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Under and Alone Audiobook

Under and Alone

In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law-enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a "confidential informant" made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance.
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In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law-enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a "confidential informant" made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance - not realizing that he was kicking-starting the most extensive undercover operation inside an outlaw motorcycle gang in the history of American law enforcement.

Nor did Queen suspect that he would penetrate the gang so successfully that he would become a fully "patched-in" member, eventually rising through their ranks to the office of treasurer, where he had unprecedented access to evidence of their criminal activity. After Queen spent 28 months as "Billy St. John", the bearded, beer-swilling, Harley-riding gang-banger, the truth of his identity became blurry, even to himself.

From Queen's first sleight of hand with a line of methamphetamine in front of him and a knife at his throat, to the fearsome face-off with their decades-old enemy, the Hell's Angels (a brawl that left three bikers dead), to the heartbreaking scene of a father ostracized at Parents' Night because his deranged-outlaw appearance precluded any interaction with regular citizens, Under and Alone is a breathless, adrenaline-charged listen. It will put you on the street with some of the most dangerous men in America and with the law enforcement agents who risk everything to bring them in.

©2005 William Queen; (P)2006 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"His story is tight, suspenseful, and unstoppable." (Bookmarks Magazine)
"[A] harrowing, turbocharged account of undercover life....The strength and white-hot intensity of the writing make this read like a movie." (Publishers Weekly)

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    gagagail 05-10-16
    gagagail 05-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent !"

    narrator was great and made you feel he was telling the story live as it was unfolding .. Great job.

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    Andrew Tucker 03-30-16
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    "Intense and Engaging from start to finish."

    This book grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go. I hated to turn it off when I had to because I was so enthralled in the story. The story is fascinating with a great flow and rythym to it, and the narrator did a great job. The only negative I have is the ending, it just fizzled out and disappointed me a bit. I was expecting the ending to have more story to it, instead he gave us an abrupt, quick, and dry finish that left me wondering if I had somehow missed a chapter. I can't say more as it will ruin the book for someone that hasn't read it. That being said, I still highly recommend this book!

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    Clyde Blunk 11-03-15
    Clyde Blunk 11-03-15 Member Since 2015

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    "really enjoyed great story"

    I first was worried about this book but it picked up and I could not turn it off

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    Brian 09-04-15
    Brian 09-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome first hand memoir!"

    I think that one of the best things about the book is Don Leslie. His tough and gruff voice really paints a picture of an outlaw biker and someone you would envision in the MC. Throughout the book there are many intense moments when you don't know if he is going to make it out of things alive. Loved all of the characters he references and talks about. He does a great job portraying their voices and personalities as well. Highly recommended!

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    Ryan 05-28-15
    Ryan 05-28-15 Member Since 2010
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    Could of been more detailed felt like hez jumped from middle to end to quickly

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    Enda 05-23-15
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    "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime!!"

    Great inside view of OMG'd and the consequences to pay!! I couldn't take my ears off of it!

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    Daniel 05-22-15
    Daniel 05-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Definitely worth a listen."

    Great look into the OMG world. Reveals the rituals, complexities, and danger associated with stepping into the outlaw biker world.



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    Marcus A. Knott 02-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Real life is the best drama!"

    Very interesting look into a crazy world. The writing itself wasn't that great but what a fascinating story. Hats off for Queen. Thank you for your service.

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    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 01-25-15
    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 01-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great book by Queen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Under and Alone to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Queen of course. He's the main man!


    What does Don Leslie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is terrific!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes many. There were some laughable moments. Also sad when his mother dies and amazed by the gangs reactions.


    Any additional comments?

    Men like Queen are true heroes! They risk everything to try and make our country a safer place to live. I want more books by him! A must read!

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    Seeker77 Charm City 01-23-15
    Seeker77 Charm City 01-23-15 Listener Since 2010
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    "Good but not great"

    Don't put this too high on your priority list, tho it is good its far from great. Im not upset with my purchase.

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