White Devil: The True Story of the First White Asian Crime

White Devil: The True Story of the First White Asian Crime

White Devil: The True Story of the First White Asian Crime Boss [Read] ➭ White Devil: The True Story of the First White Asian Crime Boss By Bob Halloran – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The amazing true story of the only white man to rise to the top of the Chinese mafiaIn August , Bac Guai John Willis, also known as the White Devil because of his notorious ferocity, was sentenced to The amazing true story of the only The True ePUB ↠ white man to rise to the top of the Chinese mafiaIn August , Bac Guai John Willis, also known as the White Devil because of his notorious ferocity, was sentenced toyears for drug trafficking White Devil: MOBI :Ú and money laundering Willis, according to prosecutors, was the kingpin, organizer and leader of a vast conspiracy, all within the legendarily insular and vicious Chinese mafiaIt started when John Willis wasyears old his life seemed hopeless His father had abandoned his family Devil: The True ePUB ☆ years earlier, his older brother had just died of a heart attack, and his mother was dying John was alone, sleeping on the floor of his deceased brother s home Desperate, John reached out to Woping, a young Chinese man Willis had rescued from a bar fight weeks before Woping literally picks him up off the street, taking him home to live among his own brothers and sisters Soon, Willis is accompanying Woping to meet his Chinese mobster friends, and starts working for them Journalist Bob Halloran tells the tale of John Willis, aka White Devil, the only white man to ever rise through the ranks in the Chinese mafia Willis began as an enforcer, riding around with other gang members to encourage people to pay their debts He soon graduated to even dangerous work as a full fledged gang member, barely escaping with his life on several occasionsAs a white man navigating an otherwise exclusively Asian world, Willis was at first an interesting anomaly, but his ruthless devotion to his adopted culture eventually led to him emerging as a leader He organized his own gang of co conspirators and began an extremely lucrative criminal venture selling tens of thousands of oxycodone pills A year long FBI investigation brought him down, and John pleaded guilty to save the love of his life from prosecution He has no regrets White Devil explores the workings of the Chinese mafia, and he speaks frankly about his relationships with other gang members, the crimes he committed, and why he ll never rat out any of his brothers to the copsTold to Halloran from Willis s prison cell, White Devil is a shocking portrait of a man who was allowed access into a secret world, and who is paying the price for his hardened life.


10 thoughts on “White Devil: The True Story of the First White Asian Crime Boss

  1. Charlotte Clymer Charlotte Clymer says:

    I found this book through iBook s Featured section, and although somewhat skeptical, I took a chance.Don t take a chance It s not awful, but it s certainly subpar The target audience for this book, I imagine, are young white males who crave validation The entire narrative of John Willis, touted as the first White Asian crime boss , is thoroughly eye rolling and unworthy of your precious time It centers on showing how a white guy steamrolled through the Asian gangs of Boston s Chinatown an I found this book through iBook s Featured section, and although somewhat skeptical, I took a chance.Don t take a chance It s not awful, but it s certainly subpar The target audience for this book, I imagine, are young white males who crave validation The entire narrative of John Willis, touted as the first White Asian crime boss , is thoroughly eye rolling and unworthy of your precious time It centers on showing how a white guy steamrolled through the Asian gangs of Boston s Chinatown and dominated the scene It will be extremely popular among white men with an Asian fetish who have no issue exploiting other cultures and long for tales of other white men who prove themselves in front of men of color and lead them I have no problem believing John Willis exists, and if this were a purely journalistic take on Boston Chinatown gangs, it might be halfway decent, but the thrust of the narrative, even with the common anecdotes on Chinese culture, seems to perpetuate, even if unknowingly, the fever dream of a white man dominating wherever he goes It s ridiculous One star


  2. Marie Marie says:

    Excellent true crime novel


  3. Ann Mckenzie mccarron Ann Mckenzie mccarron says:

    I was excited to read this book as I m from Boston actually Dorchester where the subject was from generally enjoy books set locally I also thought it was really fascinating that a white kid rose to power in Asian mob I found the writing to monotonous It seemed to really just be a relaying of facts The subject was not made to seem I interesting at all A lot of repetitive description Wouldn t recommend I was excited to read this book as I m from Boston actually Dorchester where the subject was from generally enjoy books set locally I also thought it was really fascinating that a white kid rose to power in Asian mob I found the writing to monotonous It seemed to really just be a relaying of facts The subject was not made to seem I interesting at all A lot of repetitive description Wouldn t recommend


  4. Brando Brando says:

    Fun read very fast pace.If he hadn t been caught this story would never had been known.So unbelievable, it is funny and violent.


  5. Stephen White Stephen White says:

    Decent criminal biopic misleading titleStory starts out interesting showing Willis introduction and acceptance into the Chinatown underworld but, contrary to the title, he never comes to any great position of leadership in any of the Asian gangs The only thing Willis comes to lead is a prescription narcotics diversion ring made up entirely of white guys During which time, Willis seems to have little, to no, interaction with the Asian gangs.Also there s so much written about Willis seemingly Decent criminal biopic misleading titleStory starts out interesting showing Willis introduction and acceptance into the Chinatown underworld but, contrary to the title, he never comes to any great position of leadership in any of the Asian gangs The only thing Willis comes to lead is a prescription narcotics diversion ring made up entirely of white guys During which time, Willis seems to have little, to no, interaction with the Asian gangs.Also there s so much written about Willis seemingly contradictory personality and psychology and, while the author does a fair job describing him, he must reiterate the same points 10 different times throughout the book At the end of the many painstaking explanations of his motivations and rationalizations, I was left thinking the author seemed to think Willis wasunique than he was


  6. Alina Alina says:

    An interesting look at an outsider who managed to work his way in the ranks of the Chinese Mafia in Boston throughout the 90 s.Calling it White Devil seems a bit baity as the main subject of this novel says he was never called that Instead of just telling the story of his subject, the author seems to interject his own opinions of what the subject should have done Hindsight is 20 20 but not needed in this case when telling a man s story that felt at the age of 16, he had no good prospects a An interesting look at an outsider who managed to work his way in the ranks of the Chinese Mafia in Boston throughout the 90 s.Calling it White Devil seems a bit baity as the main subject of this novel says he was never called that Instead of just telling the story of his subject, the author seems to interject his own opinions of what the subject should have done Hindsight is 20 20 but not needed in this case when telling a man s story that felt at the age of 16, he had no good prospects and the only way to survive was to take care of himself through criminal means when he felt he was rejected and abandoned by his own flesh and blood No excuses for his criminal life, but at least the subject seems to take full responsibility for his way of life and recognizes his faults.A good book to kill time with


  7. weylin babington weylin babington says:

    Entertaining ReadThis is an entertaining read, but I think what holds this book back the most is it s brevity The descriptions and interviews just lack enough depth and detail for me as the reader to feel fully immersed.


  8. Elite Group Elite Group says:

    A nonfiction account of a white man s rise to the top of the Chinese Mafia.John Willis is an American mobster who became part of the Chinese Mafia in Boston and New York In 2013 he was sentenced to 20 years in jail for drug trafficking and money laundering and is not due to be released until at least 2028.Bob Halloran, the author, is a news and sports anchor at a television station in Boston and in 2014 was granted access to John Willis and spent in total 7 hours with him discussing his life H A nonfiction account of a white man s rise to the top of the Chinese Mafia.John Willis is an American mobster who became part of the Chinese Mafia in Boston and New York In 2013 he was sentenced to 20 years in jail for drug trafficking and money laundering and is not due to be released until at least 2028.Bob Halloran, the author, is a news and sports anchor at a television station in Boston and in 2014 was granted access to John Willis and spent in total 7 hours with him discussing his life He then, after diligent research and interviews with John s girlfriend, family members, a gang member and the FBI has written this account of a story that started when John was 16 and became an orphan.John was working as a bouncer in a bar in Boston frequented by members of the Chinese criminal fraternity when he rescues a young Chinese man, Woping, from a bar fight and is given a card with a telephone number written on it and told to call if he is ever in need John with no money and nowhere to stay, calls the number and is taken to a home occupied by the Chinese gang Ping On Soon he becomes an enforcer encouraging people to pay their debts in Boston, is sent to New York as a bodyguard to a Chinese gangster where he learns to speak Chinese This is a crucial factor to help him rise within the Chinese organized crime hierarchy and whilst working again in Boston for a gangster named Bai Ming a series of fights ends up with Bai Ming becoming the most important gangster left standing and John as his second in command also rising speedily up the ranks.The book describes the various events happening throughout John s life of crime I enjoyed the early years, how John became involved in the Chinese Mafia and how he rose through the ranks but I have only given the book as a whole two stars for two reasons Although I appreciate the fact that Asian names are confusing to me, it did become very difficult to follow all the characters some of whom I am not sure needed to be mentioned and it did detract from understanding the main character and what prompted him to do what he did.The other problem that I had was that the author is only able to relate incidents as told to him by John and some of the actions just do not ring true The author actually asks point blank if John had killed anyone and he replies I can t answer that I find it hard to believe that John has never murdered anyone when you read the whole book and this makes the story not quite honest We are only seeing things that John wants us to see and at times the author also puts in his own thoughts that detract from the main story.This book would certainly be worth reading for anyone interested in the subject matter but it is not my type of novel I understand a film is being made based on this book which l certainly might consider seeing DexterBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review


  9. Linda Donohue Linda Donohue says:

    I won t repeat the story, others have done that I thought John Willis s life took some interesting turns to get him where he is today The Chinese mafia took in a white teenager who had no where else to go You have to give them credit for that I felt the book was well written other than it dragged a bit toward the end It was a fast read It exposed me to a life I am not at all familiar with other than The Godfather which validates existing in most cultures I received this book as a Good R I won t repeat the story, others have done that I thought John Willis s life took some interesting turns to get him where he is today The Chinese mafia took in a white teenager who had no where else to go You have to give them credit for that I felt the book was well written other than it dragged a bit toward the end It was a fast read It exposed me to a life I am not at all familiar with other than The Godfather which validates existing in most cultures I received this book as a Good Reads giveaway I thank the author and publisher for sharing it


  10. Emily Emily says:

    This book was horribly written and researched It felt like a rush job, and barely scratched the surface of the motivations and personalities of those involved A huge disappointment as the subject matter is very intriguing.


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