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Under and Alone Audiobook

Under and Alone

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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 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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    Greeny 08-24-17
    Greeny 08-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This book makes his undercover work all worth it."

    The adrenaline never stopped. Everything was tricky where the slightest clue could have blown Queen's cover and got him beaten to death.

    I think Don Leslie, one of my favorite narrators, carried the book. Leslie tells the story in terms of chapters and paragraphs, and he gets into the author's psyche to the point where the listener can feel it physically. You can't listen to a narrator like this and ever go back again to the ones who put the same brand of emphasis on each sentence without any discernment.

    The thing about the Mongols is they were/are crazy brawlers with little to no regard for life. One naturally feels afraid of them, and several innocent guys made the mistake of being in their way at one point or another when Queen was a Mongol.

    One of the stories within the story was Queen's relationship to his kids. Too bad for Queen, he seems to have sacrificed family for the undercover life. People should appreciate the long-term affects of undercover work on the detective. Queen made huge sacrifices.

    At the end, I understood that the convictions were not the most important fruits of the investigation behind Queen. I'm not even sure the convictions matter much at all. Rather, it's the understanding of how these biker gangs/clubs operate that is valuable. That's all in the book!

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    J E Reynolds 04-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "riveting"

    great look into the world of undercover agents. it's good to know that there are people like Mr. Queen that will risk their lives to get filth off the streets. thank you Mr. Queen

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    william 03-26-17
    william 03-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Riveting"

    Couldn't stop listening. Edge of my seat the whole time. Didn't want it to end.

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    Erica R. Klenk 03-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great story"

    awesome story. what an experience. thank you for sharing. you were able to capture true insight into the club persona/mentality.

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    Bobo 01-11-17
    Bobo 01-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow"

    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

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    joseph B. 12-17-16
    joseph B. 12-17-16
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    "Wow scary shit"

    It really makes you stop and think what is going on in the US on a daily basis.

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    Unapologetic Colorado 12-05-16
    Unapologetic Colorado 12-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good non-fiction about the non-sexy aspects of undercover work"

    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...

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    Amazon Customer 08-03-16
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    "Amazing!!"

    I 100% recommend to buy this audio book... I was hooked from beginning to end...

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    gagagail 05-10-16
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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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