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By Julia Reynolds

the town of Salinas, California, is the birthplace of John Steinbeck and the atmosphere for his epic masterpiece East of Eden, however it can also be the house of Nuestra Familia, essentially the most violent gangs within the usa. Born within the prisons of California within the overdue Sixties, Nuestra Familia accelerated to regulate drug trafficking and extortion operations during the northern 1/2 the kingdom, and left a path of our bodies in its wake. Award-winning journalist Julia Reynolds tells the gang's tale from the interior out, following younger women and men as they look for a brand new type of family members, quests that typically bring about homicide and betrayal. Blood within the Fields additionally files the background of Operation Black Widow, the FBI's questionable decade-long attempt to dismantle the Nuestra Familia, besides its compromised informants and the turf wars it created with neighborhood legislation enforcement agencies. Reynolds makes use of her unparalleled entry to gang contributors, either out and in of felony, in addition to undercover twine faucets, depositions, and court docket files to weave a gripping, finished background of this brutal legal association and the lives it destroyed.

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