"Make no mistake about it-these are not punk kids, they're an organized mob specializing in violence"
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FIRST PRINTING SEPTEMBER 1959
COVER ART BY BARYE
The Teen-Age Mafia was known secretly to its members as PACHUCO
"PACHUCO girls-hopped-up sexpots who brawl, steal and kill like men-are syndicating crime, working their way into juvenile gang leadership from coast to coast." - From the magazine FOR MEN ONLY
"PACHUCO, a teen-age crime club dedicated to violence, stretches across the nation. Unless its back is broken it will become a greater power than the Mafia." - From the magazine TEEN-AGE JUNGLE
"Only one thing can stop the upsweep of PACHUCO-a glare of publicity. Pachuco is a cult that demands an identifying mark, easily recognizable to its membership. As long as Pachuco is kept under wraps, it's a perfect setup. But once the public, law enforcement agencies, judges and juries know what the Pachuco cross means, Pachuco hasn't got a chance. It's going to be too dangerous to sport the Pachuco cross once law abiding citizens recognize the threat it poses."
The most frightening book you've ever read...