By Jerry Langton

Prepared crime in Canada has lengthy been ruled via the Hells Angels and their pals within the Rizzuto crime family members. through the years, they've got introduced many road gangs into their alliance, so much significantly the Indian Posse, many units of the Crips, the self sustaining infantrymen and the crimson Scorpions. the major to their allegiance is that, via quite a few resources, the Hells Angels and the Rizzutos may well continuously get the commodities--marijuana, cocaine, meth, ecstasy, funds, steroids, women--that fed equipped crime. yet their strong-arm strategies have continually created an opposition--the Cotroni relatives, the Musitanos, the Outlaws, the Bandidos, the Rock Machine--all much less common names to Canadians. And the competition is now status as much as the stalwar Canadian kingpins. Canada's crime households, bikers and early life gangs are raging a conflict for supremacy throughout Canada, and sometimes blameless Canadians get within the method. In chilly warfare, bestselling writer Jerry Langton writes the background of the rivalries, the present tensions and the build-up of anti-Hells Angels/Rizzuto family members forces in Canada. In remarkable aspect, Langton outlines the danger and the fallout of Canada's true-crime chilly conflict.

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