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Publisher's Summary

Despite lacking any experience with motorcycle gangs, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America's deadliest biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws. In separate investigations that spanned years and coasts, Falco risked his life, suffering a fractured neck and a severely torn shoulder, working deep under cover to bring violent sociopaths to justice. His dedication was profound; Falco spent almost three years infiltrating the Vagos gang and rose to second in command of the Victorville, California chapter. He even served time in San Bernardino's Murder Unit and endured solitary confinement to protect his cover and the investigations.

Falco recorded confessions of gangland-style killings and nearly became a target himself before he sought refuge in the Witness Protection Program. But discontent to remain on the sidelines and motivated by a strong sense of duty, Falco eventually left the program and volunteered his talents again to infiltrate the Mongols and Outlaws, rising in rank to vice president of the Petersburg, Virginia, Outlaws chapter. His efforts culminated in 62 arrests of members for various crimes, including assault and murder. Executing one of this country's most successful RICO prosecutions and effectively crippling the criminal enterprise, Falco's engrossing narrative of the dangers of the biker underworld harkens back to Hunter S. Thompson's classic Hell's Angels, vividly recounting a life undercover.

©2013 Charles Falco and Kerrie Droban (P)2015 Tantor

What the critics say

"This window into the criminal biker culture offers a tale as grimy and bloody as the world its writer moved through." ( Library Journal)

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I enjoyed this look into the MC culture.

Very interesting, I had seen season 1 of the TV show and wanted to know more. Better than SOA.

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outstanding

loved it great doc. narrated perfect. kept me captive till the last words read. ty

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Good narration, story is ok

Was a great audio, story at times was hard to follow, but would recommend. A distant second behind "Under and Alone"

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  • Kevin
  • 2015-10-21

Great book for the most part

It had several moments where it was hard to follow with so much going on

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  • James E.
  • 2017-12-31

No Mongols

Hardly anything about the Mongols mc. Misleading if thats what you wanted to hear about.

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  • Raymond
  • 2016-03-20

no good.

poorly written by a wanna be cop with delusions of grandeur. Overdramatized, filled with impossible situations that can't be true, and laced with self pity.....save your money.

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  • Michelle Hanson
  • 2018-03-27

Great fiction

Falco has done a great job painting 1%ers as a bunch of coked out drunks that have sex with anything that moves... This fiction works out great for the courts. His story's being turned into t.v. shorts has made it
easy for civilians to look down on who we are. Judging us before they even know the whole story. FTP Viva Los Vagos

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  • tw
  • 2020-02-04

garbage and pathetic

the author sounds like a weak pathetic crybaby throughout the entire story. it reads like a bunch of lies to make him sound like a good guy. dont waste your time

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  • James
  • 2018-05-01

fun read

This was a pretty fun read. I enjoyed the narrator very much. Good, easy read.

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  • M. D Wilson
  • 2016-04-18

Terrible - not as good as other books like it

Over-dramatized and exaggerated stories about motorcycle clubs. You'll start sympathizing with these so called "gangs". You'll also feel embarrassed on how much man power and money our government spent on throwing just a handful of small time dead-beats into jail for short sentences. I feel sad for the undercover agents that had to endure the pain for these failed investigations, as well as the club members who were unjustly harassed.

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  • bubba
  • 2015-10-16

great listening

I really enjoyed the book lots of informative storytelling would recommend it to any outlaw motorcycle gangs fan

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-16

mundane exageration

A fictional exageration of what life in these clubs is actually like. This guy describes his experience the same way anti gun advocates describe shooting an AR-15.

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  • brother
  • 2020-11-17

Fairytale by a wannabe

This is fictional bull crap
Fairytale fantasy for wanna biker. Adolescent bravado. Don’t waist your time.