The Black Hand - Chris Blatchford

The Black Hand

By Chris Blatchford

  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 599 Ratings


THE BLACK HAND is the true story of Rene Enriquez, aka "Boxer," and his rise in a secret criminal organization, a new Mafia, that already has a grip on all organized crime in California and soon all of the United States. This Mafia is using a base army of an estimated 60,000 heavily armed, loyal Latino gang members, called Surenos, driven by fear and illicit profits. They are the most dangerous gang in American history and they wave the flag of the Black Hand.

Mafioso Enriquez gives an insiderβ€²s view of how he devoted his life to the cause--the Mexican Mafia, La Familia Mexicana, also known as La Eme--only to find betrayal and disillusionment at the end of a bloody trail of violence that he followed for two decades.

And now, award-winning investigative journalist Chris Blatchford, with the unprecedented cooperation of Rene Enriquez, reveals the inner workings, secret meetings, and elaborate murder plots that make up the daily routine of the Mafia brothers. It is an intense, never-before-told story of a man who devoted his life to a bloody cause only to find betrayal and disillusionment.

Based on years of research and investigation, Chris Blatchford has delivered a historic narrative of a nefarious organization that will go down as a classic in mob literature.


  • Better than a movie because it’s real life.

    By Willysinsurance
    πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Gut wrenching, intense, gory, raw & 100% authentic.
  • Good Read

    It’s not death that should be feared. Its what comes after. God Bless the families who all have lost their loved ones to these devil disciples. God will execute righteous judgement and He will have the last word.
  • Great book!

    By πŸ”₯Taking all fadesπŸ‘ŠπŸΏπŸ‡²πŸ‡½
    Great book! I hope Rene finds peace. This book literally takes you into a dark and evil world, makes you feel like your actually there! I wish I could write to him and let him know how proud I am of him and that he’s not alone. What he has lived is Extremely difficult and the choice to drop out was even harder.
  • Awesome

    By Aiden5431
  • The black hand

    By RoseCityBabe503
    Great book
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    By OG TENSE 1
    One of the best books I ever read.. Amazing detail
  • Great Book

    By Vuzilla
    I hope Rene continues to redeem himself. God bless brother.
  • Great book

    By OGPVPfan
    Must read book
  • Amazing

    By Laloolaloo
    It's a good book for someone that has some knowledge of la gangs or lived in the hood.