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Pain & Gain: This Is A True Story

Pain & Gain: This Is A True Story [Kindle Edition]

Pete Collins
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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“PAIN & GAIN is a mixture of FARGO and PULP FICTION. It's a dark comedy, and it's all true.”
-- Michael Bay

Daniel Lugo and Noel Adrian Doorbal were simple men: all they wanted—at first—was to be more pumped than the next guys, to own the workout floor, to look good. But then these pals, who worked as personal trainers at Miami’s Sun Gym, got a little itchy. The flash and cash flaunted by some of their clients was tempting….so tempting….and wouldn’t it be a piece of cake to get it for themselves?

The Sun Gym Gang’s no-fail extortion scheme turned pretty crazy pretty fast. A half-dozen kidnapping attempts eventually netted an actual abduction, and kidnapping turned to murder, and then murder gone haywire, when one of Delgado and Lugo’s victims, who had been drugged, tortured and set up for death-by-car-crash, managed not only to live but to escape.

But even then, the Sun Gym Gang didn’t get the message: they moved down their list of victims to murder a Golden Beach millionaire and his drop-dead (and soon she would be just that) Hungarian girlfriend, and then paraded around South Beach in the guy’s bright yellow Lamborghini practically under the nose of the Miami-Dade County police.

What would it take for these boneheads to get caught? Because they would get caught….

The full account by the reporter that broke the story. PAIN & GAIN is now a hilarious, dark, pumped-up movie from action director Michael Bay.

“Between the cases I’ve handled on my nationally syndicated television court show “Judge Alex,” and those I dealt with while I was on the bench in Miami’s 11th Judicial Circuit, I have tried over 1,500 cases as a judge….. there are “run of the mill” murders… at the opposite end of the spectrum, however, you have the cases that are so uncommon that everyone has to stop and take notice. The State of Florida v. Daniel Lugo, Noel Doorbal, John Carl Meese, et al. was such a case and I was the judge. In reading Collins’s PAIN & GAIN, I learned things I had never known before….” -- Judge Alex E. Ferrer

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 276 KB
  • Print Length: 78 pages
  • Publisher: Premier Digital Publishing (5 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C8G7DF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #120,885 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pain & gain 20 Dec 2013
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Great read from start to finish keeps you reading from the very first page till the last would highly recommend
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3.0 out of 5 stars hit and miss 12 Sep 2013
By shake91
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Not a bad read, a bit hectic in parts with minimal information provided but overall not a bad book and is a quick and easy read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 29 Aug 2013
By Burns2k
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read in less then 4 hours, not sure if it was just awesome or a short story (probably the former)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read... 16 April 2013
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An unbelievable true story. Well written I couldn't put it down. Don't think twice ,if you like true bizarre stories this is for you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars unbelievably true story, way better than the movie 19 May 2013
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The book reads like a tell all testimonial from court transcripts but written in the authors perspective which ads some emotion. Read the book before I saw the movie and I'm glad I did cause the movie only relates in concept but this book is real.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting 19 May 2013
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A quick read. Such in interesting story I finished the book in one day. If you like true crime stories this is worth reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great story 11 April 2013
By Dally Yarbrough - Published on
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Truth told in a simple format without confusion. Great job telling the story. Will definitely go see the movie this month.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great supplement for a great movie 1 Jun 2013
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"Pain and Gain" is an unusual story that is both veer funny and very sad. The movie captured that conflict very well, and shaped the story into a tragicomedy. This original Pain & Gain story by Pete Collins gives the original real-world story and shows
were the movie came from. Pete Collins should get a lot of credit for realizing that there was something to the story that deserved in-depth reporting.
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