump' stock fraud, gambling, extortion, and the porn business. As the protégé of Mafia legends like John 'Sonny' Franzese, Jerry Zimmerman, and Vincent 'Jimmy' Caci, Gallo quickly earned the reputation as one the smartest and most capable young mobsters in America.
After over two daredevil decades as a violent gangster, Gallo voluntarily made a deal with the F.B.I. to act as a wired-up, undercover informant against New York's Colombo and Lucchese Mafia Families in exchange for a fresh start in life. Given the codename ?Breakshot? by the FBI, Gallo risked his life to send some of the most dangerous criminals in America to jail?in the process participating in one botched Mafia hit, narrowly escaping a Mafia attempt on his own life, and earning two contracts on his head. Breakshot includes Gallo's redemption as a legitimate businessman and an enthusiastic crime fighter who works to put Mafia bosses, capos, and soldiers in jail and to solve the decades-old, cold- case murders of his friends and enemies.
Title: Breakshot: A Life in the 21st Century ...
Publisher: Phoenix Books
Book Condition: New
Book Description Phoenix Books, 2009. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP23734232
Book Description Phoenix Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2732716756
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Book Description Phoenix Books, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This is a former library book with library stickers and stamps. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001436179
Book Description Phoenix Books. Book Condition: Good. Hardcover This item shows wear from consistent use but remains in good readable condition. It may have marks on or in it, and may show other signs of previous use or shelf wear. May have minor creases or signs of wear on dust jacket. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # T-02-0931