Jerry Langton is a veteran journalist whose work has appeared in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, Daily News (New York) and many other publications. Set in the rust-belt city of Springfield, USA, Biker traces the career trajectory of Ned "Crash" Aiken, a small-time high-school drug dealer who rises quickly through the ranks of a major biker gang. Through the story of Aiken's climb to power, the inner sanctum of the outlaw motorcycle gang is revealed. Biker is frank and realistic, conveying a brutal world that continues to be sought after and idolized. Outlaw Biker is the sequel to the bestselling Biker. Exploring the world of Russian and eastern European organized crime syndicates, Outlaw Biker shows how these groups have established an unshakeable grip on crime in North America through the use of fear tactics and overwhelming violence. First as a drug and weapons runner for the Russian mafia, and then as a respected and vital part of a Midwestern gang, Ned Aiken again becomes deeply involved in organized crime. Ned Aiken thought he had seen it all. After dropping out of school to run with one of the Midwest's most powerful outlaw motorcycle gangs, he spent some time with the Russian mafia-just barely escaping from them alive. But as revealed in Dead Biker, none of that would prepared him for the incredible reach and brutality of the Mexican drug cartels.
by Jerry Langton
by Jerry Stahl
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