No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Feb 10, 2009 - True Crime - 328 pages
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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.


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My Review: I'm not a big non-fiction reader just because I tend to get bored with it and don't finish the books, no matter how well they are written. This was not that type of book. I read this book ... Read full review

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I read this for research and yikes. All of the other MC nonfiction books I picked up were autobiographies from club members. I found them racist and unappealing. In this one, the club members are also ... Read full review

Contents

THE END 1 Birdcalls
4
A PARTII THE BEGINNING 2 My sucking chest wound
9
Youre looking at the loves of my life is what youre looking at
17
Hoedown at Harrahs
28
Black Biscuit BBO
39
Rudy wanted to know where l did my time
44
PART lll THE MIDDLE
49
Too broke for Sturgis where Timmy learned the fine an of fetching sauerkraut
51
Hello JJ
152
Pep talk
158
Inhale Exhale Inhale Exhale
171
The Solo temporaries
185
Will you be mine?
195
The Iron Skillet
209
Look lady its not like I dont give a fuck what youre saying
215
Hoovers hit
224

Jesus Hates a Pussy
62
First night in Mesa
66
wanna what?
74
Whyd Jack give me that rock?
82
Teaching Teacher
87
Feeding Smitty his cake
91
Fuck your gunsl
98
Goodbye Carlos
110
We want you
115
Gimme a Bl Gimme an I Gimme an R Gimme a D
123
Five years in the desert
134
Arresting Rudy Kramer
143
No more Solos
231
Big Lou and Gayland Hammack run some game
238
Get me that brown mustard not that yellow shit
248
THE END AGAIN
258
Bottom rockers are us
267
Call to arms
278
37
291
The bust
304
Where Are They Now?
315
Glossary
321
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About the author (2009)

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.


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