Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | April 8, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Gabrielle Zevin: The Powells.com Interview



Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.50
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Hawthorne Crime- Mobs and Organized Crime
1 Local Warehouse Crime- Cops and Police Stories

No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels

by

No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Here, from Jay Dobyns, the first federal agent to infiltrate the inner circle of the outlaw Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, is the inside story of the twenty-one-month operation that almost cost him his family, his sanity, and his life.

Getting shot in the chest as a rookie agent, bartering for machine guns, throttling down the highway at 100 mph, and responding to a full-scale, bloody riot between the Hells Angels and their rivals, the Mongols–these are just a few of the high-adrenaline experiences Dobyns recounts in this action-packed, hard-to-imagine-but-true story.

Dobyns leaves no stone of his harrowing journey unturned. At runs and clubhouses, between rides and riots, Dobyns befriends bad-ass bikers, meth-fueled “old ladies,” gun fetishists, psycho-killer ex-cons, and even some of the “Filthy Few”–the elite of the Hells Angels who’ve committed extreme violence on behalf of their club. Eventually, at parties staged behind heavily armed security, he meets legendary club members such as Chuck Zito, Johnny Angel, and the godfather of all bikers, Ralph “Sonny” Barger. To blend in with them, he gets full-arm ink; to win their respect, he vows to prove himself a stone-cold killer.

Hardest of all is leading a double life, which has him torn between his devotion to his wife and children, and his pledge to become the first federal agent ever to be “fully patched” into the Angels’ near-impregnable ranks. His act is so convincing that he comes within a hairsbreadth of losing himself. Eventually, he realizes that just as he’s been infiltrating the Hells Angels, they’ ve been infiltrating him. And just as they’re not all bad, he’s not all good.

Reminiscent of Donnie Brasco’s uncovering of the true Mafia, this is an eye-opening portrait of the world of bikers–the most in-depth since Hunter Thompson’s seminal work–one that fully describes the seductive lure criminal camaraderie has for men who would otherwise be powerless outsiders. Here is all the nihilism, hate, and intimidation, but also the freedom–and, yes, brotherhood–of the only truly American form of organized crime.

Synopsis:

From Dobyns, the first federal agent to infiltrate the inner circle of the outlaw Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, comes the inside story of the 21-month operation that almost cost him his family, his sanity, and his life.

About the Author

JAY DOBYNS is a highly decorated agent who’s worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) for more than twenty years. For his work on Operation Black Biscuit, he was awarded the ATF Distinguished Service Medal and also a prestigious Top Cops award from the National Association of Police Officers. Find him online at JayDobyns.com.

NILS JOHNSON-SHELTON, unlike Jay Dobyns, has never been a cop and can’t even ride a motorcycle. This is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307405869
Author:
Dobyns, Jay
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
Johnson-Shelton, Nils
Subject:
General
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Law Enforcement
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-PAGE 4-COLOR INSERT
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.08x5.10x.76 in. .60 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain:...
    Used Hardcover $7.95
  2. Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the...
    Used Trade Paper $9.00
  3. The Tipping Point: How Little Things...
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  4. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10... Used Trade Paper $10.50
  5. Magnificent Mind at Any Age: Natural... Used Hardcover $8.95
  6. Down at the Docks Used Trade Paper $10.95

Related Subjects


Biography » General
Biography » Law Enforcement
History and Social Science » Crime » Cops and Police Stories
History and Social Science » Crime » General
History and Social Science » Crime » Mobs and Organized Crime
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
Transportation » Automotive » Motorcycles » Biographies

No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.50 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780307405869 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From Dobyns, the first federal agent to infiltrate the inner circle of the outlaw Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, comes the inside story of the 21-month operation that almost cost him his family, his sanity, and his life.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.