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The Dragonhead: The Godfather of Chinese Crime--His Rise and Fall By John Sack,

  • Title: The Dragonhead: The Godfather of Chinese Crime--His Rise and Fall
  • Author: John Sack
  • ISBN: 9780609603536
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Distinguished journalist John Sack spent twelve years fearlessly shadowing and befriending the most powerful crime lord in the Chinese Mafia Now he tells the true, unfictionalized story of mob legend Johnny Kon the Dragonhead The Chinese Mafia has always been a mystery to both law enforcement and the media part of an unapproachable and unfathomable conglomeration of secDistinguished journalist John Sack spent twelve years fearlessly shadowing and befriending the most powerful crime lord in the Chinese Mafia Now he tells the true, unfictionalized story of mob legend Johnny Kon the Dragonhead The Chinese Mafia has always been a mystery to both law enforcement and the media part of an unapproachable and unfathomable conglomeration of secret societies operating worldwide To this day, though, police and prosecutors insist that Johnny Kon s own secret organization the Big Circle is public enemy number one Now, in a triumph of literary journalism, John Sack introduces us to this secret world and its top criminal mastermind, reporting from the homes, hotel rooms, crime scenes, and jail cells of Johnny and his gang, all reported with their full cooperation It is a journalistic coup.From Kon s escape from poverty in China and his golden years as a smuggler during the Vietnam War, The Dragonhead traces Johnny s rapid rise to power and chronicles the growth of his heroin cartel, as it smuggles a billion dollars worth of drugs into the United States With astonishing savvy, Sack reveals the humanity behind the previously impenetrable wall of the Chinese and American underworlds, rife with shocking crimes, bound by unforgiving codes of honor At once a loyal husband and father and a ruthless crime boss, Johnny Kon is by turns fascinating and repellent, but ultimately unforgettable.
    The Dragonhead The Godfather of Chinese Crime His Rise and Fall Distinguished journalist John Sack spent twelve years fearlessly shadowing and befriending the most powerful crime lord in the Chinese Mafia Now he tells the true unfictionalized story of mob legend

    One thought on “The Dragonhead: The Godfather of Chinese Crime--His Rise and Fall”

    1. I really enjoyed this book The story was very vivid and you could tell that John Sack really worked hard to get his information for this biography As I was reading the Sources section in the back he even went as far as to watch a watch store robbery that he was invited to by the Chinese gangsters he looked to for information The book is very detailed and captivating It is suspenseful almost to the point as if you think you re the crime boss and you have to watch out for the cops and rival gangs [...]

    2. This book was written by a man who spent ten years with the gangsters he writes about It is a tale of a Chinese man who disobeys his father and ends up very, very rich Alas, he does it by doing the very illegal things his father made him promise he d never do It s very illuminating about how dirty and evil drugs lords really are, even if Johnny Kon is a somewhat likable person If you like true crime and love to find out how the underworld does things, then read this book and take warning.

    3. interesting book, but I think the writing style made it difficult to follow At times it was like reading a biography while others it was narrative Would have been nice to have seen the book broken down into different stages of his life to make it easier to follow.

    4. An entertaining book However, there is little in the way of references making this book a cross between a novel and a documentary.

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