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

By | October 29, 2017
No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels Author Jay Dobyns
ISBN-10 0307405869
ISBN-13 9780307405869
Year 2010-02-02
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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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 whove 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 hes been infiltrating the Hells Angels they ve been infiltrating him And just as theyre not all bad hes not all good Reminiscent of Donnie Brascos uncovering of the true Mafia this is an eye opening portrait of the world of bikers the most in depth since Hunter Thompsons 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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