There is a book entitled Untouchable by Jacob Miller published in 2010 (© by Angel Garcia). The cover says that it's about "the biggest Latino gangster ever recorded to be associated with the mafia." Ordinarily I could care less about things like that. However, I ran across the book when doing a quick google search on a biblical passage that I remembered (quicker than just looking it up) from the NWT, one that would not be rendered in any other Bible translation as I remembered it because it contained Freddie Franz's unique "systems of things" (1Cor. 10:11). The first hit on google was to this Untouchable book, so I unsuspectedly clicked it. What came up was one of those "teaser" partial electronic copies of a complete book with extended excerpts, actual pages from the book but which also lacked huge sections of it. The purpose, of course, is to get people to buy the book by teasing them with bits of it.
From the three-page Preface, dated April, 2008, which is presented in its entirety, I learned that the author Miller has written a book about a gangster, a Puerto Rican/NYer and an admitted murderer named Frankie, who "was a man of dualities, a veteran criminal to the bone but also a religious man aiming to improve himself" (17). Pages 375-381 (less p. 380) are in the electronic preview. Paragraph after paragraph on these pages contain quotations from the Bible exclusively out of the NWT. It is clear from them, as well as statements along with them that show JW theology, that whoever this Frankie character is, he converted to the Witness faith.
The story of that conversion is evidently told somewhere between p. 327 and 375 as those pages are missing in the preview. It's interesting that this link came up at the top of the search list because, as I understand it, google prioritizes its results in a search by the frequency of users who actually click on the link provided. That would mean this book must have some popularity. However, I did a search on Worldcat and no library in the world that is indexed in that database, a huge number of them, holds the book. Admittedly the market for it is pop culture, but it seems like a strange contradiction.
Whatever the case with that, if indeed some gangster/murderer-turned-brother has gone to a worldly writer to have his life's story told and that story is gruesome and shameful as any seriously involved gangster's life would be, and this brother has not paid his debt to society for his crimes, but is a member in good standing in some congregation (admittedly my speculations since the book sample is incomplete), this could present an embarrassing problem for the org and the GB, especially with all this child abuse exposure they are so actively running from. Again from the details in the Preface, "Frankie" had gone to a shady loan shark to get the money up front for Miller to publish his story, not a very positive thing for a brother to do, eh?
So does anyone know what the story is with this book and/or this "Frankie" guy (perhaps "Angel Garcia")? Does anyone know if the book's publication is now, or will become, a problem for the org? If nothing else, it bears watching.