The real story behind the world's most feared outlaw gangs,
from the authors of The
Road to Hell
Angels of Death by Julian Sher and William Marsden
In this definitive, up-to-the-minute account of the Hells Angels
and the international outlaw biker world, two expert journalists
investigate how America's foremost motorcycle gang has become
one of the world's most sophisticated criminal organizations.
Taking the reader behind the headlines, Angels of Death
shows the biker gangs' global reach: from British Columbia,
where wealthy bikers dominate the organized crime pyramid; to
Curacao, where terrorist organizations funnel drugs to Dutch
bikers; and to the streets of Oslo, where a full-scale war,
with rocket attacks and bombs, is being waged. For the first
time Sher and Marsden also tell the stories of the undercover
police officers who have infiltrated the biker gangs in a desperate
bid to stop their global war.
Praise from reviewers around the
From the UK:
"In what sometimes read like blood-soaked pages,
the authors have built a devastating indictment of the gangs'
drug-running and racketeering across three continents, and
the terrifying methods they use to protect what they
see as their territories for drug distribution. In many ways
this is a fascinating and disturbing study of a group
of macho outsiders in the modern world."
-The London Daily Mail
"Angels of Death is a well-researched, engrossing account
of the biker gangs' rise up America's crime tree."
- New Statesman
"Angels of Death is as contemporary as it gets. Its
most recent case studies are scarcely weeks old; its intense
analysis of this evil empire as current and finely tuned as
a newly minted Harley chopper. The narrative is multilayered
and global in scope. Read this tome carefully, dear reader,
and never, ever, let your guard down. The veneer of civilization
runs very thin, and the Trojan horse at our gates looks disturbingly
like a Harley chopper."
-The Toronto Globe and Mail
"An action-packed read . . . With Angels of Death
you get taken on a long and interesting ride. . . . [The] writing
is fast-paced, at times thrilling and never boring-altogether,
a remarkable accomplishment. . . . Canadian readers will
be relieved to find out that Marsden and Sher retell the history
of this country's bikers in a new, updated way, so page-skipping
isn't an option. . . . There's so much fascinating information
you won't want to miss any of it."
"An unflinching account in meticulous detail of
the formation and global expansion of the Hell's Angels criminal
A frightening expose.
- The Herald Sun (Australia)
"Canadian-based investigative journalists Sher and Marsden
as they dissect the inner world of the international Hells Angels
(a) sometimes fascinating, enlightening
work from the history of what would become the outlaw bikie
gangs to today's highly sophisticated networks which rival the
best international police units."
- The Courier Mail (Australia)
From the United States:
"Sher and Marsden reveal the worldwide crime cartel constituted
by the Hell's Angels motorcycle club. Chronicling worldwide
misdeeds and mayhem, they
bring readers up to speed with
an ace true-crime saga whose last chapter is far from
- American Library Booklist