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  • Paperback: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Monarch Books; 1st edition (September 20, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854243284
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854243287
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 4.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,030,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Jenkins on January 27, 2011
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There are a number of titles that proclaim the gospel of redemption and yet spend as more time glorifying the gangster life than offering solutions. This hard to find title isn't one of them. Art demonstrates a keen understanding of the factors that make gang membership and criminal activity so appealing to so many young men and women. He clearly illustrates the connection between the absence of economic opportunity, unstable family and community conditions, and personal insecurity in drawing people into the life of a criminal and or drug addict. There are a number of key observations the author makes throughout that reveal his passion for changing the mentality of those whom this book is crafted to attract. He is open and honest about his own frailties and shortcomings. He is also very convincing in expressing his regrets. If you are looking for a book that drops names this isn't for you. But if you are interested in reading a heart felt account of total redemption, I strongly encourage you to track down a copy of Blood In, Blood Out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By V. Heredia on June 5, 2010
excellent reading just cant say good enough things about this book a must read for those looking for a way out of chaos and madness
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bobby Castillo on October 30, 2012
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As a former member of the Mexican Mafia I can say that this is a great book. It shows the power of the lord in how he can transform the baddest of the bad. I would hope that people who read this book will also check out the web site thugexposed.com to see other Mexican Mafia members who came to the lord. Thank you Art for being brave enough to write this book.
Bobby Castillo
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By drea on December 28, 2003
The book is written in easy to understand format, as well as entertaining. It's a read you won't want to put down till your finished. From the humble beginnings of a inner city youth, misguided and seemingly not cared for, to a man full of pride, a hardened prison gang member, and assassin you get the feel that although this man has made choices through out his ife contrary to a moral way of living, God has had a watchful eye on him. All that crime, and evil hearted ways depicted in the pages of this book they are in a sense turned around and used for God's glory as testimony of the life changing power of Jesus Christ as Mr. Blajos' saivour. "Be for real" is motto Art has assigned himself to both in the ways of the world and as a humble man of God with a servants heart.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jayro sanchez on May 4, 2012
Miklo a Mexican man who before coming to live with his cousins, attacked his father. Miklo has a Mexican accent however, his appearance (fair skin, blonde hair and blue eyes) It has also earned him the nickname "Milkweed.On his return from las vegas, nevada, Miklo visits his mother, then goes to stay with his two cousins Paco and Cruz . While talking to his cousin Cruz about getting into the gang, his other cousin Paco tells him that he can't because of the way he looks. Miklo then proves himself worthy for the gang when he performs an attack on a rival gang (tres puntos). His assault earns him a placa, a tattoo as a token of his membership in the Vatos Locos mate street gang.The Tres Puntos gang soon takes revenge by attacking Cruz, and damaging his back for life. When Vatos Locos learn of the attack, they perform a well planned counterattack ending dramatically with the murder of the rival gang's leader, "Spider". Miklo has been shot by Spider before killing him and while Paco tries to get Miklo to the hospital, he and the other Vatos Locos end up being chased by the police. the other Vatos Locos gangmembers escape before getting arrested, but Miklo and Paco are apprehended by the police and are arrested.Miklo is sent to San Quentin State Prison for violating his probation, Paco volunteers for military service in the United States Marine Corps, and Cruz continues his passion for art. He also becomes a heroin addict due to the recurring back pain.Paco becomes an L.A.P.D. narcotics detective after leaving the Marine Corps
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