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.”
“The belief that nothing in the universe happens by chance strikes me as essentially theological. Trilateral Committee, Rockefeller, God, Satan, Reverend Moon — it’s all the same kettle of Prime Movers to me.”
“The paragons of excellence we got stuck with were the nark look-alikes Ford and Mantle. Now they call them Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and paint them lovable, but they still could ruin a pot party. They’re so blond.”