Armed and Dangerous: The Hunt for One of America's Most Wanted



From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Under And Alone Comes An Intimate And Riveting Account Of Federal Law Enforcement Agent William Queen S Relentless Hunt For One Of America S Most Cold Blooded Criminals.As An Agent With The Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco And Firearms, William Queen Must Tackle A Number Of Challenging Cases, Including Going Undercover To Investigate A Group Of Violent Skinheads And Infiltrating And Busting A Ring Trafficking In High Powered Explosives, Drugs, And Firearms In The Winter Of 1985, He Faces His Toughest Mission To Date He Must Apprehend Mark Stephens, A Notorious Narcotics Trafficker Who Has Been Terrorizing The Communities Around Los Angeles With Frequent Rampages Involving Machine Guns And Hand Grenades A Recluse Living In The Treacherous Backwoods Outside The City, Stephens Is A Cunning Survivalist Nobody Has Been Able To Catch Him, But Queen Is Determined To Take Him Down Queen S Unique Expertise Is Not Taught In Any Police Academy Or ATF Training Seminar He Honed His Outdoorsman Abilities As A Kid Stephens May Have Finally Met His Match In The Unwavering Queen, Who Is Adept At Hunting And Trapping And Living For Weeks In The Wild Queen Will Use These Skills Along With Surveillance, Confidential Informants, And Intelligence Gathering As He Doggedly Tracks His Dangerous Quarry, A Chase That Culminates In A Gripping Showdown High In The San Bernardino Mountains.A Fascinating Look Into The Daily Life Of An ATF Agent And A Taut Portrayal Of A Monthlong Manhunt, Armed And Dangerous Depicts A Classic Race Against Time Lawman Versus Outlaw In A Harrowing True Story Of Life Or Death Suspense From The Hardcover Edition.Armed and Dangerous: The Hunt for One of America's Most Wanted

Douglas Century is the author or coauthor of such bestsellers as Under and Alone, Barney Ross, Street Kingdom, Brotherhood of Warriors, and Takedown The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire, a finalist for the 2003 Edgar Award in the category of Best Nonfiction Crime.

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10 thoughts on “Armed and Dangerous: The Hunt for One of America's Most Wanted

  1. says:

    2.5 stars I listened to this true crime on audiobook It was OK, but the narrator could be too much of a tough guy for my tastes I minterested in procedure forensics psychology in tracking down criminals I also get the feeling the baddie in the book s central case would have been pretty much ignored despite his propensity for violence if he hadn t been growing a whole lot of pot, too.

  2. says:

    Good book but for an America s most wanted he sure did give up a lot easier then I was expecting but still scary for the cops.

  3. says:

    Very average book I thought it would be a lotinteresting, but sadly it was merely okay and at times a bit boring I listened to the book on audio and maybe it was partly the narrator He was somewhat boring, but who knows where the fault lies It wasn t as fascinating as I had expected it would be Only 2 stars.

  4. says:

    Very interesting, written to keep the reader s interest while the good guys once again prevail

  5. says:

    Great bedside readerI really enjoyed this book, although my favorite is still under and alone It was great reading about Billy Queen prior to his infiltration with the Mongols

  6. says:

    I liked this book because It is a police book and Federal Agent and I like anything police related.

  7. says:

    Amazing True HerosGreat true story of our wArriors undercover T g e story shows the commitment, drive and I initiative it took to take a b ad hombre down.

  8. says:

    Great book Quick read.

  9. says:

    The author William Queen is a retired decorated agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ATF who is best known for going undercover and taking on the Mongols in the San Fernando Valley In this book he tells us a story of dealing with another criminal before his days of taking on the Mongols Back in 1985 Queen was dealing with a case of trying to apprehend a criminal name Mark Stephens who sold marijuana to local dealers and also terrorized the San Bernardino community Queen firs The author William Queen is a retired decorated agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ATF who is best known for going undercover and taking on the Mongols in the San Fernando Valley In this book he tells us a story of dealing with another criminal before his days of taking on the Mongols Back in 1985 Queen was dealing with a case of trying to apprehend a criminal name Mark Stephens who sold marijuana to local dealers and also terrorized the San Bernardino community Queen first heard of Stephens from his contacts with local law enforcement agency Whenever Queen asked them who was their toughest criminal in the neighborhood the name was always the same Mark Stephens What made it difficult for the police to apprehend Stephens was that he hid himself in a difficult part of the San Bernardino Mountains and his coming and going into town was spontaneous and highly unpredictable Stephens was also a dangerous man who is armed with machine guns and homemade grenades TheStephens terrorized the community theobsessed Queen became with apprehending Stephens Along the way Queen also had to deal with other non related cases that is typical of ATF field agents The book tells the story of a man who is dedicated in his job of going after criminals He is no paper pusher and loves the job of undercover work and kicking down door As the book progresses you also learnof Queen s own life how he was a Vietnam War Veteran of the Special Forces, how he bucks his superiors but also know where he crossed the line and the mutual respect of his fellow agents for each other The book is exciting and funny What s in it for the Christian The author s sense of justice is a great example for everyone There is a moral right and a moral wrong William Queen is a sheep dog who has the high sense of duty of protecting the innocent from getting hurt which is the motivation for why he wants to get his suspect before he hurt someone again As Romans 13 teaches us, we must honor those who are God s agent of order in the government and we can read this book to honor and appreciate those in law enforcement The author s courage is also a great virtue that Christians should seek to cultivate and courage is one of those virtues that is best picked up from the examples of others

  10. says:

    When William Queen started as an ATF agent in the Los Angeles area, all the cops around agreed on one thing enemy 1 was that psycho who lived in the mountains, Mark Stephens He wasn t part of a gang, and he didn t have a pattern He simply appeared from the wilderness every few weeks to stick pistols into the mouths of dope dealers and demand his money While he hadn t managed to kill anyone yet, he was an object of terror to cop and criminal alike, and daredevil Queen knew this was a man tha When William Queen started as an ATF agent in the Los Angeles area, all the cops around agreed on one thing enemy 1 was that psycho who lived in the mountains, Mark Stephens He wasn t part of a gang, and he didn t have a pattern He simply appeared from the wilderness every few weeks to stick pistols into the mouths of dope dealers and demand his money While he hadn t managed to kill anyone yet, he was an object of terror to cop and criminal alike, and daredevil Queen knew this was a man that needed taking down Armed and Dangerous is a semiautobiographical account of the months Queen spent working on a case against Stephens, with reports of other busts mixed in, like that of a raid against a gang of skinheads To infiltrate them, Queen used a persona he d been playing around with, that of a southern biker with fondness for dope and tenuous ties to a Klan based organization That persona would become his full time identity later on when he infiltrated the Mongols, recorded in Under and Alone Although Queen s account builds toward finally convincing his bosses that infiltrating the mountain wilderness and hunting for Stephens camp is worthwhile, Stephens actual arrest is tame after the dangerous climb and the escape amid a forest fire What isn t tame is William Queen himself, a Vietnam special forces vet who tried racing until it proved too expensive a hobby He s definitely an adrenaline junkie, but happily his energies are targeted against actual psychopaths instead of blowing up people s homes to serve warrants, warrior cop style This is a fast read, and not as substantial as Under and Alone, but fitting if you re in the mood for eighties cops heroics

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