Angels of Death by Julian Sher
Inside the Biker Gangs' Crime Empire

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A woman named Cynthia Garcia is stabbed to death and dumped in the Arizona desert after partying at a Hells Angels clubhouse in Arizona; three bullet-ridden bodies of bikers turn up in a river in Holland; a retired policeman is killed when his car is bombed in Australia. Meanwhile, the world’s most famous Hells Angel, Sonny Barger, is feted by the media on his global book tour. Angels of Death takes readers to Arizona, inside the biggest American police undercover operation to infiltrate the bikers; to British Columbia, Canada, where wealthy bikers dominate the organized crime pyramid; to Australia where the “bikies” shoot-it-out with police; to Curaçao where terrorist organizations funnel drugs to Dutch bikers; and to the streets of Oslo, Copenhagen, and Helsinki where a murderous biker war saw rocket attacks and bombs turn Scandinavia into a war zone.

While the media has continued to toast the Hells Angel icon Sonny Barger as an American legend, the facts tell another story — they are America’s major crime export. With an estimated 2,500 full-patch members in 25 countries, the Hells Angels have inspired a global subculture of biker gangs that are among the most feared and violent underworld players.

About Julian Sher

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Julian Sher is the author of the Canadian bestseller UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD: STEVEN TRUSCOTT'S LONG RIDE INTO HISTORY (Knopf Canada), a finalist for the Writers’ Trust of Canada Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the winner of the Canadian Authors Association Biography of the Year. For 10 years he was an investigative reporter with CBC’s "the fifth estate," where his work garnered a Gemini and the Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service. His web page, JournalismNet, is ranked among the top five journalism sites in the world by Google.William Marsden is the senior investigative reporter for the MONTREAL GAZETTE and also works for the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. His exposés on the Quebec justice system, smuggling and terrorism have won him two Newspaper Awards, three Judith Jasmin Awards, Quebec’s highest award for journalism, and an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award in the U.S. Julian Sher and William Marsden’s THE ROAD TO HELL: HOW THE BIKER GANGS ARE CONQUERING CANADA (Knopf Canada, 2003), was a national bestseller in both the English and French languages. THE ROAD TO HELL won the 2004 Arthur Ellis Award for Best True Crime and was nominated for the Writer’s Trust of Canada’s Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
Published March 27, 2006 by Carroll & Graf. 480 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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