Falscher Engel: Mein Höllentrip als Undercover-Agent bei den Hells Angels

Riva Verlag
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Schon bald nach seiner Gründung Ende der 40er-Jahre in den USA machte der Hells Angels Motorcycle Club durch Gesetzesübertretungen und Gewaltdelikte von sich reden. Drogengeschäfte, Prostitution, Morde und Schlägereien sowie - mittlerweile auch international geführte - Bandenkriege mit rivalisierenden Clubs bringen den mitgliederstärksten Rockerclub der Welt immer wieder in den Verdacht der organisierten Kriminalität.
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Jay Dobyns, geb. 1961, ehemaliger Footballspieler und Absolvent der University of Arizona, erlangte Bekanntheit, nachdem er zwei Jahre als Undercoveragent für die ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; verantwortlich bei unerlaubtem Gebrauch und Besitz von Schusswaffen) in den Kreisen der US-amerikanischen Hells Angels ermittelt hatte. Heute ist er als Berater und Vortragsredner tätig. Jay Dobyns ist verheiratet und hat zwei Kinder.

Nils Johnson-Shelton war im Unterschied zu Jay Dobyns nie ein Cop und kann nicht einmal Motorrad fahren. Dies ist sein erstes Buch.

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Publisher
Riva Verlag
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Published on
Oct 12, 2009
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9783864130045
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Language
German
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Political
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This content is DRM protected.
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Jay Dobyns
Here, from Jay Dobyns, the first federal agent to infiltrate the inner circle of the outlaw Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, is the inside story of the twenty-one-month operation that almost cost him his family, his sanity, and his life.

Getting shot in the chest as a rookie agent, bartering for machine guns, throttling down the highway at 100 mph, 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 Dobyns recounts in this action-packed, hard-to-imagine-but-true story.

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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