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No angel: my harrowing undercover journey to the inner circle of the Hells Angels

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Jay Dobyns, the first federal agent to infiltrate the inner circle of the outlaw Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, presents the inside story of the twenty-one-month operation that almost cost him his family, his sanity, and his life.
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Getting shot in the chest as a rookie ATF agent, bartering for machine guns, throttling down the highway at 100 miles per hour, and responding to a full-scale, bloody riot between the Hells Angels and their rivals, the Mongols---these are just a few of the high-adrenaline experiences Jay Dobyns recounts in this action-packed, hard to imagine, but true story of how he infiltrated the legendary Hells Angels.

Dobyns leaves no stone of his harrowing journey unturned. At runs and clubhouses, between rides and riots, Dobyns befriends bad-ass bikers, meth-fueled "old ladies," gun fetishists, psycho-killer ex-cons, and even some of the "Filthy Few"---the elite of the Hells Angels who've committed extreme violence on behalf of their club. Eventually, at parties staged behind heavily armed security, he meets legendary club members such as Chuck Zito, Johnny Angel, and the godfather of all bikers, Ralph "Sonny" Barger. To blend in with them, he gets full-arm ink; to win their respect, he vows to prove himself a stone-cold killer.

Hardest of all is leading a double life, which has him torn between his devotion to his wife and children and his pledge to become the first federal agent ever to be "fully patched" into the Angels' near-impregnable ranks. His act is so convincing that he comes within a hairsbreadth of losing himself. Eventually, he realizes that just as he's been infiltrating the Hells Angels, they've been infiltrating him. And just as they're not all bad, he's not all good.

Reminiscent of Donnie Brasco's uncovering of the true Mafia, this is an eye-opening portrait of the world of bikers---the most in-depth since Hunter Thompson's seminal work---one that fully describes the seductive lure criminal camaraderie has for men who would otherwise be powerless outsiders. Here is all the nihilism, hate, and intimidation, but also the freedom---and, yes, brotherhood---of the only truly American form of organized crime.

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table_of_contents Birdcalls -- My sucking chest wound -- You're looking at the loves of my life is what you're looking at -- Hoedown at Harrah's -- Black biscuit bbq -- Rudy wanted to know where I did my time -- Too broke for Sturgis, where Timmy learned the fine art of fetching sauerkraut -- Jesus hates a pussy -- First night in Mesa -- I wanna what? -- Why'd Jack give me that rock? -- Teaching teacher -- Feeding Smitty his cake -- Fuck your guns! -- Goodbye, Carlos -- We want you -- Gimme a B! gimme an I! gimme an R! gimme a D! -- Five years in the desert -- Arresting Rudy Kramer -- Hello, JJ -- Pep talk -- Motherfucker, if I ever see you in this town again I will fucking bury you in the desert where no one will ever fucking find you -- Inhale--exhale--inhale--exhale -- Jingle bells, Batman smells, etc. -- The solo temporaries -- Will you be mine? -- 9-1-1! 9-1-1! get out of the house! -- The iron skillet -- Look lady, it's not like I don't give a fuck what you're saying, but I don't give a fuck what you're saying -- Hoover's hit -- No more solos -- Big Lou and Gayland Hammack run some game -- Get me that brown mustard, not that yellow shit -- Hydroxycut highway -- Bottom rockers are us -- Call to arms -- Title to come -- Hate and money -- The bust -- Epilogue : where are they now?
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title No angel my harrowing undercover journey to the inner circle of the Hells Angels
title_display No angel my harrowing undercover journey to the inner circle of the Hells Angels
title_full No Angel My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels, No angel [electronic resource] : my harrowing undercover journey to the inner circle of the Hells Angels / Jay Dobyns and Nils Johnson-Shelton, No angel my harrowing undercover journey to the inner circle of the Hells Angels / Jay Dobyns and Nils Johnson-Shelton
title_short No angel
title_sort no angel my harrowing undercover journey to the inner circle of the hells angels
title_sub my harrowing undercover journey to the inner circle of the Hells Angels
topic Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction