- Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Fawcett; Auflage: Reprint (28. März 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0345487524
- ISBN-13: 978-0345487520
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 1,9 x 17,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 261.869 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 28. März 2006
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Advance praise for Under and Alone
“Under and Alone is the dangerous and fascinating true story of an undercover ATF agent and the psychological price he was made to pay for his courageous work.”
–Joseph Wambaugh, bestselling author of The Onion Field
“A riveting story of a one-of-a-kind officer that takes you to the deepest and most dangerous part of undercover work. Highly recommended.”
–Joseph Pistone, author of Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia
“Top-shelf adventure . . . packed with great intensity . . . a dark and twisted world, fully realized. Don’t be surprised if it runs to bestsellerdom.”
From the Hardcover edition.
The New York Times bestselling account of the most extensive undercover operation inside a criminal motorcycle gang in American history. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
outside of society's rules,lies &"safety",anybody who has lived that way and survived,is aware of the danger this man put himself in,as well as his
family. i was really surprised at how honestly he wrote about the conflict,between those"brothers"that he was supposed to set up,and their authen
ticity,their true belief that he wasn't a snitch,and his fellow "colleagues"from ATF,who simply saw him as a number. i find it interesting to discover,
how many true-blooded and well-trained members of the "Force" actually can connect with the seemingly loose-life of the motorcycle outlaw,with it's
codes and rituals,maybe to those outsiders as crude,but to them it's the only way to be,somewhat like the last true american pioneers,i believe!
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Bill Queen is nuts...has to be to do what he did and live amongst these people for over two years, doing drugs and commiting crimes just to prove his worth to the gang. And he didn't just risk his life then, but even now he is a target for those he helped bring to justice. It is most interesting how Queen notes that these men are so much like the Mafia in that there is true love and friendship among the members, and yet they wouldn't hesitate to kill their own if they stepped out of line. It's a kind of almost hive relationship that most people just cannot fathom.
Wow, what an incredibly riveting tale. Bill Queen certainly gives new meaning to the word guts.
Undercover work, in general, is a fine way to ruin your marriage, wreck your nerves, and lose your sense of identity. Be prepared to sacrifice the life that you once had, and sadly witness the fallout that results. It's almost as if Queen suffers more than the people that he help put away. This is the fine print that the recruiters don't want you to read.
Speaking from direct experience, undercover work is essentially an act of betrayal. You live with these people, eat with them, party with them, and then testify against them in court. An agent might take years to be accepted into the fold, and then have to dump it all over the side of the ship in the blink of an eye. It's bad enough that you lose contact with your old friends, now you've got to give up all of your new ones. Guess what? Now you don't have any friends.
As Queen observes, it wasn't easy. There were actually times when he considered giving up his role as an ATF agent and crossing the line to the other side. I can't say that I blame him. His Mongol brethen often treated him with more respect, and genuine love, than his ATF handlers (who, more likely than not, saw Billy as an expendable "resource").
You're on your own, surrounded by a group of individuals who, by the standards of modern society, aren't much more than animals. It takes a very strong individual to survive the rigors of this sort of undercover work.
Billy, man, I don't know where you are, but I have a feeling that you might read this review some day. Many thanks for pouring out your memories, and heart, onto the printed page. People like me will try very hard to pass on your words to the younger folks, so that they might understand, and appreciate, the plight of the under-paid government employee known as the ATF agent.
My main problem with this book is that Agent Queen could really make it from Hang-around to Prospect to Patchholder Mongol in this daily environment of violence, crime, drug & alcohol abuse, and sex and maintain his ethical and moral legal criteria. The man definitely has some big stones, but are they THAT big.
I personally had a few brief brushes with the Mongols & Vagos both back in the early '80's, and it sounds like things haven't changed, but I believe there's a LOT of this tale that got left out.