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by Matthew Randazzo,Kenny Gallo

ePub Breakshot: A Life in the 21st Century American Mafia (Pocket Books True Crime) download
Author:
Matthew Randazzo,Kenny Gallo
ISBN13:
978-1439195833
ISBN:
1439195838
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Publisher:
Pocket Star; Reprint edition (November 30, 2010)
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Professionals & Academics
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Rating:
4.7
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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.

Breakshot: A Life in the. has been added to your Cart. Breakshot is one of the most entertaining crime non fiction books I have read. Gallo takes a lie detector test at the end of the book and passes to prove that all the stories are real and factual. One person found this helpful. Reads like a true life GRAND THEFT AUTO game come to life. Kenny Gallo is a Gen Ex'er asian-american thug from Los Angeles who somehow survives the cocaine wars of the 80's, becomes a porn producer, and then at the end becomes NYC mafia associate.

Kenny Gallo is a Gen Ex'er asian-american thug from Los Angeles who somehow survives the cocaine wars . I bought this book because it dealt with a time in a crazy time(the drug crazed OC in the late seventies and eighties) in my local community that I survived

Kenny Gallo is a Gen Ex'er asian-american thug from Los Angeles who somehow survives the cocaine wars of the 80's, becomes a porn producer, and then at the end becomes NYC mafia associate. He has unique storytelling ability that is both funny and scary at the same time. Gallo never sugar coats his story or makes himself appear to be more important then is (usually the shortcoming of Mafia books - See Henry Hill in WiseGuy). I bought this book because it dealt with a time in a crazy time(the drug crazed OC in the late seventies and eighties) in my local community that I survived. I slightly knew some of the people involved so it was interesting to read about it.

Breakshot: A Life in the 21st Century American Mafia is a memoir by Kenny "Kenji" Gallo, a former associate of the Colombo and the Milano Crime Family. Breakshot: A Life in the 21st Century American Mafia is a memoir by Kenny "Kenji" Gallo, A Japanese American who grew up in Orange County California.

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. One of the top cocaine smugglers on the West Coast" in the words of journalist Luke Ford, Gallo led his own crime family, which was aligned with Pablo Escobar's MedellAn drug cartel, owned his own nightclub, produced porn movies, and was arrested for the murder of his own best frienda?all before he could legally drink

Matthew Randazzo V (born March 13, 1984) is an American true crime writer and .

Matthew Randazzo V (born March 13, 1984) is an American true crime writer and historian originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, who currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. Randazzo is of Sicilian-American, Isleño and Cajun descent. He is the author of Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit & The Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry (2008).

Gallo graduated to life as a jet-setting playboy thug, refining his gangster style under Mafia legends, marrying a legendary .

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. 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.

Released on August 1, 2009 by Phoenix Books, Breakshot tells the n story of how a. .

Released on August 1, 2009 by Phoenix Books, Breakshot tells the n story of how a Japanese-American private school kid from ritzy Orange County, California, became a jet-setting playboy gangster who made millions with Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel, Los Angeles’ Milano Mafia Family, and New York’s Lucchese and Colombo Mafia Families - before turning his life. around by signing on with the FBI as undercover operative against organized crime.

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 is one of the most entertaining crime non fiction books I have read. Reads like a true life GRAND THEFT AUTO game come to life. Kenny Gallo is a Gen Ex'er asian-american thug from Los Angeles who somehow survives the cocaine wars of the 80's, becomes a porn producer, and then at the end becomes NYC mafia associate. He has unique storytelling ability that is both funny and scary at the same time

    Gallo never sugar coats his story or makes himself appear to be more important then is (usually the shortcoming of Mafia books - See Henry Hill in WiseGuy).

    If your fan of crime books, GTA video games, or the porn industry, this book is a must read. After reading this book, read Michael Franzese's Book Quitting the Mob as a companion piece since some of the same figures appear in both books.

    There is really one funny story after another. Including one where he goes to UTAH to collect payment from a high class hooker hiding out in her parents house. LOL!

    Gallo takes a lie detector test at the end of the book and passes to prove that all the stories are real and factual.

  • This was a really good book, I enjoyed the stories and have to admire the author for his level of competence as a 17 year old drug kingpin.

    Hope he continues to work with at-risk kids and that he is permitted by Providence to die a natural death at a ripe old age. The world needs more people like Kenny "Kenji" Gallo.

  • Not crazy over this book at all.Maybe it was the narcissistic attitude of the subject/author. A zebra does not change it's stripes which I believe in this case.I think I am kind in giving it 2 stars.

  • This reads like a madman is writing it. A big bad ass that had links with the cosa nostra (notice I no longer use Capitals on the name, it has lost its shine, that's for sure) and terrorized any one one on his path if he deemed necessary, which he most always did. Corroborated by multiple polygraphs, his story is authenticated by such controlling powers. Like me saying this is the best and having an agency test my words for validity and then given me the seal of approval. Everything is Hollywood these days and no one is immune from "Going Hollywood" (Supertramp) and so his story unfolds at a rapid pace right until the moment where incredulity starts showing its doubtful face. Corrupted Irvine narcotic officer (believable), hanging around with capos of different mafia families (take it with a grain of salt these days), porno entrepreneur, rubbing elbows with the black widow of the cocaine traffickers, the famous Imelda who ended in Irvine at one time, when most doors in this great country started closing on her type, violent violent nature with a giggling twist (part enjoyment, part uncontrollable according to the tale), the book thrives in shock value.
    Interesting never the less for one can tell right away this guy is not typical in any way, shape or form. The Orange County period in which he earned his reputation included bombs, shootings and countless beatdowns, all told with the assurance and flamboyance of someone with confidence and panache. He sure exhibits a knack for describing things to a hilt, a take no prisoner type account that the reader must determine how much percentage is true and how much comes from the fertile mind of the author.
    Now he walks free and is indeed kind of a luminary of sorts. I enjoyed the first part but found the later chapters a little more boring to my taste and that is when I started having my doubts. Still, great effort has gone into editing this book to a fine edge. Included are photos and overall one ends up liking his crazy psycho personality a little more. I like non fiction but the good ones are hard to come by, all the rest are in between readable and not.
    The world he describes is out of a movie production, the great smugglings, the connections, the money, the violence, all you need is to take it to the screen. Separating fact from fiction is a rather difficult task, one that I do not want to even pretend I can or would want to do, so 3 Stars from my perspective for Breakshot. I did skip a few pages here and there once I realized that it had lost some of its steam.

  • Boring book about how cool a guy thinks he is.

  • The book was a little more roughed up than the description. However, there werent any markings and the book is still very much readable. I'm enjoying every second of this book! A great read and refreshing to look at pages and not a screen for once (kindles etc) ...and this is coming from a 28 y.o. ;)

  • I bought this book because it dealt with a time in a crazy time(the drug crazed OC in the late seventies and eighties) in my local community that I survived. I slightly knew some of the people involved so it was interesting to read about it. That said, this is a piece largely of fiction and reads like a cheap supermarket action novel for hormone charged pubescent mail. In other words a male bodice ripper. If this guy did 10 % of the stuff he boasts about he should have been dead or in prison long ago. Take it for what it's worth. If you lived the OC party scene back in the day it might make some good bathroom reading but other than that don't bother.

  • Great read about A half Italian/ jap who finds him self working with the Italian mafia in NYC and Cali. Who comes to realize there all scumbags .