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No Angel by Jay Dobyns
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Apr 16, 2010

it was amazing
Read in January, 2009

Operation Black Biscuit....

Author Jay Dobyns became Jay "Bird" Davis and went undercover for the ATF into America's most dangerous, law breaking motorcycle gang, the Hells Angels!

Operation BLACK-BISCUIT was an ATF sting, that placed Jay Dobyns and several other agents and informants into the world of Hells Angels. Dobyns a.k.a. "Bird" admits in the book, he was in so deep, he eventually realized that the Hells Angels weren't all bad and that he wasn't all good! Fitting as it was for the operation, the undercover agents motto throughout was (JHAP) - Jesus Hates a P**sy-

"Bird" isn't your average undercover, he's got tattoo sleeves on both arms, earrings, built like a truck and has a long braided goatee. He played the part of Hells Angel wanna be perfectly, obviously going above and beyond your normal undercover. He drank, smoked, slammed Red Bulls throughout his undercover duty, never took any illegal drugs, but had an obession with Hydroxycut pills!

His cover was never really in question, but a few funny moments in the book are when "Bird", almost blows it, his cell phone ring tone is Nelly and he shows up to the Hells Angels club house in flip flops. Hells Angels obviously aren't into rap and they wear boots, not shower shoes...

The book is written well and keeps a good pace throughout. You will not be bored reading "No Angel", its a top notch true crime novel. Alot of unsavory bikers and meth heads along the way, the ATF recovered numerous guns, drugs, explosives, money and served 50 search & arrest warrants on Hells Angels members when the operation concluded.

Dobyns sacrificed his family, friends and co-workers to infiltrate the Angels and is one of the two only undercover federal agents (Operation Black Biscuit) to become full fledged (patched in) Hells Angels. The ATF sting didn't ruin or crush the Hells Angels motorcycle gang as they may have hoped, but as "Bird" puts it, we showed them, you are not untouchable, you are not invincible and you are definitely not smarter than the good guys!

Highly recommended (true) story~

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