As a member of the international motorcycle club known as the Pagans, Daniel Snake Dog Boone had a ringside seat to some of the most violent biker battles ever fought. Read more...
As a member of the international motorcycle club known as the Pagans, Daniel Snake Dog Boone had a ringside seat to some of the most violent biker battles ever fought. When he joined his small-town club in the early 1980s, Boone could never have imagined that the ragtag group would one day grow to become a part of the Outlaws, a major gang that would challenge the Hell s Angels for supremacy around the globe in a battle lasting decades. Through Boone s eyes, true-crime master Tony Thompson takes us into the fray, and into the heart of a shocking subculture. Outlaws is filled with outrageous stories that will have you gasping with equal parts laughter and horror."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-05-06
- Reviewer: Staff
Violating one of America’s most violent biker clubs’ code of silence, Daniel “Snake Dog” Boone spoke to Thompson (Reefer Men) some 30 years after the he left the gang, luridly drawing the curtain back on the notorious Outlaws. Boone says, “To truly understand, you have to be there, you have to live through it, or at least hear it from someone who did. That’s why I’m talking.” Sandwiched between extended surveys of the gang and its chief rival, the Hells Angels, Thompson chronicles Boone’s life, from scuffles with local rivals during his youth as a smalltown biker with the Pagans to his time with the Outlaws, which clashed with the Angels over drugs, vice, and membership. Careful to keep the focus on the illegal activities of Boone and his exported Midland Outlaws in Florida, Thompson recounts efforts taken by the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies to stem the swelling violence that both gangs inspired. Colorful, and gripping, Thompson’s account of Boone and his sinister Outlaw world turns most previous biker chronicles upside down, plunging the reader into a harrowing universe full of cruelty, bloodletting, and deadly consequences. Agent: Caroline Dawnay and Olivia Hunt, United Agents. (Aug.)