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Under and Alone | [William Queen]

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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Publisher's Summary

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 kick-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.

©2005 William Queen; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This harrowing, turbocharged account of undercover life is reminiscent of Joseph D. Pistone's Donnie Brasco." (Publishers Weekly)
"Remarkable not only for its cliff-hanging moments but also for the perceptive observations of gangster culture." (Booklist)

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    Joesph venice, CA, USA 01-21-06
    Joesph venice, CA, USA 01-21-06
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    "terrific"

    kept me interested all the way. the author/reader was couragous and passionate in his reading. a wonderful find.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Ocala, FL, USA 12-30-05
    Brenda Ocala, FL, USA 12-30-05
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    "Exciting and Sad"

    I enjoyed this book very much. I had heard Mr. Queen's interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air and was excited to see that it had made it to Audible. I thought it was amazing what an under cover agent was willing to sacrifice and to put his life on the line. It was also sad to see how little respect some people have for human life. Could not wait to see what would happen next!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Elisa Hong Kong, Hong Kong 03-26-13
    Elisa Hong Kong, Hong Kong 03-26-13 Member Since 2007

    I'll give everything a try

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    Brilliant narration. Loved his passion and enthusiasm in both narrations and writing. The story is extremely intriguing and held my interest all the way, perhaps I myself have some connections to gangs, though not a motorcycle one.

    For me, this book held my interest for several levels. I thought it gave both sides of life in a gang. It's definitely good that Queen talked about how some people could be so cruel, but it was also great that he also spoke of how in the gang itself, there is a genuine since of family. The members would go to great length to protect their own, even though it often required violence.

    I'm not saying that gangs are good and should insist to continue their infliction of pain and terror. However, I think everyone should know that no matter how bad a person is, whatever deceptions they made, there is bound to be a bit of good under all that. Likewise, even the best person also have a dark streak way under. Humans, I think, are one of or the only species that is capable of good and the most intense cruelty, as shown here.

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    Mr South Burlington, VT, United States 12-03-12
    Mr South Burlington, VT, United States 12-03-12
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed Under and Alone"
    What made the experience of listening to Under and Alone the most enjoyable?

    I liked having William Queen reading the book to me, it gave the book a deeper dimension.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by William Queen?

    Probably yes


    If you could give Under and Alone a new subtitle, what would it be?

    No Hells Angel


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the book was longer, but thats typical when you enjoy a good story. I also thought that the book was missing something between chapters 5 and 6. All in all, I enjoyed the book and thank William Queen for telling us his account.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Justin North Las Vegas, NV, USA 02-02-10
    Justin North Las Vegas, NV, USA 02-02-10 Member Since 2008
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    "OUTSTANDING"

    My wife and I listened to this book on an 8hr roadtrip...we started it late and stopped it a couple of times...so when we got home we had 15min left...So we sat in the car to finish it...ha....You won't be dissapointed...Narration is great too and that does make a difference...

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    Peter Los Angeles, CA, USA 09-16-08
    Peter Los Angeles, CA, USA 09-16-08
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    "Excellent Read"

    This is by far one of the best books I've listened to in quite some time. Being read by the author who actually experienced the story as it unfolds creates a unique sense of realism.

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    Leonardo Newark, NJ, USA 04-17-08
    Leonardo Newark, NJ, USA 04-17-08
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    "Cojones"

    From the minute you start listening the voice of Queen you know it's going to be great. My only complaint is that is was too short! The story will soon be a movie with Mel Gibson.

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    Robert A. Young California, MD USA 06-21-07
    Robert A. Young California, MD USA 06-21-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Hard to stop listening"

    Outstanding book. I first heard of William Queen when he was interviewed on the G. Gordon Liddy show. I was intrigued by the sacrifice he made and what it cost him. I had to read the book. I did and enjoyed it. It is well written, well read, and makes you feel like you were there.

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    Robert W Fernekees 02-08-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Engrossing book"

    I found this autobiographical account very engrossing and finished it in a couple of listens.

    The book is narrated by its author who adds an extra layer of realism to this fascinating story.

    I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys the History or Discovery channels.

    Worthwhile.

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    Chris Anna Maria, FL, USA 05-10-06
    Chris Anna Maria, FL, USA 05-10-06
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    "Brave, brave man!"

    This was absolutlely awesome in the way it was delivered. You felt at times that you were there. William Queen's choice to voice this audio himself was the right one, and I can't say that about everybody. You feel close to the character and, even though it was harrowing at times, I was sad when it ended. Cracking good listen if you ask me!

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