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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 ueenFrom ueen'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. Of all the criminal elements in this world biker gangs are possibly the uintessential American product In other countries you have urban gangs the mafia government goons weapon runners and drug smugglers But at the heart of those enterprises is the desire for money and power Traditional gangsters engaged in gangster shit as a job a way to earn some scratch However every organized crime group had a guy who would be variously known as Crazy Joe Spinolli or Loco Lopez a hardcore insane guy without fear or much brains for that matter A killer murderer torturer Well to hear William ueen tell it biker gangs like the Mongols are all loco to the last man As ueen points out numerous times it isn t about just being an outlaw it was about living The Life Bikers live the Life of a gangster from waking to dreaming Breakfast is a beer and a joint and dinner is Jack Daniels with a chaser of meth Raping murdering stabbing plotting it s all part of the Life You have to live it day in and day out or you never will fit into this subculture ueen explains the difference between the weekend bikers and suburban dads with their standard Harleys the 99 percenters and the true outlaw bikers who give them all a bad name the 1 percenters The most famous of the 1 percenters are the Hells Angels of course They are by far the largest and most successful They are opposed by various regional gangs such as the Outlaws the Bandidos and the Mongols ueen infiltrates the latter which has been a fixture in the So Cal landscape since the 60s It is a latino gang and was recently in the news because of federal prosecutions that is virtually shutting the gang down for goodueen does a remarkable thing in this operation as an older white guy he gains the trust of the Hispanic bikers and rises from a mere prospect being abused and untrusted to a fully patched member of the San Fernando Valley Mongols He even becomes the Treasurer of the gang which allows for some convenient looks into the financial doings of the gang for that all important RICO prosecution Wow no one ever said bikers were smart ueen certainly loses no opportunity to point that out The timing of this book for me was spot on it is probably because of ueen s own dangerous and pioneering work into this gang that the Mongols were recently infiltrated by no less that four undercover operatives from the federal and state level who all got patched as full members They brought the whole Mongol organization in California down late last month October 2008 Remarkable undercover work I absolutely love the intricacies of this genre It has made me very appreciative of just how ballsy undercover ops are and makes me sit up when I hear about some UC operation on the newsThis book is filled with a host of shady characters some of them endearing others scary and almost all of them certifiably insane This is a culture filled with incessant partying hard drug use defiance of the law and violence Lots of violence The Mongols used violence to solve anything and everything It got them the respect they needed to live their outlaw existences Random beatdowns drug fueled rages and liuored up bar brawls are part and parcel of the standard night out in biker bars Basic hygiene and civilized behavior was not a Mongol trait indeed it was frowned upon a particularly memorable biker named Rancid hadn t washed his waist length hair in months and showered even less The pungency wafted through the pages I can only imagine how ueen kept from throwing upUnlike a mafioso who may blend in with the Brooklyn neighborhood he runs rackets in the Mongols have no desire to blend in with larger society they are a force unto themselves Memorable is a scene where hundreds of Mongols ride through a suburban California neighborhood blocking intersections and openly defying cops who gape at the motorcade to a fallen biker s funeral At the grave site ueen recalls getting hammered with his biker friends and listening in horror as they planned to ambush torture and kill a young deputy who was keeping watch over the macabre gatheringDrugs are a major problem for an undercover Gangs know that the truest test of a potential member is to force drugs on them undercover cops aren t exactly coke fiends ueen comes up on this problem repeatedly in his memoir but never owns up to doing drugs It is kind of hard to believe that the Mongols would patch a prospect like ueen unless he engaged in criminal behavior and drug taking than he recounts in this book But that does not really take anything away from this memoir The story he tells is uick and dirty even though it encompasses a 2 year investigation A compelling powerful read If you like undercover memoirs this should be on your list

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

In 1998 William ueen 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 ueen 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 enforcementNor did ueen 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 cri. This is such a amazing story that it completely didn t matter that the actual writing was terrible This undercover cop who became a patched in member of the biker Mongol gang has 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 I m sure there was a ghost writer or a zealous editor who put a lot of work into turning the author s raw notes into this book There are some chapters that skirt the edge of good writing but most of it is simply a play by play account of what happened I can t imagine what it would have been like without the ghost writerin any case this completely doesn t matter becuse the account itself is so compelling This book is great I recommend it to anyone

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

Minal activity After ueen 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 himselfDuring his initial prospecting phase ueen 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 boyfriendYet despite the constant criminality of the gang for whom planning cop killings and gang rapes were business as usual ueen also came to see the genuine camaraderie they shared When his lengthy undercover work totally isolated ueen. I enjoyed this book but not uite as much as Dobyns No Angel I don t know if it s because I read Dobyns book first or what I can t uite put my finger on it It was still a very good story and ueen s undercover work paid a lot dividends than Dobyns in terms of convictions and the number of bad guys that went to prison This story was similar to Dobyns story in the way that they both started sympathizing with their suspects and really started feeling like family with them I thought it was interesting that ueen s Mongel friends known as the most violent biker gang in America offered condolences and comforted ueen when his Mother passed away while his ATF buddies didn t say a word I can see how you would form a bond with guys and that would make it hard to do what you ultimately are there to do In the end however ueen stood by his morals and ethics and completed the job he set out to do I have nothing but respect for a guy like that It s one thing to be an outlaw biker but to be a fed and become an outlaw biker all the while knowing that if the bikers find out you are a dead man thats badass


10 thoughts on “Under and Alone The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang

  1. says:

    Shooting pool is a mainstay of the biker lifestyle So is getting shitfaced on Jack Daniels and being an asshole but I decided to try pool firstMemoir by a federal Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agent who spent two years undercover in the Mongols a motorcycle gang less famous than but probably even deadly than the Hells AngelsI figured that anybody who joined a biker gang would feel contempt for rules of any ki

  2. says:

    I had the privilege of hearing William ueen speak and teach last year He told us this story the fascinating account of his two years posing as an outlaw in one of America's most dangerous biker gangs the Mongols It was a con

  3. says:

    This is such a amazing story that it completely didn't matter that the actual writing was terrible This underco

  4. says:

    Deep cover to the point of psychological immersionuestions of loyalty and the definition of true friendship are

  5. says:

    I enjoyed this book but not uite as much as Dobyns No Angel I don't know if it's because I read Dobyns book first or what; I can't uite put my finger on it It was still a very good story and ueen's undercover work paid a lot dividends than Dobyns in terms of convictions and the number of bad guys that went to prison This story was similar to

  6. says:

    This was a very interesting book You really get to understand the emotions he was feeling as he was navigating his way through the undercover role For example At one point his mother dies and he has to leave his undercover work for some time He tells the biker gang that his mother just died and he will be gone for a few days When he gets back none of the ATF agents ask him about his mother or tell him that they are so

  7. says:

    Talk about Courage July 3 2008As with most books I've read there is always something I see or hear that piues my interest in a topicsubject matter creating a domino effect that leads to obsessive reading This seems to be the case here Gimme Shelter led to Sonny Barger's Hell's Angel which led to the Gangland television series and then to searching com for books about outlaw biker clubs starting with Under and A

  8. says:

    Of all the criminal elements in this world biker gangs are possibly the uintessential American product In other countries you have urban gangs the mafia government goons weapon runners and drug smugglers But at the heart of those enterprises is the desire for money and power Traditional gangsters engaged in gang

  9. says:

    So this dude basically goes undercover to bust some bad bad folks in a motorcycle club But then he ends up getting a little deeper in than he really plannedIt's a uick read and if you know nothing about motorcycle clubs it's not a bad place to start You'll end up learning a lot about this subculture that is st

  10. says:

    Amazing first eye glimpse into the daily workings of one the nastiest biker gangs to ever emerge from the flames of hell

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