This anthology brings together some of
the best authors in the world, who have recently written about
motorcycle clubs, outlaw bikers and the biker culture. It features excerpts
from internationally well-known authors such as Peter Edwards, Tony
Thompson, Edward Winterhalder and Iain Parke, but also contains literary work
from those who are relatively unknown and those who have
only achieved recognition on a local scale.
Covering both factual accounts of life
inside clubs such as the Hells Angels, Satan’s Choice, Bandidos, Rock
Machine, and the Outlaws, as well as leading examples of biker based fiction
that explore the images of bikers and crucial themes such as loyalty, respect
and honor, this compilation is intended to introduce the reader to the
secretive world of motorcycle clubs and outlaw bikers.
Michael Beckman is a virulent
racist, bigot and Holocaust denier; he is also a prospect for the notorious
Skuldmen motorcycle club in Wisconsin. When he learns that his wife is having
an affair, Beckman is livid after discovering the man his wife ran off with is
After inheriting his elderly aunt’s home and all of her
worldly possessions, in her attic he finds Nazi treasure and an ancient mirror
hidden since World War II. Carved in the wood frame at the top of the mirror
are the mysterious words Das Portal.
It is not long before Beckman discovers that The Mirror is a gateway to another
Chased by members of the Skuldmen who want to do him severe
bodily harm, and cornered by police investigating the apparent murder and
disappearance of his wife and her lover, Michael soon finds himself boxed into
a situation from which there is no escape. As a last resort, he turns to The
Mirror for salvation.
After Jake agrees to help out and Karen arrives in Boston, he reluctantly lets the woman back into his heart. When Karen is killed a few weeks later, the biker is unjustly accused of causing her death. To avoid a lengthy prison sentence for a crime he did not commit, Jake escapes from police custody with the help of a very unlikely ally.
Relying on an old friend who is an attorney, and new acquaintances from both sides of the law, Jake avoids capture while looking for a way to prove his innocence. At a biker rally in western Massachusetts, he gets lucky when a good looking pool shark, members of the notorious Skuldmen motorcycle club, and a Harley riding state trooper provide Jake with an opportunity to serve up a plate of justice, biker style.
Publisher’s note: Biker Chicz: The Attraction of Women to Motorcycles and Outlaw Bikers is a condensed version of the previously published book entitled Biker Chicks: The Magnetic Attraction of Women to Bad Boys and Motorbikes (2009 Allen & Unwin), which is no longer in print and was available only in Australia and New Zealand.
Adopted to different families shortly after birth, identical twin brothers Scott and Henry grow to manhood having no idea that the other exists. They ultimately wind up on opposite sides of the fence, for Scott 'Zipper' Conlon is a member of the Skuldmen, an outlaw motorcycle club, and Henry Baker is a federal law enforcement officer.
During a stakeout, when FBI agent Mitchell Gates observes Zipper leaving the apartment of a suspected terrorist, he implores his old Army buddy to learn what he can about the man. Although uncomfortable doing so, Zipper feels obligated, not only as an American, but because Gates saved his life during the first Gulf War. Due to the Skuldmen's anti-law enforcement beliefs, they agree that their cooperation be kept secret.
A terrorist plot to kill thousands, combined with a woman's revelation that Zipper is Henry Baker the cop, sets off a chain reaction that will shake the Skuldmen to the core, as the brothers react. In an unpredictable story of suspense, murder and mistaken identity, three tales merge into one during the biggest biker party of the year, when All Roads Lead to Sturgis.
While each woman featured in this book is unique and extraordinary in her own right, there are, not surprisingly, certain attributes they all have in common. In addition to being avowed motorcycle riders they live to ride and ride to live they are successful, intelligent, freethinking, adventurous, creative, inspiring, and tenacious. They are women who have followed their dreams and dared to live life on their own terms. All are survivors who boldly took on challenges that many of us men or women would find daunting. Some of them came by their success easily, others by triumphing over adversity.
Despite their common traits, most are as different as night and day. Some are introverted, others extroverted; some are family oriented, others are loners. They ll be the first to admit, however, that without their Harleys, they would not be who they are today. Their beloved motorcycles are what defines them and what sets them apart from their nonriding sisters.
The biker is on a mission to reunite with his fourteen-year-old daughter Justine, the only surviving member of his family, but a restraining order and condition of parole prohibits Blues from seeing her. The restraining order, put in place by the maternal grandparents who have raised the girl since the death of her mother and brother, mandates that Blues will return to jail if he contacts the teenager.
Appearing to lead an exemplary lifestyle, Blues has hardly become a model citizen. As he tries to rebuild his life, he crosses paths with bikers who have anything but his best interest at heart. The biker breaks parole by contacting his daughter, and learns in the process that she harbors a deep hatred for him, as he begins the long, hard journey to reconnect with the only family he has left.
While test riding the attorney's Harley, Earle overhears a conversation between three men of Eastern European descent, discussing a bombing they are planning. When the horror the world comes to know as the Boston Marathon Bombing occurs, Earle makes a connection to the event that shakes him to the core.
After Earle is hunted down and shot by one of the terrorists, Thomas goes on a quest for revenge with guidance from two federal law enforcement agents. Enlisting several chapters of Skuldmen in New England to assist him in locating the third Boston bomber, the lawyer is conflicted as he straddles a fine line between the two worlds he lives in, and the choices he must make when it comes to moral justice, or biker justice.