Gods of Mischief by George Rowe
My Undercover Vendetta to Take Down the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang

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This is the high-octane, no-holds-barred, true story of a bad guy turned good who busted open one of the most violent outlaw motorcycle gangs in history.

George Rowe’s gritty and harrowing story offers not only a glimpse into the violent world of the motorcycle outlaw, but a gripping tale of self-sacrifice and human redemption that would be the stuff of great fiction—if it weren’t all true. Rowe had been a drug dealer, crystal meth addict, barroom brawler, and convicted felon, but when he witnessed the Vagos brutally and senselessly beat his friend over a pool game, everything changed.

Rowe decided to pay back his Southern California hometown for the sins of his past by taking down the gang that was terrorizing it. He volunteered himself as an undercover informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and vowed to dismantle the brotherhood from the inside out, becoming history’s first private citizen to voluntarily infiltrate an outlaw motorcycle gang for the U.S. government.

As “Big George,” a full-patched member of the Vagos, Rowe spent three brutal years juggling a double life—riding, fighting, and nearly dying alongside the brothers who he secretly hoped to put away for good. During this time, Rowe also became entwined in a tumultuous relationship with a struggling addict named Jenna, never once revealing that he was actually working for the Feds. The road to redemption was not an easy ride. Rowe lost everything: his family, his business, his home—even his identity.

To this day, under protection by the U.S. government, Rowe still looks over his shoulder, keeping watch for the brothers he put behind bars. They’ve vowed to search for him until the day they die.

About George Rowe

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George Rowe is originally from Hemet, California. He is now being protected by the US Witness Protection Program.
Published February 12, 2013 by Touchstone. 337 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Non-fiction

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Brash account of a reformed bad boy's decision to help the federal government take down "Green Nation," the Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang.

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In this roughhewn memoir, one-time meth dealer and reformed felon George Rowe describes his undercover mission to infiltrate the notorious Vagos motorcycle gang. When Rowe walked into an ATF field off

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A wild tale of life undercover in the Vagos motorcycle gang.

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George Rowe has written a fascinating book, recounting his experience as an undercover informant with the Vagos Motorcycle Club in Hemet, California, from 2003 to 2006.

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