The Black Hand - Chris Blatchford

The Black Hand

By Chris Blatchford

  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 510 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.



  • 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.
  • Seeing into the future!

    By Dr.Phil714
    This is a great book loved it! I grew up going the same way but fate was different for me early on thanks to my mother witch made a big move to change my life. Seeing into the future that is what I saw in this book if I never had made the change early on in my life.... I really was blind and can relate to Rene growing up in Santa Ana CA in the late 80's early 90's . When I was reading this book is like if I saw myself being him those early years in his life the rest was just a "this could of been me" but I'm glad I wasn't. I got chills every chapter I read it was intense because it's a real . My fav line is "I was scared every time I was going to wack someone. Who ever says they are not ,there lying".
  • Wow!

    By MoexMoe
    What a read...Many people have labeled him a rat and such. In reading the book and seeing all the chaos and carnage he caused, planned and partook in I don't blame him for dropping out.