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
"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)
Really enjoyed the book and I knew where I thought I knew how bad any gang could be but this just took me to another level how human beings could be so downright horrible trying to keep this review clean very well read I would definitely read another book and by the narrator who did a great job
Enjoyed the honest portrayal of the OMGs and the special agents who go after them.
Queen goes little too in depth about his struggles to the point of seeking pity.
I couldn't help but feel how desperately our society needs someone like Queen to do the dirty work for the rest of us. People like the author make sacrifices everyday, lose their families, their identities. Yet we as a society, to include the paper pushers in govt. simply use and abuse such heroes.....
Decent book, just have patience and enjoy...
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!
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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