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eBook Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang ePub

by William Queen

  • ISBN: 0345487524
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: William Queen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Fawcett Books; Reprint edition (March 28, 2006)
  • ePub book: 1827 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1304 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 910

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Under and Alone is a book written by undercover ATF agent William Queen and published by Random House in 2005 which chronicles his infiltration of the violent outlaw motorcycle gang, the Mongols.

Under and Alone is a book written by undercover ATF agent William Queen and published by Random House in 2005 which chronicles his infiltration of the violent outlaw motorcycle gang, the Mongols. Mel Gibsons production company, Icon Productions, acquired the film rights to Queens story, with early reports indicating that Gibson himself was interested in starring as Queen. However, Gibsons arrest for drunk driving and subsequent legal issues shelved any plans for a movie based on the book.

His adventures with one of America’s most notorious bike gangs, where he explains "murder and mayhem have become simply a lifestyle choice," resulted in the convictions of more than 50 Mongols and earned him an impressive cache of awards.

Under and Alone book. This undercover cop (who became a patched-in member of the biker Mongol gang) has more than a book-full of interesting and dangerous stories to tell about his 2-year undercover assignment. The author is not the articulate type and even admitted in his book that he hates writing.

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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.

Since motorcycle gangs are now global, vicious, and largely out of control, the book struck me as helpful and worth reading. It is worth reading, and there.

A veteran ATF agent describes his remarkably successful two-and-a-half-year stint as an undercover agent with the Mongols, a violent outlaw motorcycle gang, a time during he which he not only became a full member of the gang but also rose to the position of treasurer, documenting their.

A veteran ATF agent describes his remarkably successful two-and-a-half-year stint as an undercover agent with the Mongols, a violent outlaw motorcycle gang, a time during he which he not only became a full member of the gang but also rose to the position of treasurer, documenting their violent crime. We aim to show you accurate product information.

In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with . When his lengthy undercover work totally isolated Queen fromfamily, his friends, and ATF colleagues, the Mongols felt like the only family he had left. I had no doubt these guys genuinely loved Billy St. John and would have laid down their lives for him. But they wouldn’t hesitate to murder Billy Queen.

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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 twenty-eight months as “Billy St. John,” the bearded, beer-swilling, Harley-riding gang-banger, the truth of his identity became blurry, even to himself.During his initial “prospecting” phase, Queen was at the mercy of crank-fueled criminal psychopaths who sought to have him test his mettle and prove his fealty by any means necessary, from selling (and doing) drugs, to arms trafficking, stealing motorcycles, driving getaway cars, and, in one shocking instance, stitching up the face of a Mongol “ol’ lady” after a particularly brutal beating at the hands of her boyfriend.Yet despite the constant criminality of the gang, for whom planning cop killings and gang rapes were business as usual, Queen also came to see the genuine camaraderie they shared. When his lengthy undercover work totally isolated Queen from family, his friends, and ATF colleagues, the Mongols felt like the only family he had left. “I had no doubt these guys genuinely loved Billy St. John and would have laid down their lives for him. But they wouldn’t hesitate to murder Billy Queen.”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 read that puts 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.From the Hardcover edition.

Comments

Felolune Felolune
The author of this book has nerves of steel. This is the riveting story of an undercover agent who risks his life not once, but every day, in an attempt to infiltrate the most dangerous motorcycle gang in the USA.

This book is absolutely riveting and is extremely difficult to put down. The fact that the author is still alive, defies logic. The motorcycle gang members that he became a part of, tested him on a constant basis, so as to make sure that he wasn't an informant. How he managed to not get caught has as much to do with luck, as it does with skill. By all accounts, William Queen should be dead,

Although his undercover work did result in the breakup of one of the worst motorcycle gangs in existence, it unfortunately also took a toll on his marriage and family. This guy stared death in the face every single day for a very long time, yet somehow survived.

If you like suspenseful nonfiction, than this is the book for you. You'll find it hard to believe that Queen survived some of the no win situations that he found himself in. This is a 5 star thriller!
Siramath Siramath
I recently watched the television movie about William Queen's story of his undercover life as Billy St. John, the member in good standing with the Mongol M.C.
I bought the book to see if anything was better/worse than the TV movie and surprisingly, they are both terrific examples of the sordid yet loving atmosphere of the brotherhood. I recommend this book with 5 stars to anyone with the curiosity to learn how the true 1# lives their lives. It's gut-wrenching, ugly truths run side by side with the love these brothers have for one another and the struggle of Billy vs William and how it wrecked his true family at the same time wrecking his M.C. family. An honest,gritty view of the importance of the police force and the tough demands it makes of its best members.
Read this. You won't be disappointed!
Monam Monam
This is, I believe, the best book that I have read about outlaw motorcycle clubs, and I have read many. William Queen was an ATF agent who infiltrated the vicious Mongol Motorcycle Club by becoming a full-patched Mongol. This is no mean feat, as the book very carefully and accurately explains. No other book I have read does a comparable job to this book in taking the reader inside one of these clubs (and the Mongols are arguably the worst of the group) and showing what this strange world is really all about.

The author reveals that the Mongol M/C is, or at least was in the early 2000s, at its heart a criminal enterprise. According to the author the Mongol life made an orderly work life unlikely, and only a few members of the authors' chapter held regular jobs. Barfights and drugs were the order of the day.

Reading this book the reader gains an appreciation for the frightful strain that an undercover agent must undergo. The author was always in danger of summary execution by the Mongols, should they discover his activities. And the ATF itself appeared unappreciative of his sacrifices, as he became isolated from the internal politics of the ATF and perhaps largely forgotten by his peers.

Overall, this one is well worth reading. RJB.
Ballagar Ballagar
An absolute page-turner. This is a story of criminal motorcycle gangs and how they operate. It's no surprise that their members are mired in all kinds of criminal activity, ruthless, and capable of unspeakable acts. The surprising parts are the high degree of organization of the gangs (officers, by-laws, the whole bit), and the camaraderie and loyalty among gang members who otherwise aren't really nice people. Queen's ability not only to infiltrate one of these gangs, but to rise to a high level position, is more than impressive. He had to repeatedly find ways to avoid taking drugs and committing various crimes without arousing suspicion, maintain a charade in the face of a gang who was borderline paranoid about being infiltrated by cops, rely on the ATF to set up a fake identity that would fool the gang, and give up nearly all semblance of any normal life outside of his undercover assignment. Trust me, you will enjoy this story.
Shliffiana Shliffiana
Bill Queen is a hero. You read about the old west and the tough customers who went up against the law. You hear about the Earps,Holliday and Mastersons who faced off and won ,over these vicious outlaws. Now read about a 21st Century lawman that goes undercover for 24 months in one of the craziest, baddest,most terrifying outlaw cycle gang and lived to put many behind bars at a terrific cost to him personally. The last chapter wraps it up nicely. Brave ..yes. Courageous....yes.
A little nuts?.... oh yeah
Read this and thank God he's on our side.
Rishason Rishason
Certainly worth the read.An inside look at the most ruthless biker gang in the country.I am amazed how grown men can walk thorough life with tunnel vision as to the priorities in their lives.But you cannot fault them for their loyalty to each other as well as the organization.You do not have to be a biker enthusiast to enjoy this book.I tip my hat though to Billy Queen for sticking with it and not follow the boys over the horizon into hell.I can see how his emotions were mixed in the end.I have read several books written by former and current Mongols and his stories sound much more truthful than theirs.