BLOOD IN THE FIELDS: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang
Edition: First printing.
Chicago: Chicago Review Press, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "The city of Salinas, California, is the birthplace of John Steinbeck and the setting for his epic masterpiece East of Eden, but it is also the home of Nuestra Familia, one of the most violent gangs in the United States. Born in the prisons of California in the late 1960s, Nuestra Familia expanded to control drug trafficking and extortion operations throughout the northern half of the state, and left a trail of bodies in its wake. . . . [this book] documents the history of Operation Black Widow, the FBIs questionable decade-long effort to dismantle the Nuestra Familia, along with its compromised informants and the turf wars it created with local law enforcement agencies. Reynolds uses her unprecedented access to gang members, both in and out of prison, as well as undercover wire taps, depositions, and court documents to weave a gripping, comprehensive history of this brutal criminal organization and the lives it destroyed." SIGNED on the half title page. Source notes, index. xxvii, 338 pp. ISBN: 978-1613749692.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)