Showdown: How the Outlaws, Hells Angels and Cops Fought for Control of the Streets

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 7, 2010 - True Crime - 272 pages
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The inside story of the street war between Canada's most violent biker gangs-the Outlaws and the Hell's Angels

Once bikers who road together, Mario Parente and Walter Stadnick, are now mortal enemies, chiefs, respectively, of the Outlaws and Hell's Angels, embroiled in a bloody turf war over control of the lucrative drug, prostitution, and vice markets in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe. Written with the cooperation of Mario Parente, Showdown describes the biker gang equivalent of the Godfather, the violent power shifts as Satan's Choice, a rival gang falls into disarray, and as Parente gears up to protect Southwest Ontario from Stadnick's vision of making the Hell's Angels the largest criminal biker gang in Canada.

  • A gang's-eye look at the 2006 Shedden Massacre, where eight men were slaughtered
  • An account that lets Mario Parente go on the record with his story of the biker wars

With frightening and compelling detail, Showdown lets readers experience firsthand the personalities and day-to-day workings behind the brutal and deadly rivalries that mark one piece of Canada's criminal underworld.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Death ofa Godfather
9
The Reincarnation of Satans Choice
27
God Forgives Outlaws Dont
39
Mayhem in Montreal
57
Where Jimmy Lewis Died
65
Open Season on Hamilton Bikers
85
The ChoiceAngels Alliance
95
The US Bandidos Make Their Move
133
Project Retire Clubs the Outlaws
145
Victory for Mario The Wop Parente
153
Trouble on the Horizon
165
Bloodbath at 32196 Aberdeen Line
183
Mongols Mexicans and B C Bud
205
I did not have anything to do with
231
Dead in Prison or On the Run
247

The Rock Machine Targets Ontario
111

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About the author (2010)

Jerry Langton wrote for The Hamilton Spectator and Maclean's and was an editor for The Daily News in New York. Currently Langton is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star and the National Post. He is the author of Fallen Angel, Rage and Biker.

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