Befriend and Betray

Befriend and Betray

Infiltrating the Hells Angels, Bandidos and Other Criminal Brotherhoods

Book - 2008
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The Hells Angels. The Bandidos. Asian triads. Russian mobsters and corrupt cops. Even the KKK. Just part of a day's work for Alex Caine, an undercover agent who has seen it all. Alex Caine started life as a working-class boy from Quebec who always thought he'd end up in a blue-collar job. But after a tour in Vietnam and a stretch in prison on marijuana-possession charges, he fell into the cloak-and-dagger world of a contracted agent or kite: infiltrating criminal groups that cops across North America and around the globe were unable to penetrate themselves. Thanks to his quick-wittedness and his tough but unthreatening demeanour, Caine could fit into whatever unsavoury situation he found himself. Over twenty-five years, his assignments ran the gamut from bad-ass bikers to triad toughs. When a job was over, he'd slip away to a new part of the continent or world, where he would assume a new identity and then go back to work on another group of bad guys. Told with page-turning immediacy, Befriend and Betray gives a candid look behind the scenes at some familiar police operations and blows the lid off others that law enforcement would much prefer to keep hidden. And it offers an unvarnished account of the toll such a life takes, one that often left Caine to wonder who he really was, behind those decades of assumed identities. Or whether justice was ever truly served.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2008.
ISBN: 9780307355942
Branch Call Number: 363.232092 CAINE
Characteristics: 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Msoda
Sep 11, 2014

One of Alex Caine best books. He went undercover and infiltrated the Bandidos mc.

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ravensview
Dec 09, 2011

Got for novel research - good so far. Overdue, take out again

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RonNasty64
Dec 30, 2008

Riveting story of one mans infiltration into the biker criminal world. Pick this up and you won't want to put it down.

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Sep 11, 2014

Msoda thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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RonNasty64
Jan 02, 2009

"Somewhere inside you're still Bandido, and you'll never change that." Dr. Jack.

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