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Under and Alone: The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Paperback – June 26, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this book fascinating and can't help but wonder how much was omitted. I know I'll read it again.Published 4 days ago by Sunslave
Good insights. More detail about what life has been like for agent queen and his family.Published 4 days ago by Darold H. Breuer
Keeps you on the edge of your seat. I could not stop reading it to the neglect of everything else.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed reading this book. I feel bad for some of the gangs members especially Evel. I could see how conflicted the author would feel regarding the brotherhood of the gang vs his... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Melissa Riddle
A very gripping story , the courage of undercover people is amazing ,I'm in awe of William Queen for what he did a great read .Published 18 days ago by Che
The 1%er brotherhood has always been an interesting topic to me so this firsthand account was a great read for mePublished 22 days ago by Billy
this was an outstanding true story of what life is like in a gang and being undercover. I truly couldn't believe the sacrifices that he made for our
law in enforcement and... Read more