The Fat Mexican

Author: Alex Caine

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 324

View: 904

The compelling story of the rise and rule of one of the world's most feared outlaw motorcycle gangs - in the bestselling tradition of Dead Man Running and The Brotherhoods.

My Best Short Stories

eBook Edition

Author: Stephen Crane

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 788

View: 735

This edition contains a wealth of Stepen Crane's best and most important short stories. Here comes an excerpt of the contents: The Open Boat A Man And Some Others The Bride Comes To Yellow Sky The Wise Men The Five White Mice Flanagan And His Short Filibustering Adventure Horses Death And The Child An Experiment In Misery The Men In The Storm The Duel That Was Not Fought An Ominous Baby A Great Mistake An Eloquence Of Grief The Auction The Pace Of Youth A Detail The Monster The Blue Hotel His New Mittens The Angel Child Lynx-Hunting The Lover And The Telltale "Showin' Off" Making An Orator Shame The Carriage-Lamps The Knife The Stove The Trial, Execution, And Burial Of Homer Phelps The Fight The City Urchin And The Chaste Villagers A Little Pilgrimage The Reluctant Voyagers The Kicking Twelfth The Upturned Face. The Shrapnel Of Their Friends. "And If He Wills, We Must Die." ...

Storming Las Vegas

How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and $3 Million

Author: John Huddy

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

View: 421

“In my world, you are either the hunter or the prey, and I am the hunter. Vegas was my prey. I tell my crew: Vegas makes it, Vigoa takes it.” –Jose Vigoa[pg. 37] When it comes to violent crime, the Las Vegas cops and casino owners thought they had seen it all. But they had never witnessed anything like Jose Vigoa. Born in Cuba, a child of Fidel Castro’s revolution, Vigoa used his quick wits and quicker fists to trade a life of poverty and desperation for one of danger and adventure as a Soviet-trained special forces officer. Battle hardened in the killing fields of Afghanistan and Angola, Vigoa won a reputation for toughness, bravery, and coolness under fire. A brilliant military career lay ahead of him. Then, in 1980, Castro opened Cuba’s floodgates in the Mariel boatlift, and Vigoa, like so many of his countrymen and -women, braved chaos and hardship to start a new life in America’s promised land. But involvement with the drug trade brought his dreams crashing down. Years of prison followed. On his release, Vigoa was determined to take revenge on what he perceived as the corrupt power structure of Las Vegas. On September 20, 1998, the former Spetsnaz lieutenant launched what would be the most audacious and ruthless series of high-profile casino and armored car robberies that Las Vegas had ever seen. In a brazen sixteen-month-long reign of terror, he and his tightly disciplined crew would hit the crème de la crème of Vegas hotels: the MGM, the Desert Inn, the New York-New York, the Mandalay Bay, and the Bellagio. They struck hard and fast, then vanished without a trace. Millions of dollars were stolen. Two brave men were gunned down in cold blood; others were wounded. And yet the robberies were so well planned and executed that the police–“the stupids,” as Vigoa contemptuously referred to them–were all but helpless. Not Lt. John Alamshaw. The twenty-three-year veteran, in charge of robbery detectives, was not giving up so easily. For him, Vigoa’s rampage was a personal affront. And he would do whatever it took, even risk his badge, to bring Vigao down. With exclusive access to all the major players, including Vigoa and Alamshaw, veteran journalist and network producer John Huddy is the perfect man to tell the gripping never-before-told story of this harrowing true-crime drama that will leave readers breathless. From the Hardcover edition.

Prose and Poetry

Author: Stephen Crane

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1379

View: 212

Crane's complete novels are accompanied by his poetry and, arranged by place and time, his short stories, sketches and newspaper articles

The Vengeance Trail

Author: Steve Hailes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 577

In February, 1848, the war with Mexico ended. Terms of that treaty ceded most of the southwest of the North American continent to the United States. Shortly after, rumors of gold in California began to filter back to the United States. Many of the men who fought in the Mexican War began to drift south with dreams of fabulous wealth. Many of them came along the Gila River Trail from Texas Most came to work hard. Others decided to capitalize on the hard work of others. Still others brought west with them quarrels from the east that could only end in violence and death.

All in the Game Part Two

Part of the Masters of the Game Series

Author: Julius X

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 693

Hotlanta is on fire as a war between the mighty COALITION, led by KING Don Juan Jermarco Hicks goes head to head with the TRUE TO IT POSSE boyz and the MACK, T-MIKE HOLMES! The BIG DOG vice squad takes a nasty bite out of crime by robbing the dope boys and killing their competition; while Cartel drug lord Chacon makes a daring escape from a Federal lock down facility! 120 million dollars is in the pot, and two tons of raw cocaine are on the move in a race to Mexico and back via the Louisiana Bayou. The hustlers are heartless; the streets are grimey and the cops are out for revenge!!! Play it hard! Or die even harder! Its ALL IN THE GAME!

NOGALES

A MEMOIR OF COURAGE, SURVIVAL, AND ESCAPE

Author: Stephen Wilson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

View: 960

Steve and Bob thought they had found paradise in the small Indian village located in the lush jungle mountains of Michoacan, Mexico. Steve also discovered Pati, a dark-eyed Indian beauty and he was at peace until the soldiers came on a June morning in 1973. In an instant, Steve and Bob's life would take a very dangerous turn. They were captured, tortured, and held in some of Mexico's worst prisons. There would be no judge, no jury, and no trial. Brought to the edge of despair, they endured prison riots, starvation, and horrible living conditions. They survived only through their friendship and a much needed sense of humor. When they are informed by a sympathetic guard that Steve is to be killed, it is time to formulate a desperate plan to be free or die trying.

The One Percenter Encyclopedia

The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite

Author: Bill Hayes

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 741

Ever wonder how the Hells Angels got their name? Ever wonder about that little demonic critter on the Pagan’s patch? Ever wonder about the local one-percenter motorcycle club that hangs out at the corner bar? The One-Percenter Encyclopedia answers these questions and many more. Featuring concise entries that include information on founding chapters, founding dates, number of chapters, number of members, and club biography, this book covers all the major clubs—Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, Mongols, Vagos—as well as lesser-known clubs from around the world.