Author Weldon R. Shaw writes "Pachuco". A fiction historical crime family saga telling the story of how the Hispanic street gangs formed in East Los Angeles. The story is about a culture of people who were faced with betrayal, lost dreams, migration, racism, false
hopes, civil rights, love, hate and death. If you love great stories with strong characters that bring real history alive, than you will love Pachuco.
The story is being told to the reader by a fictitious character named Emilio Cerna, an 80 year old second-generation Alpine Street gang member. As history indicates, Alpine Street was the first street gang in Los Angeles to be identified by law enforcement in the 1880’s. Emilio will take the reader on an adventure from Chihuahua Mexico, starting in the 1860’s. While walking them through four generations of his family’s history, ending in East Los during the 2000’s. “Pachuco” is about the culture of the Hispanic community in East Los and the history they lived through to get to where they are today. Pachuco is also about the history of California which is brought to life in this great crime saga novel. Pachuco is available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Kindle, and other online bookstores.
Weldon Shaw is a new Author hitting the novel scene with two books releasing in 2015. He is a accomplished writer of autobiographies of high profile criminals. During his 25 years in law enforcement he was a gang investigator and a debriefer. He has now turned all his writing efforts to creating great fiction stories.
Pachuco depicts the harsh reality of what the Hispanic culture went through when Alta Calif. became California under the US gov. and what changes they were going through that caused the pressure groups as we know them today as gangs to evolve. The epic story unfolds California history in 10 year inclement starting in 1860's and moving forward to the 2000's.
Pachuco is a fiction novel, put together utilizing fictitious characters, while embedding actual history regarding the evolving of the Hispanic culture in the East Los area of Los Angeles, Ca. The story is about hope, culture, racism, civil rights, love, hate, death and the historical mistakes society has made over the years that has affected our children even to this date.