A tad action, mix in some history, throw in some battle & a sprinkle of mystery. A dash narration with added heart & a novel can become art
Inside look at the clubs, the people, the structure and the crimes.
I had overall mixed feelings about this book and law enforcement as a whole.
We have quite alot of trouble with bikie gangs here, so it was great to see inside one of these (mongols have only just moved to Aus which will cause tension with very violent existing gangs), however i was somewhat struck by the ATFs intention in some cases to avoid involment in a crime (which i understand) but not to attempt to prevent the crime itself. An example of this was the 3 strippers that were the centre of a plan by the bikies.
I was also interested in the ability of officers to become corrupted through the indoctrination of the club, to view it as a brotherhood and almost be reluctant to testify.
Despite mixed emotions I am glad I read it, as it was as educational as it was a great yarn. I am glad that there are still those out there who can avoid corruption and stand up to do the right thing and sacrifice nearly their entire life in the process - definition of a hero.
Good historical documentation of the ATFs successful infiltration into the Mongol biker gang in California. I wonder if this wasn't the inspiration for "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. No doubt it was stressful for Mr. Queen, but some of the charges that they do end up filing seemed rather petty to me given all the hoopla-- minor weapons charges, etc hardly seem worth all of the effort and risk.....
Anyone with the slightest interest in law enforcement/undercover work will find this book incredible.
Work in the tech industry. I like nonfiction.
Billie St John!
Incredible performance! Like it was the author. He became the author.
This book ranks incredible and Don Leslie brings it to life.
Billy St. John
I have not.
An excellent adventure told from the point of an ATF agent. He is very good at bringing you into the mindset of an undercover agent.
The performance was great driven by the real life drama of an undercover federal agent. Just great!
Yes - it's hard not to be on the edge of your seat when every situation has the possibility of blowing this guys cover in the company of people who wouldn't let him live.
Classics, productivity, travel, beach culture, family, languages, learning,sports
Compelling story that made me look forward to my commute.
Donnie Brasco- great undercover thriller.
Great Narration. I dont know what Bill Queen sounds like, but it should be like Don Leslie or Sam Sheppard.
Fairly long, so not sure about one sitting.
This book is totally worth it. If you love Harley's you will dig this book.
This was a very riveting story. Even though I knew the author survived by the fact that I was listening to the book he wrote about his experience, I was scared he was going to be exposed in every scene. Not only is this a raw look into a world that I will never see, it also was revealing about some of the psychological tolls undercover agents suffer while doing their jobs. A good listen.