By Shane ‘Silky’ Thomas
Reviewed by Christopher Zoukis
“A lot of people know what it feels like to be a bad man, but I am the only bad man who knows what it feels like to be the baddest man.”
Silky Thomas’ real name was Shane Anthony Thomas. His nickname was courtesy of his friends, who called him Silky because he was so slick and smooth. Silky was a member of – and the leader of – a gang called the Ridgeway Bloods, which was part of the United Blood Nations, one of the ten most feared gangs in North America.
Silky relates his story in his recently published memoir, which is entitled Unstoppable. The title is appropriate. For when he was a criminal, Silky was unstoppable. Later, after he altered his lifestyle, Silky remained unstoppable. Relentless would be a good word to describe Silky’s personality.