By T. J. English
During the overdue eighties and nineties, a gang of younger Asian refugees minimize a bloody swath via New York's Chinatown. They have been the misplaced kids of the Vietnam warfare, severed from their households via violence and forged adrift in a wierd land.
Banding jointly below the management of a megalomaniacal younger psychopath, David Thai, they took their identify from a slogan that they had visible on helicopters and the helmets of U.S. infantrymen: "Born to Kill."
For a decade their empire used to be unassailable, equipped on a origin of worry, ruthlessness, and unbelievable brutality—until one brave gang brother helped carry it down from the inside.
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He did not expect Escobar to be taken alive again. The president paced the room furiously as he spoke. Busby was used to the president's temper. He admired Gaviria's courage, campaigning for president in defiance of Escobar's threats, but he did not find Gaviria a charismatic man. There was little about Gaviria that seemed presidential, Busby believed, even though he was almost classically handsome, with his dark hair and strong chin. Both Busby and Wagner, the CIA man, saw Gaviria and the others in his administration as pleasant, well-educated, idealistic and hopelessly naive in their polite upper-middle-class ways.
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