“No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels” (Random House, ISBN ). Jay Anthony “Jaybird” Dobyns (born ), is a retired Special Agent and veteran undercover. No Angel has ratings and reviews. Petra Eggs said: The infiltration of the Hells Angels by undercover cop and author Jay Dobyns is as interesti. Jay Dobyns, Actor: Den of Thieves. Jay Dobyns is an actor and writer, known for Den of Thieves (), No Angel and Big Red Friday ().

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Dobyns is involved with a number of charitable causes such as Heartbeat for Africa[54] and organizations involved in the betterment of law enforcement personnel and iay families such as the Brian Terry Foundation[55] Safe Call Now[56] and the Institute for Responder Wellness.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? Feb 24, Dan Logue rated it did dpbyns like angle. No Angel brings you into the bizarre world of a self-delusion, self-aggrandizing Federal Agent who takes bizarre pleasure in deceiving others in the name of convoluted moral Crusading which of course is done entirely on your dime. Thompson was beaten up while writing his take on the gang in Hell’s Angels. Eventually, he realizes that as he’s been infiltrating the Hells Angels, they’ve been infiltrating him.

Even though he didn’t fully accomplis Raw, informative, daring, and open. As a taxpayer I wasn’t down with the cost of this whole operation with little reward in the end. I dovyns imagine living like that and watching your husband become this stranger that you only get to see for moments and not knowing from one day to the next if he’s even alive or dead.

I did have to question his motivation in becoming patched even as a prospect near the end.

In fact, this was the second time I’d attempted to read this book. Now I know how much more freedom we really had when put side by side to these life-long bikers. In a moment, however, just before the case shuts down, he experiences a revelation.


Her Name Was Rose: How many flower children are now wearing suits to work? And of course doyns Hells Angels are demonized as “racist” because they prefer Skynyrd over hip hop and other nefarious social taboos like sexism.

Exile on Front Street. During a brief standoff, the agitated gunman repeatedly screamed at Dobyns to drive away. I really enjoyed this book as it was told in a real life siuation. This article has multiple issues.

Obviously he liked the thug life and danger that being a biker allowed him to experience. Problem here is he’s much more of an authentic bad ass than the over-the-hill gang he’s infiltrating. Jay Dobyns is a highly decorated federal undercover agent, New York Times best selling author and celebrated public speaker. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

And he spend the fobyns half of ange book stoned out of his mind while laughing at the “meth heads. That was very honest and added nuance which saved the book for me.

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How to write a great review. Contentious material about living people that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately. Even though he didn’t fully accomplish what he wanted to he still brought to light the twisted mind state of the “club”.

N to write a great review Do Say dobybs you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Interesting that these “outlaws” were just sort of aging methheads hanging with their ex-stripper wives and basically living the white trash American dream in the desert towns of Arizona.

You can really grasp what the main character is going through in this book, even in a setting we can barely fathom. Retrieved from ” https: In JanuaryDobyns retired from federal service. Mar 16, Tom rated it really liked it.

No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels

I would have liked this book better if he would have delved more into the backgrounds of the Angels and how they came about joining the group. In what would become known as Operation Black Biscuit, Dobyns became the first person to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization and become a full-patched member, although the Hells Angels disagree. Yet in the end the cops arrest them all and Dobyns, no longer biker Dobyns, supposedly goes home to his wife and kids and returns to being just a regular ATF agent.


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Dobyns has been an outspoken critic of ATF’s ” Operation Fast and Furious “, a government-sponsored gun trafficking operation that channeled thousands of military-grade weapons into the hands of Drug Trafficking Organizations DTO’s and Mexican Drug Cartels [49] [50] [51] Several of the key ATF management officials identified by Congress and the DoJ Inspector General as being responsible for the flawed “gun-walking” operation were the same managers who had previously ignored threats against Dobyns and his family.

Dobyns leaves no stone of his harrowing journey unturned. I was definitely most drawn to this book because of just finishing the Sons of Anarchy series. Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. InATF management suddenly withdrew the Dobyns family’s “backstopping” protective countermeasures, cover stories, fake identities, untraceable drivers licenses, vehicle plates and other measures designed to make it difficult to discover a person’s true identity and living location.

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