Breakshot: A Life in the 21st Century American Mafia

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 30, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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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.

 

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Nothing gets held back in Breakshot as Kenny “Kenji” Gallo provides readers with an unsettling, honest, straight-forward, un-censored version of life in the Mafia. It’s not glorified. It’s not cool ... Read full review

Contents

Sunday Sauce with Uncle Manny
1
A Man of Evil Reputation
19
Officer Jerry
60
Big Mike
84
Clyde
123
Genesis
160
The Porno Mafia
196
The Jujutsu Gangster
232
Tissues Issues
289
Requiem for Fat Herbie and Kenji
347
In on the Scores Out on the Beefs
394
The Impotent Don
424
POSTSCRIPT2010
493
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