“The Snakehead reads like a Chinese-American version of The Sopranos.” —Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side
The Snakehead is a panoramic tale of international intrigue and a dramatic portrait of the underground economy in which America’s twelve million illegal immigrants live. Based on hundreds of interviews, Patrick Radden Keefe’s sweeping narrative tells the story not only of Sister Ping, but of the gangland gunslingers who worked for her, the immigration and law enforcement officials who pursued her, and the generation of penniless immigrants who risked death and braved a 17,000 mile odyssey so that they could realize their own version of the American dream.
“Patrick Radden Keefe takes the reader on a spellbinding journey from peasant farms in Asia to the treacherous high seas to the violent streets of Chinatown.” —David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z
Take a tour of New York City’s Chinatown with Patrick Radden Keefe in the video below.