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Publisher's Summary

Despite lacking any experience with motorcycle gangs, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America's deadliest biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws. In separate investigations that spanned years and coasts, Falco risked his life, suffering a fractured neck and a severely torn shoulder, working deep under cover to bring violent sociopaths to justice. His dedication was profound; Falco spent almost three years infiltrating the Vagos gang and rose to second in command of the Victorville, California chapter. He even served time in San Bernardino's Murder Unit and endured solitary confinement to protect his cover and the investigations.

Falco recorded confessions of gangland-style killings and nearly became a target himself before he sought refuge in the Witness Protection Program. But discontent to remain on the sidelines and motivated by a strong sense of duty, Falco eventually left the program and volunteered his talents again to infiltrate the Mongols and Outlaws, rising in rank to vice president of the Petersburg, Virginia, Outlaws chapter. His efforts culminated in 62 arrests of members for various crimes, including assault and murder. Executing one of this country's most successful RICO prosecutions and effectively crippling the criminal enterprise, Falco's engrossing narrative of the dangers of the biker underworld harkens back to Hunter S. Thompson's classic Hell's Angels, vividly recounting a life undercover.

©2013 Charles Falco and Kerrie Droban (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"This window into the criminal biker culture offers a tale as grimy and bloody as the world its writer moved through." ( Library Journal)

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Great book for the most part

It had several moments where it was hard to follow with so much going on

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no good.

poorly written by a wanna be cop with delusions of grandeur. Overdramatized, filled with impossible situations that can't be true, and laced with self pity.....save your money.

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great listening

I really enjoyed the book lots of informative storytelling would recommend it to any outlaw motorcycle gangs fan

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Great fiction

Falco has done a great job painting 1%ers as a bunch of coked out drunks that have sex with anything that moves... This fiction works out great for the courts. His story's being turned into t.v. shorts has made it
easy for civilians to look down on who we are. Judging us before they even know the whole story. FTP Viva Los Vagos

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Great book

great book and story kept me interested and wanting to hear more xxxx xxx xxx

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Misleading

The story may have been alright, if writen by a different person. The writer was over the top in every moment. Bikers are outlaws, and some can do bad things, but they are just people. This makes them out to be sub-human.

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No Mongols

Hardly anything about the Mongols mc. Misleading if thats what you wanted to hear about.

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great

great story,even about a snitch,which both sides use and rue, nobody likes or can stand. But use them to their own ends. But definately a story keeps you awake and interested. Makes you understand why weeds so hard to legalize

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enjoyable

I liked it, not as fan tasting as the TV show based on it but a good story.

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should have been abridged

the narrator voice is monotone and it gets repetitious the story could have stopped after is infiltration with the vagos and the arrests.