“I am, or have been, a certified Grateful Dead freak; I don’t know how many Dead concerts I’ve attended, but it has to be more than 25, which for this record addict is a record. What’s more, I never made a conscious decision to lay off."
Nicky Louie is the leader of the Ghost Shadows, Chinatown’s most powerful youth gang. Every night, he paces Mott Street, wary of incursions from the White Eagles and the Flying Dragons, rival gangs. At stake is affiliation with Chinatown’s richest tong, the On Leong.
“It will take more than a few gambling raids to shake the historical forces at work in Chinatown today. The Mott Street gangs are back. This is the story of who controls that street, and how they got there.”